On the Redstar Perspective, Leigh mourns the passing of a growing number of locally owned shops and hopes the fun, quirky neighborhood doesn't become another soulless condo warren:
Aunty Scotch offers evidence that, whatever happened, it was not a case of a stupid copper thief blowing himself up.
Buckospal discusses emergency response in the neighborhoods this week:
... One call in Allston a high priority cardiac issue this afternoon found the paramedic unit assigned to the call changed three times. Each of course were coming from well outside of the Allston/Brighton area so any chance of them making the call in a timely manner was simply wishful thinking. ...
Well the countdown begins. Hopefully I will be moving to Roslindale from Brighton on April 28th. I'm gonna miss a lot in Brighton though:
Man couldn't sleep; hit loud friend of roommate in the head with a bottle.
51 Park Vale Ave.
Police looking for three masked men in identical three-quarter length down coats; victims treated at St. Eliabeth's.
15 North Beacon St.
It is believed that a time capsule was placed in the cornerstone, or somewhere in the building site, of the forner Brighton Town Hall in 1841.
The Brighton Town hall occupied the space that currently houses the Knights of Columbus Hall on Washington Street in Brighton Center. The original building was destroyed by a fire in the 1970's, but the new structure was built upon the existing foundation.
Over time it is believed thatthe time capsule was lost, and that it may be buried in the building structure even today!
Brighton Bicentenial Committee is considering creating a time capsule to be opened in 2107.
Any creative ideas or suggestions are appreciated, including how and where to store the time capsule so that it actually will be found in 2107!
On Fussy Eater, Karen raves about the Portuguese sweet bread at the under-new-management Daniel's in Brighton Square:
... In fact the Portuguese Sweet Bread was so good that I dropped off the remainder of the loaf at work so I wouldn't be tempted to devour it. ...
Harry Mattison points us to In Defense of One Western Avenue, an essay by George Thrush, director of Northeastern's School of Architecture. Simply put, Thrush is fed up with the cultural neanderthals who prefer Kenny G to the architectural magnificance that is One Western Avenue. You know: That Harvard dorm off the Charles that looks like it could crush you without a moment's notice:
One of two robbers pulls gun, demands money at Townline Variety.
138 Tremont St.
Ronald Twombly, 23, of Hingham, arrested today in connection with that beating of four BU students on Dec. 3. Sean Melanson, also 23 and also a Hingham resident, had been arrested earlier this month. Twombly faces the more serious charges, including assault with intent to murder with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Out-of-town man sleeping off party awoken with beer poured in face to find three men asking him if he thought he was so tough now.
71 Etna St.
Because then the Vanquisher of LA Parking Vermin could tackle the Massholes who park on the sidewalk on Parsons Street:
... As a pedestrian, it is pretty frustrating that vehicles on Parsons St. in Brighton are allowed to park on the sidewalk on a regular basis. It seems that everyone who parks on this street feels entitled to put one side of their car up on the sidewalk. ...
The kid, 15, set off a pepper-spray cannister at the Edison Middle School this morning, police allege. He was arrested, 42 people went to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Auntie Scotch lives right near the purported drug factory:
... [I]t warmed my heart last night when I heard that a drug-making laboratory was uncovered on Surrey Street. Just in time for the holiday season!! I have not seen this many people out and about on the streets since the old barn behind my house burnt to the ground. There was excitement in the air as helicopters flew overhead and news crews flooded the neighborhood. Familiar faces on the 10 o'clock news making statements of shock and disbelief added to the fun. ...
Man mugged from behind by two men, fought back, sprayed with mace. Treated at the scene.
1625 Commonwealth Ave.