By - 11/2/08 - 11:21 am

Michael Pahre advises you that you might have better luck avoiding arrest if you stay in a part of town you know, rather than going up to Brighton only to get arrested right across the street from what you didn't seem to realize was the District 14 police station:

You would think that all of the police vehicles parked on the street and in the adjacent lot would have tipped the guys off.

By - 10/31/08 - 10:08 am

Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports a BC house party on Oct. 25, at 35 Orkney Rd. ended nicely around 1 a.m., with people kicking cops, refusing arrest and urinating in a police cruiser. In all, police arrested six people.

Innocent, etc.

By - 10/29/08 - 1:28 pm

Boston Police report that when officers spotted a man climbing down a ladder early Tuesday at 195 Faneuil St., he spotted them and fled. However, police say, he proved no match for the fleet foot of the law:

By - 10/28/08 - 4:14 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Westford man on charges of damaging a water hydrant on Summit Avenue yesterday evening - and threatening a passerby who called police.

By - 10/26/08 - 11:43 pm

Michael Pahre notes the sudden eruption of yellow "Preserve Our Neighborhood" signs across Brighton, erected by the newly formed Brighton Neighbors United:

... The group's website notes that it delivered 500 signatures to the Boston Redevelopment Authority in opposition to several development proposals of Boston College, particularly to construct dormitories on the former St. John's Seminary Land bought by BC in 2004-7. ...

By - 10/24/08 - 10:43 pm

Shawn Pierre, 22, of Brighton, was charged with assault and battery after he allegedly slapped a visitor to his hospital room on Oct. 15, Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports.

By - 10/23/08 - 10:36 am

CarmichaelPaul Carmichael, 38, is being held without bail pending arraignment tomorrow on two counts of aggravated rape, two counts of kidnapping, three counts of assault and battery, and a single count of aggravated assault and battery, according to a statement from the Suffolk County DA's office.

Carmichael is charged with two incidents in July at his 198 Allston St. apartment, during which "he held [the women] against their will, beat and strangled them, and forced himself on them."

By - 10/23/08 - 9:47 am

Wicked Local Allston-Brighton's police log this week is full of depressing little accounts of attacks of one kind or another, from Brighton High students running amok every afternoon in a Store 24 to a guy charged with trying to beat somebody up in a St. Elizabeth's waiting room to another guy charged with helping his sons (two other Brighton High students) plot an attack on some cops.

By - 10/17/08 - 8:13 am

Seth Gitell remembers longtime Brighton politico Charlie Doyle of Brighton, who died this week:

... With Doyle's departure, like the death of Boston-chronicler Alan Lupo a couple weeks ago, the city is a poorer place, one more in danger of losing its character and characters.

By - 10/16/08 - 8:54 pm

Stephen Morris, 23, arrested, Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports.

By - 10/16/08 - 8:51 pm

Man never actually showed gun, made off with $500, Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports.

By - 10/9/08 - 3:35 pm

Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports that a BC student found walking on a 50-foot tightrope he'd strung between two trees at Kirkwood and Radnor roads in Brighton was told to get his fool ass down before he cracked his head on the pavement. Also, a resident of 50 Mapleton St. in Brighton was arrested for threatening to stab another resident in a "dispute over laundry."

By - 10/8/08 - 12:07 pm

Janette Hillis-Jaffe, an Orthodox Jew living in Cambridge, produced this wonderful video in support of Senator Barack Obama:

Two of the people who helped her with the project live in Brighton.

For more information about the video, visit:

By - 10/2/08 - 3:13 pm

A Charlestown man learned that lesson last week when he wound up under arrest inside the Brighton police station, the Tab reports.

By - 9/20/08 - 3:47 pm

Harry Mattison is getting seriously annoyed at the company putting its ads all over everything, including local parks. He doesn't name the company, because he doesn't want to give them publicity, but may he should so everybody can join in sending hate rays their way.

By - 9/3/08 - 1:40 pm

Boston Police report that a student got back to his 63 Shannon St. abode around 10:30 yesterday morning to find two out-of-breath dudes - one of whom he knows - trying to give him a line of BS about why his front door was open:

The victim stated that he confronted the two suspects and they reported that they had come by to talk to him but when they arrived they observed two black males who fled in a Jeep with the victim's property. The victim reported that he then asked the two suspects to open the trunk of the car and they reluctantly opened it. The victim then told officers that once the suspects opened their trunk, he observed a number of his items in the trunk of their car. The victim then called officers and gave them the description of two black males that the suspects had given him so as not to alert then that he was on to their ruse.

Jhonathan Martins, 19, and Nathan Silva-Rosa, 19, both of Everett, were then taken away by police for some schooling in the criminal justice system.

Meanwhile, over at 117 Park Dr. in the Fenway, police say, a couple of Dorchester teens tried robbing an elderly man of his bicycle as he rested on a bench. Instead, the guy got up, grabbed one of the thuglets and wrestled his bike back, police say. The pair then took off on the other thuglet's bike - and got to Clemente Park before officers caught up with them, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By - 9/2/08 - 1:42 pm

Harry Mattison posts a photo from the morning fire at 36 Litchfield St.

By - 6/19/08 - 8:38 pm

The Tab reports that up to 5,000 gallons of mineral oil that leaked out of an electrical conduit at Sutherland and Strathmore roads in Brighton this morning got into a drainage pipe that then dumped it into Leverett Pond and the Muddy River on the other side of Brookline on the Jamaica Plain line.

By - 6/10/08 - 9:31 pm

Boston Police report finding a woman, 56, dead of multiple stab wounds at 73 Nonantum St. around 2:30 p.m. today.

Luis A. Marquez, 26, of Brighton, who was still at the scene when police arrived, was arrested. He will be arraigned on a charge of murder tomorrow in Brighton District Court. Police say Marquez and the victim knew each other.

By - 4/23/08 - 9:03 am

Interesting photo that belies all your preconceptions of what somebody might be taking a photo of at midnight in Brighton.