By - 11/22/08 - 11:03 pm

Carolyn Grantham, raised in a place that knows from fish and chips, explains why she won't be returning to the Battery, an allegedly authentic fish-and-chips place that recently opened on Washington Street in Brighton Center:

... Look, I don't claim to be a frying expert. I know it takes practice to be able to turn out perfect fish and chips every time. But there are hundreds, if not thousands, of practitioners in the UK who have figured it out. And until The Battery gets it right, it's upholding the myth that British cooking is bad. ...

By - 11/22/08 - 1:08 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men for a triple stabbing at 20 Dustin St. in Brighton around 4:30 this morning.

Two of the victims are expected to survive, but one has life-threatening injuries, police say.

By - 11/20/08 - 3:53 pm

Boston Police report a robber used a sawed-off shotgun to rob a store and two customers around 9:30 p.m. yesterday at 130 N. Beacon St.

Police say the man, described as black, slim and in his mid-20s:

By - 11/18/08 - 4:26 pm
Harris and Morgan
Harris and Morgan booking photos
Via Suffolk County DA.

Two Brighton men arrested in April, 2007 on charges they planned to sell the 125 pounds of marijuana police allegedly found them with were indicted today on federal drug-trafficking charges.

An indictment issued in Syracuse, NY today charged Michael Harris, 31, and William Morgan, 28, and 32 other people of being part of a ring that allegedly smuggled roughly 10,000 kilograms of Canadian pot through a New York Indian reservation over the past three years. A whole slew of Canadians were among those charged.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, both men were already in custody awaiting trial on their Massachusetts charges. Both were arrested on April 19 by Boston and state police and DEA and Immigration and Customs Enforcements agents, who say they found 100 pounds of pot in their Hardwick Road apartment and another 25 pounds in Morgan's Toyota Avalon. Also seized at the time: $100,000 in cash.

The federal charges of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana could mean prison sentences of between 10 and 40 years in jail, along with fines of up to $4 million for each of them, according to a statement by Acting US Attorney Andrew Baxter in Syracuse.

Innocent, etc.

By - 11/17/08 - 11:39 am

The Herald reports the driver blew his horn, but the kid didn't hear him as he cut across the tracks near the BC stop this morning.

By - 11/13/08 - 8:55 am

Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports six Allston/Brighton packies got snared in an underage-liquor sting on Saturday.

By - 11/6/08 - 10:38 am

Wicked Local Allston/Brighton's weekly police report lets us know that police are looking for somebody who tried to carie $600 worth of toothbrushes out of the Brighton Avenue Rite-Aid. A store employee ran after him and managed get all the toothbrushes back, but the perp made a clean getaway.

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: