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By adamg - 9/23/21 - 10:41 am

The Boston Business Journal reports that four East Boston Bank branches slated to be shut as part of its takeover by Rockland Trust will instead be sold to HarborOne, a Brockton-based bank that will hire their workers and re-open the branches as its own. The deal affects only the buildings and workers; customer accounts at the current branches will still move to Rockland.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 11:54 am

State Police report a Waltham man headed outbound on Soldiers Field Road lost control of his Suzuki motorcycle, hit a guardrail on the left side of the road and went flying off his bike, around 2:40 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/21 - 10:11 am

A developer wants to replace a two-story warehouse at 155 North Beacon St. in Brighton, now home to the Sound Museum rehersal studios across from the Tin Tin Buffet, with a four-building complex of research labs and office space. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/21 - 4:34 pm

The owner of a Brighton Center massage parlor whose workers offered customers sex for an extra fee has agreed to repay the money she got from two federal pandemic-relief programs last year because prostitution is not one of the businesses for which proprietors were allowed to claim such money. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/21 - 1:46 pm

Live Boston reports that Zack Thompson, 23, of Oxford, CT, helped his girlfriend escape from a fire on Perthshire Road in Brighton on Monday, then succumbed to the fire.

Firefighters used a ground ladder to rescue the girlfriend, after she was thrown out of a window onto a small roof protruding from the second floor by her boyfriend. She was taken to the hospital with only minor injuries.

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By adamg - 9/6/21 - 1:49 am
Fire damage on Perthshire Road

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 34 Perthshire Rd., off Bigelow Street in Brighton at 12:30 a.m. for what turned into a three-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/21 - 10:41 pm

The Heights reports BC has decided that a high vaccination rate among both students and faculty and a desire to return to "a normal teaching environment," but that some 300 professors signed a letter respectfully suggesting that's dumb. Masks are required in other indoor spaces on campus.

By adamg - 9/1/21 - 9:39 pm

Adam Balsam grabbed the images from the 500 "student move-in" complaints filed with 311 over the past couple of days and used them to create a mosaid of a case of Natty Light: Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/21 - 8:15 pm
Sunset over Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Pat Tomaino watched the sunset over Chestnut Hill Reservoir this evening.

Leah Klein watched the sunset over Chelsea Creek and the Tobin Bridge: Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/21 - 9:41 am

The Allston Brighton Community Development Corp., along with several other local groups, is hosting a Zoom forum at 6 p.m. today for four candidates for the local city council seat: Three who will have their names printed on the ballot next month and a fourth who is running as a write-in. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/21 - 9:00 pm

Khaled Awad, 24, faces arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court tomorrow on a variety of charges including a formal hate-crime charge for a July 1 attack in which a rabbi was stabbed repeatedly outside his school on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/21 - 8:39 pm
Firefighters respond to Lake Street

Shortly before 5 p.m., DB Reiff urged motorists to avoid Lake Street in Brighton on account of how several manholes along the street caught fire around the same time. Utility crews had been working in the area, she reports.

By adamg - 8/11/21 - 10:18 am
Welcome to Boston, where Storrow Drive is beating the stuffing out of UHaul and Penske

Artist Eric Funk has come up with this design for pre-existing Boston residents. And it's available as a sticker, a tote bag and a print.

By adamg - 8/8/21 - 1:47 pm
Motorcyclists in Cleveland Circle

Danielle Johns was in Cleveland Circle around noon when hundreds of motorcyclists roared down Chestnut Hill Avenue and onto Beacon Street for the ninth annual Boston Motorcycle Marathon Ride, which benefits the Jimmy Fund.

By adamg - 8/8/21 - 12:08 am

Boston Police report an fight among several people ended around 11:55 p.m. on Saturday at 107 Gordon St. when one woman pulled out a knife and stabbed three people. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/21 - 10:26 pm
Old rectory and former church on Washington Street in Oak Square

Our Lady of the Presentation rectory and church.

A West Roxbury developer has paid St. John's Seminary $4 million for the former Presentation Church and its rectory and parking lot on Washington Street in Brighton's Oak Square. Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/21 - 1:12 pm
Couches and stuff

Early Allston Xmas display.

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about these derelict couches on Coolidge Road in Allston.

Also see: Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/21 - 1:06 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Jersey Mike's Subs is opening up at 466 Washington St., right next to a Domino's.

By adamg - 7/20/21 - 11:03 am
60 Guest St. rendering

Rendering by SGA Architects.

Two developers yesterday formally asked the BPDA to let them fill one of the last remaining empty lots in the Boston Landing complex along Guest Street with a nine-story life-sciences R&D building. Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 1:06 pm
Rendering of 30 Leo Birmingham Parkway

Rendering by Prellwitz Chilinski Associates.

The Mount Vernon Co. this week filed its plans for replacing a Santander Bank branch on Leo Birmingham Parkway, next to the Radius building, where the old Black and Decker service center used to be, with a five-story, 99-unit residential building with ground-floor commercial space. Read more.

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