Local developer Berkeley Investments has told the BPDA it will soon file detailed plans for a three-building complex with 314 residential units and 548,000 square feet of office and R&D space at the Harvard-owned 176 Lincoln St. - the old Boston Tech Center that has sat vacant since the 1980s. Read more.
A federal judge today approved a request from Joseph Rachal, serving an 8 1/2-year sentence for robbing a Brighton Center bank at gunpoint to be allowed to finish the last 31 months of his sentence at home because he has tested positive for Covid-19 and because he is 68 and has high blood pressure, which could put him at extra risk of death should his condition worsen. Read more.
Arrest at 430 Washington St., Dorchester, home of alleged supplier Winston McGhee. Photo by Live Boston.
DEA agents and Boston drug investigators were busy early this morning arresting two brothers and their associates for running cocaine and crack in a swath that ran from the Fidelis Way development in Brighton to the South End and Mattapan. Read more.
It wasn't just the loud people smoking up the neighborhood with their grills that annoyed one concerned citizen on Chiswick Road in Brighton. In a 311 report, we also learn that the other night there were also: Read more.
A federal judge ruled yesterday that a Brighton couple can continue their suit against the city over the way a BPD drug unit with a no-knock warrant smashed into their apartment with a battering ram at 4:30 a.m., and kept them handcuffed and lying on the floor in front of their young children for 20 minutes until the officers realized they had the wrong apartment. Read more.
Around 7:40 p.m., Jeffbax checked in from the Los Amigos Taqueria in Brighton Center:
Attempting to pick up some Mexican food on Cinco de Mayo might have been one of my all-time worst ideas. Complete chaos over at Los Amigos in Brighton… Immediately ditched my order seeing this scene and hearing someone say they were waiting an hour.
Live Boston reports that a driver whose car went airborne before coming to a crashing halt in front of Party City on Soldiers Field Road around 6:45 a.m., suffered only minor injuries, as did the driver of another car he hit. Read more.
With an initial donation of $25,000, the Main Streets programs in Allston Village and Brighton have created Workers Relief Funds for local workers in Allston and Brighton who have lost their jobs due to coronavirus. Read more.
Boston tomorrow re-opens the long shuttered Kindred Hospital at 1515 Commonwealth Ave. in Brighton to house homeless people in need of isolation who don't need more intensive hospital care - and will use a Suffolk University dorm for housing the homeless, Mayor Walsh said today. Read more.