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By adamg - 10/22/19 - 11:14 am

Liz Breadon and Craig Cashman, running for the District 9 council seat being vacated by Mark Ciommo, are scheduled to meet in a candidates forum at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at WGBH, 15 Guest St.

The forum is sponsored by the Brighton Allston Improvement Association, the Allston and Brighton boards of trade and the Ward 21 and Ward 22 Democratic committees.

By adamg - 10/20/19 - 7:41 pm
Fluid-leaking firetruck on Commonwealth Avenue service lane

Commonwealth Avenue at Strathmore Road was shut for much of the afternoon after a firetruck suffered some sort of failure and spilled as much as 25 gallons of hydraulic fluid on the roadway.

BFD commanders on scene declared a Level 2 hazmat situation, calling in specialized crews to help clean up the spill. A large tow truck eventually came in to tow the firetruck away.

By adamg - 10/16/19 - 8:13 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed 11 Faneuil St. building

Resisidents of proposed Faneuil Street building won't have far to go to get their cars washed or to see birds.

City Realty wants to replace a Meineke muffler shop and the Bagman on Faneuil Street in Brighton with a five-story, 41-condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/19 - 8:40 am
Smush at Commonwealth Avenue and Washington Street in Brighton

People coming into town on the Green Line from Boston College could be 15 minutes late due to a collision between a trolley and a pickup at Comm. Ave. and Washington Street. NBC Boston reports one injury.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 10:51 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Purr Cat Cafe on Chestnut Hill Avenue is no longer "temporarily" closed - its landlord has posted a note in the window that the place has permanently ceased to be.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 8:36 am
Sign too short in Brighton

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about this sign on Faneuil Street in Brighton:

Not damaged ...JUST DANGEROUS! Bike lane sign is Dangerously SHORT!! Someone is going to lose an eye or their head!! West bound side of Faneuil!!

By adamg - 10/8/19 - 9:59 am

J.L. Bell discusses the Revolutionary ties of Brighton butchers to the Continental Army - one family's meat warehouse was considered so important the army posted guards around it to protect against sabotage.

By adamg - 10/1/19 - 12:54 pm

Update: His family reports he died around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Globe reports Daniel Hollis got into a fight with some other college-age men around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, during which his family says he fell and hit his head on bricks and cement. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/19 - 11:43 am
Architect's rendering of proposed 249 Corey Rd. building

Architect's rendering.

A Brookline developer is proposing to raze the old Corey Hill Nursing Home at 249 Corey Rd. and put up a 35-unit residential building on the Brighton side of the property and two single-family homes on the Brookline side. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/19 - 9:37 am

WBZ reports a man jumped into the reservoir yesterday to save his dog, who had jumped in to chase a swan. Then a woman jumped in to save them both when they began to struggle in what turns out to be a strong current in the seemingly placid reservoir.

By adamg - 9/22/19 - 3:59 pm

On Tuesday, the Brighton-Allston Historical Society hosts a talk on the history of newspapers in the neighborhoods and how residents can stay up to date in the online age.

Oh, yeah, I'll be giving that talk. It's open to the public and there'll be free refreshments. Starts at 7 p.m. at the Brighton Allston Congregational Church, 404 Washington St. in Brighton Center.

By adamg - 9/20/19 - 10:09 pm
Purr Cat Cafe in Brighton temporarily closed, sign says

Boston's first and only cat cafe, Purr Cat Cafe on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton, is temporarily closed, according to a sign in the front door (photographed today by Marianna Foos) and the business's Web site.

The cafe, in which people can sit and pet or play with shelter cats, opened, after some controversy, in 2017.

By adamg - 9/20/19 - 10:01 pm

Boston Police have released a sketch of the suspect in the bludgeoning death of a woman at 72 Cresthill Rd. in Brighton on Feb. 11, 1997.

Victim Linda Fung, 35 at the time, was hit in the head repeatedly with a baseball bat and was found in a pool of her own blood on the front porch that evening. A knife was also found at the scene.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 8:56 am

The Ward 10 Democrats are hosting a forum for candidates for the District 8 (Fenway, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill) seat that Josh Zakim is giving up, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Tobin School, 40 Smith St. on Mission Hill. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 5:38 pm
Washington Street shut in front of Daniels Baker in Brighton

Rebecca Arellano reports Washington Street is shut in front of Daniels Bakery due to a sinkhole.

By adamg - 9/1/19 - 8:29 am
Couch

As you might expect, 311 complaints this weekend are focusing on move-in/move-out detritus in Boston's student-heavy wards (and South Boston). One brave concerned citizen risked his camera's sensor to file a 311 complaint about a couch at Charlesview and Newton streets in Brighton - that it was on the street, not that somebody actually once paid money for it.

By adamg - 8/30/19 - 3:08 pm

Thugmajesty tells us the story of Allston St. Nick: Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/19 - 11:47 am

The MBTA reports inbound delays on the B Line of up to ten minutes due to a train with issues at Chiswick Road.

By adamg - 8/26/19 - 9:38 am

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on gun and drug charges early Sunday morning after, they say, an altercation that started when he laughed at the sight of another man falling inside the Soldiers Field Road IHOP ended when he pulled out a gun loaded with 11 rounds and threatened the man with it. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 10:30 pm
Woodstock van in Brighton

Teddy Kokoros spotted this Greek-American Woodstock Peace and Love van at Market and Lincoln streets in Brighton today.

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