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By adamg - 3/23/23 - 9:52 pm
Proposed apartment building on Washington Street in Brighton Center

Rendering by Choo & Company, showing side that would be hidden should the Dunkin' and Greek restaurant next door be replaced with something taller

The owner of Dorr's Liquor Mart, 354 Washington St. in Brighton Center, has filed plans with the BPDA to replace the current one-floor building with a five-story building with room for the liquor store and 19 apartments above it. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/23 - 10:17 pm
Bit of collision between a trolley and a car at Chiswick Road

A roving UHub photographer captured the scene along Commonwealth Avenue at Chiswick Road when a driver realized he could not occupy the same space as a Green Line trolley shortly before 6:45 p.m. The T was forced to bustitute for about a half hour until the car and the trolley could be removed.

By adamg - 3/3/23 - 10:57 am

The Heights reports "five cardinals, six archbishops, 21 bishops, and 40 theologians from across the country" are gathering at Boston College this weekend for what it says is "the largest gathering of Catholic leadership at a university in US history." They'll be looking at synodality, the idea of decentralizing Church decision making.

By adamg - 2/28/23 - 11:14 am
Lake Street house

The house.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by the Common Room to convert a house at 40 Lake St. in Brighton to a place where high-functioning people on the autism spectrum who have graduated high school can gather in small groups for social and learning activities. Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/23 - 3:23 pm

Boston firefighters responded to 9 Jette Ct., off Washington Street, for what turned into a two-alarm fire shortly after 3 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/23 - 4:01 pm
St. Joseph Prep logo

Saint Joseph Prep Boston, with a history dating back 137 years, announced yesterday it will be closing at the end of the current school year.
Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/23 - 1:05 pm
Rendering of proposed new synogogue

Rendering of proposed synogogue.

A group of residents living near the site of a proposed synagogue on Bennett Street in Brighton yesterday sued to block its construction, saying the new building and attached rabbi's residence would simply be far too large for a congested, narrow street. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/23 - 1:01 pm

The Heights reports on burst pipes burst all over the Boston College campus yesterday.

By adamg - 2/4/23 - 8:50 pm
Crowd outside the Wang

Angry Wang customers demand to be let back in. Photo by Live Boston.

So far tonight, burst pipes caused by the sudden freeze have forced three hospitals to send patients elsewhere, left Wang Theatre patrons out in the cold, angrily yelling to be let back in, and flooded a floor at the Prudential Center mall. Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/23 - 11:19 am

The Boston City Archives has posted a transcript of an interview with John J. McClane, who started working as a Boston firefighter in 1901 and who recalled the transition from horse-drawn engines to motor-driven ones, in the days when Brighton was still home to abatoirs and cattle yards, where farmers from around the area would bring their cattle and sheep to be prepared for shipment to England - and then retire to the Faneuil House for some high-stakes poker.

By adamg - 1/30/23 - 1:22 pm
Mountainous terrain supposedly 10 miles west of Brighton

A former Brighton Man saw this scene on "The Last of Us" (you know, fungus-driven zombies battle for control of Boston) and immediately thought:

how Bumble/Hinge/Tinder folks in Boston look at you when you live in Allston Brighton this photo was taken in Oak Square. ppl 4get that

By adamg - 1/27/23 - 1:08 pm

Boston Police officers, including a K9 and specialized gun units, swarmed the Mary Lyon Upper School at 95 Beechcroft Rd. in Brighton around 12:20 p.m. after a crying girl called 911 and said there was a person with a gun inside the school, then hung up. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/23 - 2:02 pm
Pickle Jungle Fantasy Land

If, for some reason, you need to know how to get to Faneuil and South Hobart streets in Brighton, and you go to Google Maps for the directions, you'll notice an odd place marker to the left: Pickle Jungle Fantasy Land on Donnybrook Road.

Click on the marker, and then on "Reviews" for this "shrine:" Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/23 - 3:26 pm

The Trammel Crow Co. said today it will soon file plans for a five-building complex along Soldiers Field Road near North Beacon Street that would include some 200 affordable housing units as well as research and retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 1/16/23 - 10:33 am
Rendering of proposed 500 Western Ave.

Rendering by Hendren Associates.

The owner of a one-time gas station turned parking lot on Western Avenue has filed plans for a six-story, 118-unit apartment building that would include 9 live/work spaces for artists and paid parking spaces for neighboring businesses. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/23 - 2:38 pm

Loc Vo, 55, pleaded guilty this week to one count of wire fraud, admitting to government charges that he used federal aid to help small businesses stay afloat during the pandemic to buy hares in biotech, Web and financial services, electric-car and gaming companies. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/23 - 4:25 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on inbound B Line trolleys due to a recalcitrant trolley at Sutherland Road.

By adamg - 1/2/23 - 8:59 pm
Remains of car crash in Oak Square

Dan O'Brien came across the aftermath of a car crash in Brighton's Oak Square tonight: A damaged 34 Barber Shop and streetlights that were no longer on.

By adamg - 12/31/22 - 6:43 pm

The T reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the inbound B Line due to a trolley with "a mechanical issue" at Chiswick.

By adamg - 12/26/22 - 10:28 pm

WHDH reports on the derailment, which involved a trolley in the yard at the end of the BC line, with no passengers onboard.

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