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By adamg - 1/16/21 - 11:55 am

Inyoung You will face trial for manslaughter on allegations she prodded her boyfriend to throw himself off a garage roof in 2019, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/21 - 11:51 pm

Update, 1/15: Judge Indira Talwani approved the settlement.

A Faneuil Street couple today formally signed off on a settlement in their suit against Boston and several BPD officers who smashed their door down with a battering ram in the middle of the night and then cuffed them and their 15-year-old daughter as their other two children - 4 and 5 - watched, in a raid that was supposed to be aimed at somebody who lived in the apartment next door. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/20 - 11:26 am

Boston Restaurant Talk updates the list, starting with Cityside in Cleveland Circle.

By adamg - 12/15/20 - 9:41 pm

Politico reports President-Elect Biden has picked Gina McCarthy, a Brighton native who grew up in Dorchester and graduated UMass Boston, for a new environmental post. McCarthy, who served as EPA administrator under Obama, is currently head of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

By adamg - 12/15/20 - 1:05 pm

Boston Police report detectives at District D-14 in Brighton recently cracked a bicycle-theft ring and so now have dozens of bicycles that they can't reunite with owners because nobody ever reported them stolen. Read more.

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By adamg - 11/26/20 - 2:19 pm
Lot of turkeys in Franklin Park

Thebostonlol spotted a big rafter crossing the plains of Franklin Park today.

Dimas also spotted some free birds, in Brighton: Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/20 - 2:43 pm

The Boston Cannabis Board this week approved the transformation of Mary Ann's, once Cleveland Circle's premier sticky-floor bar, into a recreational marijuana shop. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 9:02 am
Brighton Christmas tree with lots of brown needles

An aggrieved citizen files a 311 complaint (several, actually) about the sad Christmas tree installed in Brighton Center the other day:

Please relocate tree to Allston.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 11/9/20 - 1:11 pm

WCVB reports they were shot around 12:30 a.m., found near Jette Court, in the development off Washington Street and Commonwealth Avenue

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 3:13 pm
Proposed new building

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to add four stories to a former bank building between two other still open banks on Market Street in Brighton Center to add 23 housing units and new retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/20 - 10:07 pm

The Heights reports Boston College has canceled spring break so it can start the spring semester later. Students will get a spring-break day, however.

By adamg - 10/12/20 - 10:21 am
Proposed new innovation center on Lincoln Street

Rendering by CBT Architects, with birds.

Berkeley Investments has filed plans with the BPDA for a "post-Covid" three-building campus on Lincoln Street at Everett Street that would include an apartment building with 314 units and two buildings with life-sciences R&D space and ground-floor retail. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/20 - 1:36 pm

Update: 1:40 p.m. A hazmat crew in the building got no hydrogen-sulfide readings; the gas has dissipated through the lab vent system.

Boston firefighters are at Boston College, at the Brighton/Newton line, where a liter bottle of hydrogen sulfide has leaked in Merkert Hall, inside a hood, at least, which might minimize exposure and its rotten-egg smell. Police have been requested to block traffic on Beacon Street.

By adamg - 9/28/20 - 11:29 pm

The T is reporting both a dead outbound trolley at BU East and a wire problem near BC.

By adamg - 9/27/20 - 11:17 pm
Don't feed the waterfoul, sign says

A typo-sensitive citizen files a 311 request to have this sign at Chandler Pond in Brighton fixed.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 1:43 pm

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts tonight. It's normally a time to go to temple, where the new year is brought in with blasts from the shofar. but, of course, not this year. Several congregations in Brookline and Brighton have organized outdoor shofar blowings at 4 p.m. on Sunday (5 p.m. at Amory Park): Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 10:03 am

With Boston College in the news because of a Covid-19 outbreak, a school vice president e-mailed students Friday afternoon reminding them to wear masks, social distance and not have parties, at the risk of suspension. The student newspaper, the Heights, however, reported on the scene on campus Friday night: Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/20 - 9:42 pm

Newton and Boston are taking over Covid-19 tracking and followup of positive cases from Boston College now that the school has become the first in the Boston area to develop a Covid-19 outbreak, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said tonight. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/20 - 11:35 am

Boston College reported today that 67 undergraduates have tested positive for Covid-19 this week, up from 46 on Thursday. Read more.

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