Brighton

By - 4/22/18 - 11:25 am
Turtles at Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Victoria spotted tons of turtles at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir this morning.

By - 4/11/18 - 9:09 am
Uniorn in Brighton

Daniel captured a rare Brighton unicorn in the field at Chandler Pond last night - his father Dimas - getting ready for the annual Midnight Marathon Bike Ride, of course (where Dimas will be hoofing it with the Midnight Unicorn Team).

By - 4/8/18 - 11:30 am

Allston and Brighton residents who say their neighborhoods are being overrun with overpriced investor-owned housing units are organizing to fight for an increase in the number of affordable units developers have to include in their projects and to figure out how to increase the number of condos whose owners actually live in them. Read more.

By - 4/7/18 - 1:57 pm

Boston Police report arresting an 18-year-old for a knifepoint robbery on Strathmore Road last night after they pinged the victim's phone to the alleged robber's home a few blocks away in Brookline. Read more.

By - 3/23/18 - 10:03 am

Updated with additional info from BPD.

The TD Bank branch at 391 Market St. in Brighton was held up shortly before 9:50 a.m. by a man who got into an SUV and drove away. A couple minutes later, police stopped the suspect at Washington and Cambridge streets and recovered the money. Read more.

By - 3/8/18 - 8:05 am
Fallen tree in Brighton

Ryan McAskill shows us Leamington Road in Brighton. this morning.

A huge tree fell on a house on Woodward Street in Newton. Wires are down on Sycamore Street on the Watertown/Belmont line. On Tremont Street at Hibbard in Newton, too.

By - 3/4/18 - 2:15 pm
40 Mount Hood proposal

Architect's rendering.

Developers have proposed tearing down the motel on Mount Hood Road off Commonwealth Avenue to make way for a $6.5-million development with 178 residential units - and 142 parking spaces. Read more.

By - 2/23/18 - 9:29 am

Boston Police report arresting two men for two separate break-ins in Allston and Brighton on Wednesday. Read more.

By - 2/22/18 - 7:31 pm
Proposed Brighton development

Architect's rendering.

A Back Bay development company this week filed plans to build 211 apartments and 38 condos at 1550 Soldiers Field Rd., near where other residential buildings are already going up. Read more

By - 2/21/18 - 9:03 am

Eversource is estimating 10 a.m. for restoration of power to the 2,600 or so homes and businesses that lost power in Brighton this morning.

By - 2/20/18 - 8:09 am

30 Sparhawk St., shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Boston EMS Incidents reports.

By - 2/16/18 - 9:20 am

I'll be helping out on this week's Young Jurks show on WEMFRadio.com this Saturday night at 6PM. The guest this week will be Congressman Mike Capuano.

I would be more than glad to ask him my own questions but would love to get a question or two from a UHubber.

As Bill O'Reilly says, "keep it pithy".

By - 2/12/18 - 8:54 am

Boston can change the name of Yawkey Way all it wants, but BC says it's sticking with the Yawkey name for its athletic center, named to honor a $15-million grant from the Yawkey Foundation, the Heights reports.

By - 2/9/18 - 7:43 pm

The BC Heights reports the owners of Agoros Bar and Grill on Chestnut Hill Avenue are selling the business after a stormy year and a half in which they racked up three weeks of license suspensions from both city and state regulators and had their hours rolled back because police kept finding underage BC students with drinks. Read more.

By - 1/30/18 - 10:00 am

The Board of Appeals today approved plans to replace the old Martignetti liquor store on Soldiers Field Road with a Maserati and Alfa Romeo dealership. Read more.

By - 1/26/18 - 10:30 am
Caffe Nero goin up in Brighton Center

Alex Byer couldn't help but notice the new plywood that's gone up on a vacant storefront on Washington Street at Winship Street. Brighton Center already has several places to get a cup of coffee, but none of them spell it "caffè." Read more.

By - 1/25/18 - 6:52 pm

Harry Grillo posts photos of the B Line trolley with a broken pantograph gumming up the works at Sutherland Road tonight. The MBTA reports "moderate" delays.

By - 1/20/18 - 12:40 pm
81 Chestnut Hill Ave. rendering

Rendering by architect with fascination for circling vultures.

A developer has proposed replacing a vacant five-unit building at 81 Chestnut Hill Ave., at William Jackson Avenue, with a 15-unit residential building. Read more.

By - 1/19/18 - 1:57 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Patrick Malone, 26, of Brighton, of second-degree murder for the shooting death of Leroy Cooper on Leicester Street in 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The verdict means an automatic sentence of life, but with possibility of parole after 15 years.

Prosecutors convinced the jury that Malone and a second man lured Cooper, a Brewster resident, to Leicester Street by promising him they would buy some pot from him. Instead, prosecutors said, Malone robbed Cooper and then fatally shot him.

His alleged accomplice, Robert Williams, was tried separately last year and was acquitted.