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By adamg - 6/12/19 - 10:10 am
Architect's rendering of Brighton project

Architect's rendering, with birds.

A downtown developer has filed plans to replace the old Hahnemann Hospital at 1515 Commonwealth Avenue with 330 apartments and condos, in a building that would include a 180-foot tall, 17-story tower. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 7:29 pm

Dan Kennedy gets the scoop that GateHouse plans to consolidate a bunch of its smaller weekly newspapers into larger "regional" papers. Among the papers set to disappear: What's left of the West Roxbury/Roslindale Transcript and the Allston/Brighton Tab, which will become a newspaper called the Transcript-Tab. Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/19 - 10:06 am

A collection of complaints filed with 311 last night from Allston, Brighton, the Fenway and Brookline, including:

The noise and vibration is outrageous!!! 7pm or 8pm is fine. 10:15 and disturbing nearby neighborhoods. Find a new location!

By adamg - 5/22/19 - 3:46 pm

Boston Police report Arlington Street is shut between Parsons and Market streets due to a burst BWSC water main. BWSC has rushed workers to the scene and is advising nearby residents they might see brownish/yellowish water and that the should switch to bottled water for cooking or drinking.

By adamg - 5/6/19 - 10:25 pm

Brad Squirrels attended the last-ever Irish-music session at the Green Briar Pub, closing after 30 years:

By adamg - 5/4/19 - 12:57 pm

Joanne D'Alcomo and Tony D'Isidoro report in the Allston/Brighton forum that a developer has purchased the old Kindred Hospital property, which used to be the old Hahnemann Hospital property, at 1515 Commonwealth Ave., and is proposing a building of between 9 and 16 stories, with about 330 residential units, split between apartments and condos. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/19 - 10:14 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Green Briar Pub on Washington Street in Brighton Center will have its final last call on May 6.

By adamg - 4/9/19 - 9:29 am
Bus smasher

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for some major damage they say he did to a T bus on North Beacon Street near Market Street in Brighton around 10:10 a.m. on March 23.

By adamg - 4/6/19 - 4:41 pm
Delineator and plaintve plea to have it replaced in Brighton

Marshall Hansberry shows us the plaintive plea posted on a knocked-over crosswalk delineator on Chestnut Hill Avenue at Academy Hill Road in Brighton.

By adamg - 4/2/19 - 1:03 pm
Ciommo

Mark Ciommo, who has represented Allston/Brighton as a city councilor for almost 12 years, announced today he will not run for re-election to his District 9 seat this fall.

Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/19 - 8:30 pm
Wedged in car

Danielle Jones shows us some of the carnage in Cleveland Circle where a trolley and several cars had a rather sharp disagreement over who should go where shortly before 8 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/19 - 2:36 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed Leo Birmingham Parkway building

Architect's rendering of proposed building and unusual ghost pickup.

City Realty is proposing a six-story, 53-unit condo building on a stretch of Leo Birmingham Parkway near Western Avenue in Brighton that is fast transforming from commercial use to apartment and condo buildings. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/19 - 1:53 pm

Jabari Bird admitted to sufficient facts to find him guilty today at a hearing on the criminal complaint that charged him with strangulation or suffocation, kidnapping, assault and battery on a household member, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, threats to commit a crime, and witness intimidation, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Brighton Municipal Court Judge David T. Donnelly postponed a formal ruling on his guilty to await a recommendation from probation officers on a suitable punishment for Bird, at the time of the September incident a guard for the Celtics.

By adamg - 2/26/19 - 1:30 pm
Brandon Bowser

Brandon Bowser announced today he is running this fall for the District 9 (Allston/Brighton) city-council seat now held by Mark Ciommo.

Ciommo defeated Bowser in 2017 to retain the seat.

Bowser, an educator at the Edison School, says he is running because: Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/19 - 9:35 am

The McDonald's at 1750 Soldiers Field Rd. in Brighton is old. How old? It's so old the franchise owner had to file a formal declaration with the city Landmarks Commission to determine whether it was of any historic interest and possibly worth saving. Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/19 - 8:46 am

The Herald reports the death of Harold Brown, who only retired last year as CEO of the Hamilton Co.

By adamg - 2/14/19 - 8:58 am
20 Washington St fire

Two residents of the BHA's Patricia White Apartments, 20 Washington St. in Brighton were hospitalized following a second-floor fire reported shortly after 8:30 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/19 - 10:21 pm
Snow penguin

Margo Romanowski couldn't help but spot this giant snow penguin on Comm. Ave. in Brighton tonight.

By adamg - 1/30/19 - 10:46 pm

State Police report that a trooper who has a four-month old himself managed to get a baby who had stopped breathing back into the pink in the parking lot of the McDonald's on Soldiers Field Road in Brighton this afternoon. Read more.

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