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By adamg - 9/21/23 - 11:37 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the closing of Fiorella's Express/Trattoria at 2 Tremont St. in Oak Square in Brighton this weekend.

By adamg - 9/18/23 - 9:41 pm

Some 20 to 30 feet of a retaining wall behind 121 Tremont St. in Oak Square in Brighton gave way around 8:45 p.m. after a tree fell on it, leading to a mudslide that partially buried two or three cars in the building's parking lot. Nobody inside the cars, at least.

By adamg - 6/29/23 - 11:59 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Day & Night Cereal Bar, a Mid-Atlantic chain that specializes in selling cereal and shakes, um, frappes, covered in cereal, plans to open in Brighton this summer. Yes, of course, you'll be able to get your cereal covered in whipped cream or gummy bears (or both, YOLO). Somewhat surprisingly, though, they're opening on Tremont Street in Oak Square rather than, oh, Cleveland Circle or Comm. Ave.

By adamg - 5/9/23 - 12:54 pm
Rendering of front of 75 Tremont St. proposal

Rendering by PCA.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by two developers to replace 1.3 acres of weeds and mostly invasive trees with a 70-unit condo project rising four to six stories at 75 Tremont St. in Brighton's Oak Square neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/23 - 12:09 pm
Rendering of front of townhouse building

Rendering by Choo & Company.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a row of five townhouses at 143 Tremont St., just one door down from the Newton line in Brighton's Oak Square neighborhood. Read more.

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 - 1/2/23 - 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 - 11/15/22 - 1:09 pm

After voting in July to reject a proposed marijuana shop at the corner of Washington and Fairbanks streets in Brighton, the Zoning Board of Appeal today approved the proposal, subject to several conditions, including that the owner come back in a year for a review to see how the place is fitting into the neighborhood and to post a sign with a 24-hour number residents can call to complain about any noisy or otherwise annoying shop customers. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/22 - 10:28 pm

Eversource reports the power died in Oak Square around 7:45 p.m. As of 10:25 p.m. there are more than 1,800 homes and businesses without power. Residents report it came back just after 10:35.

By adamg - 4/28/22 - 1:52 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today told a newly arrived pizza place in Oak Square that it would be willing to consider its request to stay open until 2 a.m. - but in another few months, to give the neighborhood a chance to see just what kind of place it really is. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/22 - 1:25 pm
Where a 150-year tree used to be

Wood chipper was busy this week.

Brad Squirrels was among those who attended a rally outside the former Presentation Church on Washington Street in Brighton this morning where a developer tore down a 150-year-old birch tree on the edge of the property. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/22 - 1:54 pm

Saracen Properties of Waltham says it will soon file plans for a 70-unit condo building at 75 Tremont St. in Brighton - next to the 62-unit condo building it built at 99 Tremont St. a few years ago. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/21 - 8:57 am

BWSC says crews finished repairs to a burst water main at 100 Tremont St. in Brighton's Oak Square and restored water service at 12:55 this morning.

By adamg - 10/18/21 - 3:15 pm
Cat being returned to owner at Brighton fire

Kirk the cat returned to owner. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 572 Washington St. for what turned into a two-alarm fire around 1:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/21 - 10:26 pm
Old rectory and former church on Washington Street in Oak Square

Our Lady of the Presentation rectory and church.

A West Roxbury developer has paid St. John's Seminary $4 million for the former Presentation Church and its rectory and parking lot on Washington Street in Brighton's Oak Square. Read more.

By adamg - 12/15/18 - 11:18 pm

Boston Police report tracking the man wanted for the June double murder of Wilfred Peters and Jeffrey Montaque on Fanueil Street to a Jonesboro, GA trailer home.

Police report they arrested Nicholas Antoine of Roxbury with the help of the US Marshals and Jonesboro police on Friday.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 11/1/18 - 9:09 am
Architect's rendering of 544 Washington St. in Brighton

Architect's rendering

Encore Properties of Newton, which owns several buildings on Washington Street at Langley Road, has filed plans to replace them with a five-story, 37-unit condo building that would include ground-floor retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/18 - 4:36 pm

Sept. 5 was last call at the Last Drop for one Oak Square man after a series of incidents that left him with a bloody, possibly broken nose and a bartender losing his job there. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/18 - 3:58 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for Nicholas Antoine, 20, for the murders of Jeffrey Montaque and Wilfred Peters on Faneuil Street in Brighton's Oak Square on June 30.

Read more.

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