Brighton

By - 11/15/18 - 11:11 pm
Firetruck into pole in Brighton

Jared McNabb reports Lake Street in Brighton turned into a skating rink shortly before 10 p.m. One BFD crew responding to help itself had to radio for help after sliding into a pole. Read more.

By - 11/12/18 - 9:19 am
Wrapped vehicle on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton

A concerned citizen can't wait for Christmas to find out what's under the wrapping on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton:

Is this legal? What is hiding underneath?

By - 11/9/18 - 9:32 am

Eric Rosales, 57, faces arraignment in Brighton Municipal Court today on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident involving a girl in her early teens on a court on Nonantum Road, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:

The defendant allegedly engaged in improper, unwanted physical contact with the girl during a lesson.

Innocent, etc.

By - 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 - 10/31/18 - 9:35 am
Proposed building at Washington and Allston streets in Brighton

Architect's rendering of the view at Washington and Allston streets.

A New York developer has filed detailed plans to replace the Whole Foods and Citizens Bank branch on Washington Street in Brighton with a 270-unit residential building - with enough space to build a new and larger Whole Foods and a Citizens branch. Read more.

By - 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 - 10/21/18 - 10:52 pm

The Brighton Allston Improvement Association report a coyote was spotted this evening at the EF property on Lake Street. It provides some tips on "hazing" coyotes that do not involve maneuvering their TNT-filled cabins onto railroad tracks, including:

Shake or throw a “coyote shaker” - a soda can filled with pennies or pebbles and sealed with duct tape.

By - 10/11/18 - 12:06 am
Michael Reardon of Happy Valley Ventures

Reardon shows off plans on screen near the bar at the Brighton Elks.

A company that is opening a medical-marijuana dispensary in East Boston said it has a purchase-and-sale agreement to buy BC dive Mary Ann's on Beacon Street and rebuild the decrepit place into a contemporary pot shop serving both recreational and medical marijuana users. Read more.

By - 10/9/18 - 2:02 pm

Updated with statement from new owners.

The new owners of Mary Ann's in Cleveland Circle look to be applying for permission to turn the sticky-floored BC hangout into a marijuana dispensary. The agenda for tomorrow night's Brighton-Allston Improvement Association meeting includes: Read more.

By - 10/7/18 - 5:44 pm
Brazilians lining up to vote in Brighton

Rory Nolan spotted the lines outside Brighton High School, where all day long local Brazilians have been queuing up to vote in their country's presidential election, which, oddly enough, features a once fringe right-wing candidate who vows to make his country great and who favors dictatorship. Unlike here, however, that candidate actually served in the army - and if he fails to get 50% of the vote, there'll be a runoff.

By - 9/29/18 - 8:05 pm
Car on the Green Line tracks along Commonwealth Avenue

The MBTA is reporting 15-minute delays on the Green Line to and from BC due to the car on the tracks that Fuad photographed.

By - 9/26/18 - 9:26 am

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved Patrick O'Sullivan's plans to replace a single-family home at 9 Glencoe St., off North Beacon Street and near Market Street, with a building with seven three-bedroom units and two two-bedroom units. Read more.

By - 9/13/18 - 2:00 pm

A Brighton Municipal Court judge today set bail at $50,000 for Jabari Bird, 24, at his arraignment on charges of strangulation, kidnapping, and assault and battery, for a four-hour incident on Sept. 7 in Brighton, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/8/18 - 11:19 am

WBZ reports on Jabari Bird's arrest last night in Brighton.

By - 8/23/18 - 2:36 pm

Battle of Comm Ave Lip Sync | BC vs BU Police

The BU and BC police departments face off - with former BPD Commissioner William Evans in his first starring role in a musical.

H/t Shelley.

By - 8/17/18 - 6:55 pm
Rainbow over West Roxbury

Roving UHub photographer Nancy Reynolds captured the rainbow over West Roxbury during the first storm that came through the area.

Martin Lieberman got to see some rainbow action as well, over Brighton: Read more

By - 8/15/18 - 10:11 pm

The T is reporting delays of up to 25 minutes on the Green Line to and from Cleveland Circle due to a trolley there that remains stubbornly dead.

By - 8/10/18 - 4:16 pm

Cardinal Sean O'Malley today announced changes at St. John's Seminary in Brighton: Read more.

By - 8/9/18 - 8:10 pm
Double rainbow

Rory Nolan spotted this rainbow from the Guest Street area late this afternoon.

By - 8/3/18 - 11:23 am
Proposed Soldiers Field Road project

The Board of Appeals this week approved a developer's plans for a 211-unit apartment building on Soldiers Field Road near where Western Avenue and Birmingham Parkway and a separate building with 38 affordable condos. Read more.