By - 7/16/09 - 1:06 pm

A Brighton District Court judge today ordered Cathy Bergin-August, 48, to surrender her driver's license at least until her trial on charges she nearly killed a father putting his infant son in a car seat on Cambridge Street, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

Bergin-August was also ordered to pay $1,000 bail after pleading not guilty to charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury, the DA's office says.

Bergin-August is charged with hitting the man - at Mass. General Hospital following brain surgery - around 8 a.m. yesterday, the DA's office says, adding:

Bergin-August's vehicle was transported to Boston Police headquarters with front end damage and a cracked windshield; a routine inventory of the vehicle turned up a bottle of prescription sedatives with a label warning users to use caution when operating machinery.

Innocent, etc.

By - 7/15/09 - 10:52 am

Boston Police report the homicide squad has been called into the investigation of a car/pedestrian accident around 9 a.m. at Cambridge and Gordon streets. That happens when police expect the victim, in this case a 30-year-old man who suffered severe head trauma, will die.

By - 7/14/09 - 7:50 pm

Yelp Boston thinks Allston/Brighton, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain and Roslindale are "beyond city limits!" Maybe it's time to break down and actually hire editors from the area? Nah.

Via Bostonist.

By - 7/14/09 - 9:45 am

The MBTA reports it is running bus service between Washington Street and Boston College because of a car crash at Chiswick Street that ended with a car on the tracks.

Joe Gravellese reports his train stopped around 9:30 a.m. near Chestnut Hill Avenue. He tweets:

got off the train to walk to d-line-lots of cops, ambulances about half mile past chestnut hill av inbound. Not pretty.

By - 7/12/09 - 1:01 pm

We've been living in Brighton Center for over a decade and until recently never had to worry about crime. The worst we had to put up with was drunken parties thrown by the BC students who rent on our block, and some years even that isn't a problem if the students are polite.

(A couple of years ago there were a couple of really talented guitar players renting across the street from us. They often jammed late into the night with their friends, but man, they were good, so we didn't care. Wish they'd stayed!)

By - 7/11/09 - 8:52 am

Michael Pahre reports.

By - 7/9/09 - 1:00 pm

A Westborough woman who worked as an accountant for a Brighton enviromental-engineering concern was charged today with bilking it out of at least $750,000 over several years - which she allegedly used for purchases at everything from Victoria's Secret to Petco.

By - 7/9/09 - 11:49 am

Boston Police tweet the Mercantile Bank branch at 423 Washington St. was robbed this morning. Be on the lookout for two white guys, about 20, last seen running down Leicester Street.

By - 7/7/09 - 5:01 pm

Boston Police report that when officers responded to a loud party near Cleveland Circle around 2:15 a.m. on Monday, the three 20-somethings renting the place assured them the party was over and they were sending people home. Those cynical cops: They warned the 16 South St. residents they'd better be telling the truth or they'd really be in trouble.

When officers returned two hours later on another noise complaint, they found the party going strong and this time they arrested the three on charges of being keepers of a disorderly house.

Innocent, etc.

By - 6/25/09 - 9:38 am

Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports a pair of men with guns burst into a social club on June 18 and robbed three players of $560. The site says the police investigation was hampered when participants gave conflicting reports on what had happened; police say the club could now face trouble for running an illegal poker game.

By - 6/17/09 - 8:19 pm

The Bulletin introduces us to the four people running for the district 9 city-council seat in Allston/Brighton, including incumbent Mark Ciommo.

By - 5/22/09 - 6:19 pm

At Comm. Ave. and South Street. Three minor injuries in the car.

By - 5/8/09 - 5:18 pm

Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports two people have pulled papers to run against incumbent district Councilor Mark Ciommo.

By - 5/7/09 - 11:45 am

Channel 4 reports.

By - 4/30/09 - 9:19 am

Wicked Local Cambridge reports on yesterday's incidents.