The Boston City Council and Boston Police yesterday honored a Brighton resident who thought there was something funny going on at the house across the street, so he contacted City Councilor Mark Ciommo - a call that sparked a police investigation that led to the arrests of ten people on prostitution charges in late July - and saving several young women who'd been forced into prostitution. Read more.
SC had a front-row seat for T workers trying to re-rail a trolley that fell off the rails at Boston College tonight. "Type 8, of course," he writes.
A local catrepreneur is hoping to wrangle support for a place on Chestnut Hill Avenue where people looking for some fuzzy affection could pet kitties for $15 an hour between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Read more.
The derailment happened at BC, there were no injuries and now it's buses all the way down Comm. Ave. for B riders.
I missed tonight's Brighton-Allston Improvement Association meeting (for another meeting at which I was fed pizza for free - by law, reporters cannot turn down meetings with free food). And that was a shame, because, a little birdie informs us, a concerned citizen reported a problem with a drone flying near the house and sought advice from the D-14 community service officer: Would it be OK to get a gun and shoot the drone down?
BPD after carefully reviewing the laws assured us.....you CANNOT shoot down a drone with a firearm in Boston.
The Boston Licensing Board today granted liquor licenses to restaurants across the city it determined met a "public need" - and rejected requests from others they ruled did not. Read more.
Gilmore Girls fans flooded Brighton Center this morning, as RoadTrip New England shows us for Cafenation's one-day transformation into Luke's, where people who got in got free coffee in a Luke's cup.
William Brownsberger (D-2nd Suffolk and Middlesex, which includes Allston/Brighton and the Fenway), writes today he will vote no on Question 2, which would allow for more charter schools in the state, in part because he fears Boston's unique makeup could lead to a destabilization of its public-school system if the measure passed. Read more.
UPDATE, 9/26/16: Tasca passed a re-inspection and can re-open.
A Boston health inspector yesterday shut Tasca, 1612 Commonwealth Ave. for a series of violations, most seriously "visible mold" on the interior of the restaurant ice machine and sausages that were left out for 90 minutes at 86 degrees. Read more.
The BRA board yesterday approved the Brighton Marine Health Center's proposal for a 102-unit apartment development aimed at area veterans.
The $40-million project on Commonwealth Avenue at Warren Street, first proposed in 2014, will include 11 three-bedroom units.
As you might expect, Boston 311 logs are rapidly filling with reports of excessive trash in Allston, Brighton, the North End, Mission Hill and, um, South Boston. One of the more unusual is this detritus on Parsons Street in Brighton.
A developer this week filed plans with the BRA to build a new synagogue and mikvah at 101 Washington St. in Brighton and to supplement them with a 73-unit, seven story apartment building. Read more.
Sarah Sahni reports she snapped this photo at 4:15 p.m. today. Better luck next year!
The Boston Fire Department reports a second-floor kitchen fire at 116 Warren St. reported around 9:20 p.m. did an estimated $350,000 in damage.
Power to the four-story building had to be turned off due to water from firefighting on the second and first floors. There were no injuries.
Video by Jesse Talbot.
Cabot, Cabot & Forbes officials took careful note of Brighton residents' objections to the density and types of tenants at its proposed St. Gabriel's project off Washington Street and said: Eh, we know better. Read more.
Meghan Rauber reports it's so pokey "Pokemon GO registers it as me walking and i can hatch so many eggs."
Boston School Police report arresting a 16-year-old Brighton High School student they say came to school with a loaded handgun yesterday morning.
Police say the teen had a loaded Bryco Arms Jennings J-22 handgun in his pants pocket when pat frisked around 8:50 a.m. Read more.