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By adamg - 11/29/23 - 4:21 pm

An employee of an accounting firm in the Hancock Building today sued Los Amigos Tacos for what she says were the horrifying effects of eating salmonella-contaminated food from its Brighton Center outlet three days before Boston health inspectors ordered the place shut due to a salmonella outbreak. Read more.

By adamg - 11/29/23 - 2:11 pm
Rendering of Dighton Street building

Rendering by McKay Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved a four-story, 44-unit apartment building at 25-37 Dighton St., across from the Winship School, in Brighton Center. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/23 - 10:58 am

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered a one-day license suspension for Walsh Wine & Spirits, 388 Washington St. in Brighton Center, which police detectives cited on July 19 for selling tequila, rum and other drinks to two guys who were under 21, in the latest such incident at a place that had become popular among Boston College and Boston University students. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/23 - 9:09 am

Los Amigos, 366 Washington St. in Brighton Center is shut again, this time over a variety of problems a health inspector found on June 23 - just two weeks after it was cleared to re-open following its salmonella outbreak in May. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/23 - 12:01 am

NBC Boston reports city and state health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to Los Amigos, 366 Washington St. in Brighton Center. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/23 - 11:59 am
Rendering of proposed Dighton Street building

Rendering by McKay Architects.

DND Homes of Burlington has filed plans to replace three "dated" buildings with a total of between 12 and 18 apartments on Dighton Street, off Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton Center, with a four-story, 42-unit apartment building with 34 parking spaces in a garage. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/23 - 12:56 pm

Members of the Benevolent and Protective Order Of Elks lodge in Brighton Center have been told they can no longer freely move from their bar into private parties at the lodge's function room after police on a snap inspection dinged the place for having too many people stuffed in the function room. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/23 - 1:41 pm

A Brighton Center liquor store that had become known as the place for Boston College students to buy booze says it's bought a new license scanner with which to bar underage drinkers with fake licenses, even as Boston Police step up stakeouts there to nab Eaglets with a thirst for beverages that should still be two or three years beyond their grasp. Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/23 - 4:29 pm
Sign outside Brighton Allston Congregational Church for a May 20 drag-show fundraiser

Greg reports this sign, outside the Brighton Allston Congregational Church on Washington Street in Brighton Center, made his day. It advertises a Drag Me to Church fundraiser for the Allston Brighton Food Pantry.

By adamg - 3/29/23 - 1:11 pm

Update: Later hours approved.

The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow whether to let the Scoop and Scootery, Washington Street at Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton, stay open until 1 a.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/23 - 9:52 pm
Proposed apartment building on Washington Street in Brighton Center

Rendering by Choo & Company, showing side that would be hidden should the Dunkin' and Greek restaurant next door be replaced with something taller

The owner of Dorr's Liquor Mart, 354 Washington St. in Brighton Center, has filed plans with the BPDA to replace the current one-floor building with a five-story building with room for the liquor store and 19 apartments above it. Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/22 - 12:55 pm
Sign advertising drag service at Brighton church

Dan O'Brien spotted this sign in front of the Brighton Allston Congregational Church on Washington Street in Brighton Center today.

By adamg - 9/18/22 - 12:40 pm
Sign that asks if you're looking for a sign

This sign was outside the Brighton Allston Congregational Church in Brighton Center last week.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 2:41 pm

WCAI reporter Jeanette Barnes reports that one of the first people to meet the Venezuelans shipped from Texas by the governor of Florida after they were moved to Joint Base Cape Cod today was Katiuska Valiente. Valiente, is a native Venezuelan and former Univision Nuea Inglaterra anchor who co-owns Peka Restaurant in Brighton Center, which serves Venezuelan food - which she brought with her for the immigrants.

By adamg - 8/23/22 - 12:32 pm
Proposed new school building

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by Mesivta High School of Greater Boston to replace its current one-story building at 114 Leicester St. in Brighton Center with a two-story school. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/22 - 9:21 am
Snowman outside a Brighton Dunkin' Donuts

Pam spotted this Dunk's-themed snowman on Washington Street in Brighton Center this morning. He obviously couldn't keep a good grip on his iced coffee.

By adamg - 12/21/21 - 10:18 am
People lined up for test kits in Brighton

Update: All gone in about 15 minutes.

There aren't normally lines outside BPL branches, but Jonathan Kamens reports the line outside the Brighton BPL branch just before 10 a.m. stretched past the neighboring courthouse and down Chestnut Hill Avenue this morning, as people lined up for a chance to get one of those free rapid test kits the city announced yesterday it would be distributing through select libraries and community centers.

By adamg - 10/18/21 - 9:51 pm

Walsh Wine and Spirits, 388 Washington St., was held up at knifepoint around 9:45 p.m. Robber got away with several hundred dollars in cash and a bottle of Hennessy.

By adamg - 9/14/21 - 4:34 pm

The owner of a Brighton Center massage parlor whose workers offered customers sex for an extra fee has agreed to repay the money she got from two federal pandemic-relief programs last year because prostitution is not one of the businesses for which proprietors were allowed to claim such money. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/21 - 9:00 pm

Khaled Awad, 24, faces arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court tomorrow on a variety of charges including a formal hate-crime charge for a July 1 attack in which a rabbi was stabbed repeatedly outside his school on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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