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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.

By adamg - 7/2/21 - 8:45 pm
People at vigil for stabbed rabbi

People at Brighton vigil for rabbi this morning. Photo by Claire Sadar.

The Jewish Journal reports on today's arraignment of Khaled Awad on charges he repeatedly stabbed a rabbi outside a Jewish day school and camp in Brighton Center yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/21 - 9:41 pm

Residents will gather for a vigil at 10 a.m. on Friday in Brighton Common, the Chestnut Hill Avenue park where Rabbi Shlomo Noginski was stabbed today. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/21 - 12:24 pm

The owner of a Brighton Center physical-therapy concern and three of her employees face federal charges that they billed an insurance company for services that car-crash victims either didn't need or never actually got.Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 9:02 am
Brighton Christmas tree with lots of brown needles

An aggrieved citizen files a 311 complaint (several, actually) about the sad Christmas tree installed in Brighton Center the other day:

Please relocate tree to Allston.

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 3:13 pm
Proposed new building

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to add four stories to a former bank building between two other still open banks on Market Street in Brighton Center to add 23 housing units and new retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 6/30/20 - 10:23 pm

A federal judge today approved a request from Joseph Rachal, serving an 8 1/2-year sentence for robbing a Brighton Center bank at gunpoint to be allowed to finish the last 31 months of his sentence at home because he has tested positive for Covid-19 and because he is 68 and has high blood pressure, which could put him at extra risk of death should his condition worsen. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/20 - 11:35 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Abbott's Frozen Custard in Brighton Center is closing down permanently on Sunday.

By adamg - 5/5/20 - 9:23 pm
Waiting for food at Los Amigos in Brighton.

Around 7:40 p.m., Jeffbax checked in from the Los Amigos Taqueria in Brighton Center:

Attempting to pick up some Mexican food on Cinco de Mayo might have been one of my all-time worst ideas. Complete chaos over at Los Amigos in Brighton… Immediately ditched my order seeing this scene and hearing someone say they were waiting an hour.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 2:28 pm
Architect's rendering of Market Street proposal

Rendering by Choo & Co. of Quincy.

Developer Henry Chen has filed plans with the BPDA to add four floors with 23 apartments to a currently vacant one-story building between the Rockland Trust and Santander Bank branches on Market Street in Brighton Center. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 5:38 pm
Washington Street shut in front of Daniels Baker in Brighton

Rebecca Arellano reports Washington Street is shut in front of Daniels Bakery due to a sinkhole.

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