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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.

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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.

By adamg - 5/6/19 - 10:25 pm

Brad Squirrels attended the last-ever Irish-music session at the Green Briar Pub, closing after 30 years:

By adamg - 4/23/19 - 10:14 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Green Briar Pub on Washington Street in Brighton Center will have its final last call on May 6.

By adamg - 1/14/19 - 5:07 pm

A man who was so drunk he couldn't make himself understood while trying to order tacos at a Brighton Center restaurant and who then got back into his car and drove off was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today on his sixth OUI charge, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/18 - 10:46 pm
Fox in Brighton

Roving UHub photographer Karen Bidwell spotted this fox (not in socks) on Oakland Street near Brighton Center late this afternoon.

By adamg - 5/28/18 - 2:09 pm
Prussman statue being unveiled

Holahan recounts Prussman's deeds.

Brighton residents and Ernest Prussman's surviving relatives gathered at Murdock and Cambridge streets this afternoon for the formal unveiling of a statue in his honor - along the route he took every day to get to Brighton High School across the street. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/18 - 10:28 am

A sushi place in Brighton Center goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to let customers bring in their own wine and beer. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/18 - 10:03 am

Updated with additional info from BPD.

The TD Bank branch at 391 Market St. in Brighton was held up shortly before 9:50 a.m. by a man who got into an SUV and drove away. A couple minutes later, police stopped the suspect at Washington and Cambridge streets and recovered the money. Read more.

By adamg - 1/26/18 - 10:30 am
Caffe Nero going up in Brighton Center

Alex Byer couldn't help but notice the new plywood that's gone up on a vacant storefront on Washington Street at Winship Street. Brighton Center already has several places to get a cup of coffee, but none of them spell it "caffè." Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/18 - 12:40 pm
81 Chestnut Hill Ave. rendering

Rendering by architect with fascination for circling vultures.

A developer has proposed replacing a vacant five-unit building at 81 Chestnut Hill Ave., at William Jackson Avenue, with a 15-unit residential building. Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/17 - 7:12 pm
Wood in Brighton Center

Police were stumped this afternoon by a large piece of tree trunk that wound up at the intersection of Washington Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue. Rick watched a mighty woodsman dispatch the errant wood.

By adamg - 11/17/17 - 11:58 am
Restored monastery and church at St. Gabriel's site

Rendering of restored church and monastery at St. Gabriel's site

The BPDA board yesterday approved a 660-unit "mid-market" development on the old St. Gabriel's site off Washington Street and behind St. Elizabeth Medical Center, in a move that could also lead to the creation of a new, privately funded Allston/Brighton bus line. Read more.

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