Oak Square

By - 9/8/17 - 3:08 pm
Architect's rendering of 99 Tremont St.

Architect's rendering of 99 Tremont St.

Developer Jim Keliher had two pieces of good news for members of the Brighton-Allston Civic Association last night: He's decided to sell the 62 units at his new two-building complex at 99 Tremont St. in Brighton as condos rather than rent them as apartments - and he will include language in the initial condo-association rules that purchasers are barred from renting them out on Airbnb and similar services. Read more.

By - 9/3/17 - 10:13 pm

UPDATE: Teenager arrested.

WFXT reports on a crash on Washington Street at Dickinson Road in Brighton tonight that sent two women to the hospital. The driver may have abandoned his vehicle and fled on a T bus.

By - 3/10/16 - 6:27 am
Oak Square crash

Shane Doherty shows us the aftermath of a multi-car crash in Brighton's Oak Square that involved just one driver:

The truck was flying and smashed into 4 cars, then the driver took off running!

By - 2/20/16 - 9:35 am
Layla the dog

UPDATE, 2 p.m. Found at a gas station in Newton.

Among the occupants of the house at 72 Perthshire Rd. in Brighton that went up in flames last night was Layla the dog, who ran away and hasn't been seen since.

She's described as a shy, four-year-old pit bull. If you spot her, don't try to chase her, but instead call the number at the link.

By - 2/19/16 - 7:26 pm
Perthshire Road fire in Brighton.

72 Perthshire fire. Photo by BFD.

A fire reported around 7 p.m. at 72 Perthshire Rd. quickly went to three alarms and caused an estimated $500,000 in damage, the Boston Fire Department reports.

Fire Investigators determined the cause as careless disposal of smoking material. Point of origin; 2nd floor rear porch.

Read more.

By - 2/17/16 - 3:36 pm

Boston Police District D-14 reports 27 break-ins in the Oak Square section of Brighton since mid-December. Read more.

By - 1/1/16 - 6:55 pm
Car rolled over on Washington Street in Brighton

Heather reports the driver is OK after this rollover on Washington Street at Matchett around 6:45 p.m., but that the street is now closed for the investigation and cleanup.

By - 11/20/15 - 6:25 am

A fire that broke out around 1:30 a.m. at 40 Champeney St. went to two alarms, did an estimated $500,000 in damage and sent one firefighter to the hospital for evaluation, the Boston Fire Department reports.

The cause of the fire, which broke out in the rear of the building, is under investigation, the department says. Read more.

By - 2/13/15 - 9:16 am

If you were in it, you know. Special note: A three-alarm fire on Tremont Street in Newton overnight left traffic a particular mess between Newton Corner and Oak Square.

By - 8/16/14 - 3:18 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a request from New York celebrichef Mario Batali to buy the liquor license of the recently shuttered Castlebar in Oak Square.

If the board approves, Batali will be able to serve harder libations to customers of his planned Babbo pizzeria in a new building under construction on Fan Pier.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 8/2/14 - 12:28 pm
The Castlebar in Oak Square is no more, after 32 years in business

KWAPT shows us the scene at the Castlebar this morning.

By - 7/31/14 - 5:16 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of the Castlebar, the latest neighborhood bar in Boston to close.

By - 2/21/14 - 11:45 am
Turnpike marker

Driving through Oak Square this morning, I noticed the little sign pointing the way up Washington Street to the turnpike. By itself, no big deal, except note that it shows a green Pilgrim hat - a remnant of the days when the Massachusetts Turnpike had its own authority and for some reason decided to use green Pilgrim hats for its logo (after discarding an earlier logo that featured a Pilgrim hat with an arrow through it and economy-sized toll cards featuring a Pilgrim who was remarkably happy given that he'd just had an arrow shot through his head).

By - 1/9/14 - 4:54 pm
Oak Square space saver

Can't blame a citizen for trying, in this case a Brighton citizen who looked down today, saw a lack of snow and asked this lady to stop saving a space in front of her Hobart Street home:

She told me the spots were hers and anyone that parked there would regret it.

Meanwhile, across town, a roving UHub photographer captured the scene today on Victoria Street in Savin Hill:

By - 3/16/13 - 11:06 am

A time-conscious citizen complains the fancy clock in Oak Square is still on standard time. He or she wants that fixed and wants to make sure the city schedules a visit in the fall to put the clock back to standard time.

By - 5/18/12 - 7:04 am

The former Our Lady of the Presentation School, shut by the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005, hosts a celebration of its rebirth as the Presentation School Foundation Community Center, with a dedication at 3:30 p.m. followed by a party until 8 p.m.

The center now offers health screenings, daycare and preschool programs and community meeting space.

By - 10/26/11 - 9:23 am

Mary Faith Goessling recalls her life in the haunted house, at Massmouth's recent Second Jamaica Plain Story Slam at Doyle's.

By - 7/19/11 - 9:40 am

The Boston Fire Department shows off the newly renovated Engine 51 in Oak Square.

By - 3/31/11 - 4:10 pm

Oak Square firePhoto by Colleen G.

A fire in a fourth-floor bedroom at 501 Washington St. displaced six people but caused no injuries, the Boston Fire Department reports. The fire was called in around 3:20 p.m.