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By adamg - 9/13/22 - 9:28 pm
Brighton Avenue fire scene

Brighton Avenue fire scene. Photo by Chris in 02134.

Boston firefighters responded to 184 Brighton Ave., for a fire reported around 9:20 p.m. that quickly went to three alarms. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/22 - 12:22 pm
Derek Brady

The Boston Licensing Board today rejected a proposal by Derek Brady, who owns six restaurants and bars in Boston, to buy the closed White Horse Tavern on Brighton Avenue in Allston, because his application included a statement he had no criminal record when, in fact, he does. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/22 - 10:28 am
No more Sunset Grill mural

Brandon Bowser was walking down Brighton Avenue yesterday, looked up and went "RIP the Sunset Grill mural."

Sunset Grill closed in 2017, but its mural hung around a few more years. Compare to a similarly large mural painted over on Newbury Street.

By adamg - 8/10/22 - 11:24 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Spike's Junkyard Dogs on Brighton Avenue will serve its last dog on Sept. 24, leaving fans to ponder whether making the trip to the one last Spike's in Warwick, RI, is worth it.

By adamg - 6/30/22 - 12:31 pm

Shortly before 11:30 p.m. on March 18, a patron at Stage Karaoke on Brighton Avenue in Allston suddenly slumped to the floor, unable even to speak. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/22 - 3:09 pm

The Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing is considering a request from the new owners of the Silhouette Lounge, 200 Brighton Ave. in Allston, to use one of its rooms as a venue, initially for local musicians and trivia nights, but maybe to one day extend even to comedians. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/22 - 3:53 pm

Brandon Bowser reports the Silhouette, 200 Brighton Ave. in Allston, will be re-opening at 4 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/21 - 11:42 am
Joseph Eliseo in licensing hearing

Joseph Eliseo at licensing hearing.

Update: Approved.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to approve the sale of the Silhouette Lounge, 200 Brighton Ave. in Allston to an owner of a local real-estate concern - who promises to make no changes to the watering hole. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/20 - 1:29 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of Chic Chick on Brighton Avenue.

By adamg - 6/9/20 - 10:06 pm

Sean Olsen reports that a driver hit and dragged a pedestrian down Brighton Avenue inbound just before Packards Corner. The pedestrian suffered major head trauma and the police homicide unit was called in due the severity of the bicyclist's injuries. Around 7:30 p.m.

WCVB reports that although it initially appeared a bicyclist had been hit, the bicycle belonged to somebody who stopped to help.

By adamg - 1/7/20 - 11:31 am

It was the first full weekend back for Boston University and the kids quickly spread the word on Snapchat: Everybody head to Tavern in the Square. Ahorde of thirsty, hungry BU students quickly descended on the Brighton Avenue bar - forming themselves into an impenetrable knot of a line that went down Brighton Avenue and around the corner to where Common Ground used to be. Police, of course, quickly came to investigate. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/19 - 10:11 am

Live Boston reports the two people were taken to local hospitals with life-threatening injuries in the crash around 3:30 a.m. at Harvard and Brighton avenues. Police say the scooter driver ran a red light, WBZ reports.

By adamg - 7/25/19 - 7:48 am

Boston and the MBTA yesterday formally opened a lane meant just for buses and bicycles on Brighton Avenue between Union Square and Packards Corner. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/19 - 9:01 am
Sign advising of paving on June 31 in Allston

Chris the roving UHub photographer spotted this sign this morning on Brighton Avenue in Allston.

By adamg - 6/11/19 - 9:49 am

Installation of a permanent bus/bike lane on Brighton Avenue inbound between Union Square and Packards Corner in Allston begins tomorrow, the mayor's office announced today. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/19 - 6:27 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today acquitted men from Dedham and Norwood on charges they shot a man in the thigh during a large closing-time brawl that started inside Patron's, at the corner of Brighton and Harvard avenues on Nov. 26, 2015. However, the jury did convict them for illegal possession of a firearm, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/18 - 11:37 am

Bryant Rodriguez will attend the Allston Civic Association meeting tomorrow to introduce himself as the new owner of Carlo's Cucina on Brighton Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/18 - 12:53 pm

Henry Wong, who owns the Limelight restaurant and karaoke bar at Boylston and Tremont streets downtown, won approval from one city board this week to open something similar at Harvard and Brighton avenues in Allston. Read more.

By adamg - 8/28/18 - 11:36 pm

UPDATE, 8/29: Mess cleaned up, restaurant cleared to re-open.

A Boston health inspector shut Totto Ramen, 169 Brighton Ave., today after a sprinkler burst, sending sprinkler water all over the kitchen - from a large container of tripe stew to cutting boards and other food-prep surfaces to walls.

The restaurant can re-open once everything's been cleaned up and the kitchen passes a re-inspection.

By adamg - 12/19/17 - 2:40 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Sunset Grill and Tap on Brighton Avenue has said adios to customers and closed its doors for good.

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