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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 - 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 - 7/1/21 - 4:25 pm

Rabbi Shlomo Noginski was stabbed several times outside Shaloh House, 29 Chestnut Hill Ave. in Brighton Center this afternoon, by a man who may have tried to kidnap him first, according to e-mail sent out by the school and a report by the national Chabad movement. Read more.

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By adamg - 4/6/21 - 9:45 pm

The Cat Connection, a cat rescue service in Waltham, yesterday opened a cat shelter at 167 Chestnut Hill Ave. in Brighton. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/19 - 9:38 am
Architect's rendering of proposed new J.J. Carroll building

Architect's rendering, from MASS Design Group.

2Life Communities, formerly Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, has filed plans with the BPDA to replace the current 64-unit J.J. Carroll complex on Chestnut Hill Avenue with a single six-story, 144-unit building that would include integration with the non-profit's existing senior programs at buildings it owns around the complex as well as space for a new program that connects seniors with health-care and at-home services, a convenience store and public open space. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/19 - 4:50 pm

The MBTA reports the shuttle buses that were supposed to be a substitute for B Line trolleys are only going as far as Chestnut Hill Avenue due to flooding on Commonwealth Avenue between there and BC.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 10:51 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Purr Cat Cafe on Chestnut Hill Avenue is no longer "temporarily" closed - its landlord has posted a note in the window that the place has permanently ceased to be.

By adamg - 4/6/19 - 4:41 pm
Delineator and plaintve plea to have it replaced in Brighton

Marshall Hansberry shows us the plaintive plea posted on a knocked-over crosswalk delineator on Chestnut Hill Avenue at Academy Hill Road in Brighton.

By adamg - 1/23/19 - 11:50 am

The proposed owners of a new restaurant in a Chestnut Hill Avenue spot that has been causing problems for years vow they won't repeat the mistakes of the past two places there - which included having workers drag unconscious patrons into alleys and letting under-age BC students belly up to the bar. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/19 - 9:28 am

The Boston Licensing Board this week considers a request from a Newton restaurateur to turn the failed Agoros pizza place at 356 Chestnut Hill Ave. into a bar and grill. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/18 - 11:30 am
Masshole driver can't be bothered with removing snow

Louisa LaSalle spotted this beta Masshole (an alpha wouldn't have bothered at all with the back window) at Comm. Ave. and Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton this morning.

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 - 10/6/17 - 12:11 pm

A cat cafe that was supposed to open on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton last month now looks set to never open at all.

In a post today, Purr Cat Cafe owner Diane Kelly writes: Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/17 - 2:37 pm
132 Chestnut Hill Ave. proposal

Architect's rendering

The Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans by Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly to replace a condemned house at 132 Chestnut Hill Ave. with 61 affordable apartments for the elderly - with 7 set aside for people who have been homeless for a long time. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/17 - 12:01 pm
Brighton courthouse steps

Steps o' doom.

Longtime Brighton residents are starting to forget a time when the front steps of Brighton Municipal Court didn't look like the aftermath of a meteor strike.

State officials keep promising to fix the steps, but don't because they keep finding more things wrong with the courthouse that also need fixing and keep throwing those things onto an ever expanding project list. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/17 - 8:17 am

NBC Boston reports a trolley derailed at the Cleveland Circle yard and Beacon Street around 7:20 a.m. No injuries, no effect on service.

By adamg - 12/14/16 - 9:31 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday gave unanimous approval to filling a long vacant, once fire ravaged block on Chestnut Hill Avenue with a place where people can spend an hour petting cats and then fill up on gyro and souvlaki. Read more.

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