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Chestnut Hill Avenue

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.

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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.

By adamg - 11/3/16 - 10:33 pm

A local catrepreneur is hoping to wrangle support for a place on Chestnut Hill Avenue where people looking for some fuzzy affection could pet kitties for $15 an hour between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/16 - 7:18 am
Car-crash scene in Brighton

Ryan White reports a car hit a jogger shortly after midnight at Chestnut Hill Avenue and Winship Street in Brighton around midnight (the taillights in the photo belong to the car). Stanley Staco reports he suffered a broken leg and facial injuries.

By adamg - 12/16/15 - 1:05 pm

John Rogaris, 45, got a suspended jail sentence yesterday after acknowledging he actively tried to keep police from learning how he had workers take a man who'd fallen down the stairs in his Chestnut Hill Avenue bar and dump him outside, where he lay, unconscious and near death, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/15 - 12:03 pm

UPDATE, Thursday: The licensing board decided to pass over this issue for now, deferring action until a later date.

The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow whether to allow a Wine Gallery wine and spirits store at Chestnut Hill Avenue and Embassy Road, in the new building that replaces a block destroyed by fire in 2012. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/15 - 9:45 pm

Fans of the brushed metal look better hurry over before it's stripped away.

Pizza-making brothers from the Fall River suburb of Somerset have an agreement to buy the long closed Roggie's on Chestnut Hill Avenue and remake it as their second pizza place. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/15 - 5:44 pm
Proposed JCHE senior housing on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton

Architect's rendering.

Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly this week submitted a formal proposal to the BRA to build a 61 apartments for the elderly and some developmentally disabled adults at 132 Chestnut Hill Ave., next to the fire station.

The proposed six-story building would be connected by a second-story pedestrian bridge to the existing JCHE campus behind the property.

In December, the BRA tentatively designated the non-profit group as the developer of the land.

The first floor of the proposed building would include space for retail stores. JCHE is proposing 21 new parking spaces, 6 for those stores.

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