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By adamg - 6/29/24 - 12:50 pm

Rabbi Shlomo Noginski yesterday sued Khaled Awad, whom authorities say stabbed Noginski eight times as Noginski successfully managed to get the man away from children at a summer program at Shaloh House on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton Center on July 1, 2021. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/24 - 1:45 pm
Rendering of proposed 358 Chestnut Hill Ave.

Rendering by Embarc showing the blank wall in case the pizza place gets replaced by something taller.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by City Realty to replace the three-story office building next to the Circle pizza place and bar with a six-story, 30-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/24 - 11:00 pm
Seized assault weapon and bullets

Not the gun used in the robbery, but also seized: Unassembled assault weapon and bullets.

Boston Police report arresting two men, 64 and 65, at the J.J. Carroll House, 130 Chestnut Hill Ave. in Brighton, yesterday on charges they tried to hold up the Cumberland Farms store just down the block at 148 Chestnut Hill Ave. on May 15. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/23 - 9:20 am
Proposed new apartment building on Chestnut Hill Avenue

Rendering by Embarc.

City Realty has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a three-story "underutilized" office building at 358 Chestnut Hill Ave., next to the Circle pizza place, in Brighton, with a six-story, 30-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/23 - 1:11 pm

Update: Later hours approved.

The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow whether to let the Scoop and Scootery, Washington Street at Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton, stay open until 1 a.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/22 - 7:57 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men they say were in the process of heisting spools of copper from a construction site at 130 Chestnut Hill Ave. in Brighton. Read more

By adamg - 6/25/22 - 11:19 pm
Car on Green Line tracks on Commonwealth Avenue at Chestnut Hill Avenue

Ari Ofsevit spotted a car on the B Line tracks and the driver who put it there, on Commonwealth Avenue outbound, just past Chestnut Hill Avenue, tonight.

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.

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.

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