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By adamg - 5/13/16 - 7:08 am

The BRA board yesterday approved a proposed 132-apartment building at 530 Western Ave., the current home of a long unused Dewalt/Black & Decker repair shop.

By adamg - 4/15/16 - 11:09 am
Harvard science center proposal

The long stalled Harvard Science and Engineering Complex started in 2007, then stopped in 2009 when the economy did a number on the university's endowment.

The revised center along Western Avenue will feature offices for dozens of professors and hundreds of researchers and will have its own power plant. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/16 - 10:20 am
Proposed mixed use building at 530 Western Ave. in Brighton

Architect's rendering.

A developer wants to tear down the long unused Dewalt/Black & Decker repair shop where Western Avenue meets Birmingham Parkway near Soldiers Field Road and replace it with a six-story apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 12/22/15 - 6:30 am
Former MDC barracks in Brighton after fire

Firefighters at the barracks. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports the former and long unused MDC police barracks at 525 Western Ave., at Soldiers Field Road caught fire overnight.

The two-alarm fire at what was originally the administration building for a horse track that used to run along the Charles, was reported around 3 a.m. and did an estimated $250,000 in damage. No injuries were reported. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/14 - 2:34 pm

The venerable Brighton bar is getting new owners, who plan to rename it the Kitchen Sink and completely gut the place to make it more like their Local 149 in South Boston.

The Neighborhood Restaurant Group, which also owns the Biltmore Bar and Grille in Newton, is paying $400,000 for the Boyne's building and liquor license, but plans a complete interior renovation and a new "eclectic" menu, officials told the Boston Licensing Board this morning.

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By adamg - 6/26/13 - 9:53 pm

The owner of McDonald's franchises at Harvard and Comm Ave. and on Western Avenue wants to start opening his outlets at 5 a.m. - and to extend the Western Ave. closing time to 3 a.m. He says he's already taken steps to deal with an increasing problem with methadone patients hanging out at the Harvard Ave. location.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, the Allston Civic Association opposed the hour extensions. Association President Paul Berkeley said that with some outlets seeking later hours at night and others seeking earlier hours in the morning, members are "fearful we're just going to become a 24-hour community."

By adamg - 4/18/12 - 1:42 pm

Western Avenue by Everett Street was shut down - and several businesses, including the McDonald's, evacuated - after a nipple on a 12-inch gas main broke at a construction site around 1:10 p.m., the Boston Fire Department reports. The leak was stopped around 2:20 p.m., the department says.

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