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By adamg - 9/21/22 - 11:33 am

The owner of the Irving gas station at 500 Western Ave. in Brighton will soon file plans to replace it with a six-story, 118-unit apartment building that will feature some "district parking" to make up for the lost of on-street spaces in a planned city upgrade and rezoning of Western Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/22 - 12:40 pm
Sign that asks if you're looking for a sign

This sign was outside the Brighton Allston Congregational Church in Brighton Center last week.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 2:41 pm

WCAI reporter Jeanette Barnes reports that one of the first people to meet the Venezuelans shipped from Texas by the governor of Florida after they were moved to Joint Base Cape Cod today was Katiuska Valiente. Valiente, is a native Venezuelan and former Univision Nuea Inglaterra anchor who co-owns Peka Restaurant in Brighton Center, which serves Venezuelan food - which she brought with her for the immigrants.

By adamg - 9/14/22 - 3:09 pm

A man who bought a pizza place called Big Daddy's on Western Avenue in Brighton in June is suing the brother of the man he bought it from for setting up a place called Big Daddy's Famous Pizza just 2 1/2 miles away on Chestnut Hill Avenue, saying the saucy move is costing him dough by confusing even some of his more loyal customers. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 4:20 pm
U-Haul trucks on Allston Street

Colin Moore shows us the scene on the Brighton end of Allston Street this Allston Christmas eve. Meanwhile, we seem to have had our first storrowing, although across the river on Mem. Drive.

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By adamg - 8/29/22 - 12:44 pm
Jacob Pimentel, allegedly

Surveillance photo via Brookline PD.

A Dorchester man already behind bars awaiting trial for a Harvard Square bank robbery now faces up to 20 years in federal prison for that and bank robberies in Boston and Brookline. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/22 - 12:32 pm
Proposed new school building

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by Mesivta High School of Greater Boston to replace its current one-story building at 114 Leicester St. in Brighton Center with a two-story school. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/22 - 7:35 pm

Last Thursday night, somebody walked in through an unlocked front door at one of those student houses on Ashford Street in the GAP and made off with five MacBook Pro laptops - and $400 in cash - Sgt. Edward McMahon told the Allston Civic Association this evening. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/22 - 9:46 pm

The owner of the Dunkin' Donuts franchise in Cleveland Circle hopes to move the outlet to space on the other side of Beacon Street, where it would share space with a convenience store. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/22 - 9:49 am
40 Soldiers Field Pl. rendering

Rendering by J Garland Enterprises.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved developer Jeffrey Feuerman's plans for a 61-unit apartment building on Soldiers Field Place, a dead end off Soldiers Field Road being transformed from a warren of small nondescript office buildings into a residential area. Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/22 - 6:54 pm
Sign board reading: Utility work ahead how bout dat

B.S. Eliot spotted this sign in Cleveland Circle.

By adamg - 8/6/22 - 10:28 pm

Eversource reports the power died in Oak Square around 7:45 p.m. As of 10:25 p.m. there are more than 1,800 homes and businesses without power. Residents report it came back just after 10:35.

By adamg - 8/1/22 - 9:47 pm

The 5:35 p.m. train from South Station to Framingham this evening pulled out of Boston Landing and died. And then sat there for almost two hours, with no power and so no AC and increasingly overheated passengers complaining about the lack of any communication from the crew about what the hell was happening. Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/22 - 11:38 am

A Brighton man who operates Boston-area food trucks used more than $1.5 million in federal pandemic-relief funds to bet on the stock market, rather than on paying workers and other steps to keep his business afloat, the US Attorney's office charges, in a wire-fraud complaint filed in Boston federal court yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/12/22 - 5:25 pm

The BPDA board is scheduled to vote Thursday on the first phase of Harvard's proposed Enterprise Research Campus off Western Avenue that would include setting aside 25% of the 345 planned residences as affordable - almost twice what the city requires - and contributing $25 million to a new fund for increasing the affordable housing stock in Allston/Brighton. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/22 - 10:07 pm

State Police report a Belmont couple, both in their 80s, died after somebody crashed into their SUV as they were pulling onto Soldiers Field Road from near the IHOP around 7:15 p.m. Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/22 - 9:35 pm
Double rainbow over Boston

KB had a great view of a double rainbow from the Back Bay this evening.

Over in Cambridge, Melissa Sullivan reports it was the most beautiful rainbow she's ever seen, so amazing she ran out of a business dinner to snap some shots of it: 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 - 6/16/22 - 11:43 am

The MBTA said today the B Line will be shut between BC and Kenmore starting Monday "to conduct much needed track upgrades while also installing Green Line Train Protection System equipment across the system."

Shuttle buses will replace trolleys through July 1, the T says. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/22 - 9:15 am

Workers at the Starbucks at 1948 Beacon St. in Brighton struck this morning after they say the shop's owners refused repeated requests to fix problems that finally cascaded into water coming out of ceiling lighting fixtures, streaming down "onto the floors, espresso machines, counter spaces and the partners themselves" for several hours yesterday. Read more.

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