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By adamg - 2/27/20 - 9:58 am
Rendering of proposed 1500 Soldiers Field Rd.

Birds and bikes: Rendering by Höweler and Yoon Architecture.

Developer Steven Ballas of West Roxbury has filed plans with the BPDA for a 106-unit apartment building off the ramp from Soldiers Field Road towards Brighton. Read more.

By clodaghdrummey - 2/24/20 - 8:19 pm

PSF Community Center is pleased to partner with Brighton Main Streets to host a neighborhood mixer and volunteer fair to showcase great organizations in Allston and Brighton on Thursday, March 12. Come stop by the PSF Community Center in Oak Square between 6 pm and 7:30 pm, enjoy a beer or a glass of wine and some snacks, and learn about how to volunteer with organizations in your neighborhood including:

– The Presentation School Foundation Community Center
– Brighton Main Streets and Allston Village Main Streets
– ABCD Allston-Brighton Neighborhood Opportunity Center
– Oak Square YMCA

By clodaghdrummey - 2/24/20 - 8:15 pm

The February Market is just about here! Stop by the PSF Community Center this Saturday, February 29 from 10 am to 2 pm. The market will feature live music, face painting and new children's activities.

By adamg - 2/18/20 - 9:46 pm

The Globe today posted a fun profile of the South Street Diner. So it pains us a bit here at the nitpick desk to report that the second half of the headline, "I spent the night at South Street Diner, Boston’s only 24/7 sit-down spot," is wrong.

The City that Always Sleeps has two sit-down spots open 24/7 - the other being the IHOP on Soldiers Field Road in Brighton.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 2:28 pm
Architect's rendering of Market Street proposal

Rendering by Choo & Co. of Quincy.

Developer Henry Chen has filed plans with the BPDA to add four floors with 23 apartments to a currently vacant one-story building between the Rockland Trust and Santander Bank branches on Market Street in Brighton Center. Read more.

By clodaghdrummey - 1/24/20 - 3:30 pm

The Presentation School Foundation Community Center is excited to launch the Brighton Winter Farmers Market. Read more.

By clodaghdrummey - 1/23/20 - 8:35 pm

We are excited to offer a free Yoga Sculpt Class on Sundays in February and March at PSF Community Center.

Yoga Sculpt is a combination of Yoga, Pilates and Barre and is taught by Theresa Poirier, a nationally certified group exercise instructor through NETA.

To sign up, contact Clodagh Drummey at [email protected] or 617 782 8670. Space is limited! Bring your own mat.

By adamg - 1/19/20 - 12:23 pm

Boston Police report three officers were able to grab and hold onto a man they say was about to jump from a ledge atop a sixth-floor ledge at a parking garage at 5 Guest St. Friday night. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 1:58 pm

Boston Police report arresting Daniel Logan, 50, after he allegedly pulled a gun on a fellow dog owner and fired one shot in his direction last night at McKinney Playground off Faneuil Street. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/20 - 2:17 pm
People breaking out the beach chairs in South Boston

Eileen Murphy spotted some people enjoying the beach off N Street in South Boston today.

Meanwhile, up on the Charles River, just upstream from the Arsenal Street bridge, some geese just couldn't be bothered to try out the water: Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/20 - 12:03 pm
Current 1500 Soldiers Field Rd.

Look familiar? Didn't think so.

A West Roxbury developer wants to replace a nondescript office building off Soldiers Field Road inbound at the ramp up to Brighton with a six-story, 106-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/20 - 11:09 am
Mystery bunker in Brighton

Just off the ramp from the Arsenal Street Bridge to Soldiers Field Road at the Charles River is this bunker. Presuming it's not a failed Dharma Initiative project with a keyboard where somebody has to enter a sequence to save the world every 108 minutes, anybody know what it is, or was, for?

By adamg - 12/20/19 - 11:09 pm

Around 11 p.m. at 250 North Beacon St., behind the CVS at the corner of North Beacon and Market. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 2:36 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal to stick a newfangled digital billboard atop a Lincoln Street business next to the Massachusetts Turnpike after hearing from elected officials and neighborhood groups that 60-foot-high structure would become a blight in an up-and-coming area, even if its LEDs would be designed to only beam into the eyes of drivers on the highway. Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/19 - 9:25 am
Two-car crash in Cleveland Circle

Danielle Johns shows us the aftermath of a two-car crash in the middle of Cleveland Circle around 9 a.m., recommends drivers find an alternate route, and fast.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 9:03 am

At the height of the storm last night, Kaz wondered why a beacon was rounding the sky in Brighton. Erin Hubay reports it's just the newly rebuilt McDonald's on Soldiers Field Drive alerting the world to its existence.

By adamg - 11/26/19 - 2:51 pm
Crash on turnpike eastbound in Brighton

Teddy Kokoros shows us the aftermath of a single-car crash on the eastbound side of the Massachusetts Turnpike at the New Balance complex.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 10:07 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by Lee's Market on Commonwealth Avenue at Washington Street in Brighton to start selling beer, wine and spirits. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 9:19 am

The Dig reports on the Boston Drone Film Festival, the city's first film festival devoted to footage taken by drones, on Friday.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 4:17 pm
State trooper blocking access to Storrow Drive inbound at Charles Circle

Trooper blocking access to Storrow inbound at Charles Circle for the motorcade. Photo by Ari Ofsevit.

93 south into the city is gridlocked due to delays caused to the road being shut so that Mike Pence could get from New Hampshire - where he was filing paperwork to ensure his boss is on next year's primary ballot - to a car showing. Read more.

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