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By adamg - 4/20/21 - 12:38 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Somerville man on charges of indecent assault and battery for an incident April 14 in which a ride-share passenger said her driver attacked her. Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/21 - 10:26 am
Proposed Charles River Park

Restoration won't include removing the highways, though. 1886 view of the proposed Charles River parks from BPL Leventhal Map Center.

DCR is aiming for a fall start of a pilot program to test various methods for restoring the banks of the Charles River Basin and reducing the amount of invasive trees and other plants along the banks that it says crowd out native species and reduce the vistas of the scenic waterway. 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 - 3/30/21 - 2:29 pm
Rendering of new complex

Rendering by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a two-wing complex with 151 apartments and 102 condos at 1515-1525 Commonwealth Ave., just up the hill from Warren Street. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/21 - 10:37 am

The MBTA is now running buses between Blandford and Washington streets on the B Line because of what the T calls "an overhead wire problem" that requires some repairs before the trolleys can run again.

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By adamg - 3/13/21 - 8:39 pm

The Heights reports Boston College suspended a student whom officials determined "wrote racially offensive language on classroom chalkboards."

By adamg - 3/3/21 - 1:42 pm
Babushka customers support vodka bid

Babushka customers take break from shopping to support vodka bid.

Babushka Deli, 62 Washington St., has asked the Boston Licensing Board for permission to add specialty Russian vodkas to its existing beer and wine, in response, it says, to requests from the many Russian-Americans who live in an apartment complex behind the shop. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/21 - 1:08 pm
Rendering of proposed Hichborn Street building

Rendering by Vanko Studio Architects.

Developer Mathew Pennino has filed plans with the BPDA for a six-story, 25-unit apartment building right behind New Balance's Boston Landing development on the rapidly transforming Hichborn Street. Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/21 - 9:31 pm

FALLING THROUGH THE ICE, CHARLES RIVER

Lucas Brunelle is part of a small (very small) fraternity of people who try to bike on the Charles River in the winter. Yesterday, he got out on the ice in Brighton and pretty promptly fell through thin ice and into the water.

Today, more people joined him on the river, but on two feet and further downstream by the Esplanade. Thanks to the folks who sent us photos and comments, if for no other reason that we now know there are two divergent schools of thought about people who go out on the Charles on days like today: Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/21 - 10:45 am

The Heights reports BC is telling students, especially freshmen, they're cruising for a bruising, like maybe just sending students home for the rest of the semester, because of an uptick in Covid-19 cases of late.

Several students have been booted from campus housing - or even suspended - after "gatherings' over the past couple of weekends involving too many students in one place, many without masks on, the Heights reports.

By adamg - 2/4/21 - 12:24 pm

The owner of a Brighton Center physical-therapy concern and three of her employees face federal charges that they billed an insurance company for services that car-crash victims either didn't need or never actually got.Read more.

By adamg - 1/31/21 - 5:15 pm
Flipped amublance on Western Avenue

Photo by Armstrong Ambulance.

Armstrong Ambulance reports three of its workers suffered minor injuries when another vehicle crashed into an ambulance at Western Avenue and Market Street in Brighton around 1 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 1/16/21 - 11:55 am

Inyoung You will face trial for manslaughter on allegations she prodded her boyfriend to throw himself off a garage roof in 2019, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/21 - 11:51 pm

Update, 1/15: Judge Indira Talwani approved the settlement.

A Faneuil Street couple today formally signed off on a settlement in their suit against Boston and several BPD officers who smashed their door down with a battering ram in the middle of the night and then cuffed them and their 15-year-old daughter as their other two children - 4 and 5 - watched, in a raid that was supposed to be aimed at somebody who lived in the apartment next door. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/20 - 11:26 am

Boston Restaurant Talk updates the list, starting with Cityside in Cleveland Circle.

By adamg - 12/15/20 - 9:41 pm

Politico reports President-Elect Biden has picked Gina McCarthy, a Brighton native who grew up in Dorchester and graduated UMass Boston, for a new environmental post. McCarthy, who served as EPA administrator under Obama, is currently head of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

By adamg - 12/15/20 - 1:05 pm

Boston Police report detectives at District D-14 in Brighton recently cracked a bicycle-theft ring and so now have dozens of bicycles that they can't reunite with owners because nobody ever reported them stolen. Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 2:19 pm
Lot of turkeys in Franklin Park

Thebostonlol spotted a big rafter crossing the plains of Franklin Park today.

Dimas also spotted some free birds, in Brighton: Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/20 - 2:43 pm

The Boston Cannabis Board this week approved the transformation of Mary Ann's, once Cleveland Circle's premier sticky-floor bar, into a recreational marijuana shop. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 9:02 am
Brighton Christmas tree with lots of brown needles

An aggrieved citizen files a 311 complaint (several, actually) about the sad Christmas tree installed in Brighton Center the other day:

Please relocate tree to Allston.

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