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By adamg - 7/23/21 - 1:06 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Jersey Mike's Subs is opening up at 466 Washington St., right next to a Domino's.

By adamg - 7/20/21 - 11:03 am
60 Guest St. rendering

Rendering by SGA Architects.

Two developers yesterday formally asked the BPDA to let them fill one of the last remaining empty lots in the Boston Landing complex along Guest Street with a nine-story life-sciences R&D building. Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 1:06 pm
Rendering of 30 Leo Birmingham Parkway

Rendering by Prellwitz Chilinski Associates.

The Mount Vernon Co. this week filed its plans for replacing a Santander Bank branch on Leo Birmingham Parkway, next to the Radius building, where the old Black and Decker service center used to be, with a five-story, 99-unit residential building with ground-floor commercial space. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/21 - 7:18 pm

Never mind Pope Francis has urged his flock to get Covid-19 shots, that, in fact, he calls people who refuse them sufferers of "suicidal denialism." Associated Press reports parents of some Boston College student are rending their garments over the way the Jesuit-run school is refusing to grant their children religious exemptions.

By adamg - 7/8/21 - 4:55 pm

Khaled Awad, charged with repeatedly stabbing a rabbi outside a Jewish school in Brighton Center, was also formally charged today with committing a civil rights violation causing injury; and armed assault and battery to intimidate causing bodily injury while armed, 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 - 7/1/21 - 2:39 pm

The state Ethics Commission yesterday officially tut-tutted a veteran Boston cop who did a favor for a pal's brother who was basically on probation at his job at the MBTA by writing up a criminal complaint that the guy submitted to prove he had a better reason for missing his shift than simply oversleeping: Getting arrested for beating up his girlfriend. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/21 - 11:54 pm

Four workers died and 30 were injured when 2000 Commonwealth Ave., near Chestnut Hill Avenue, collapsed during construction on Jan. 25, 1971. Some photos.

The entire structure was torn down the next year and replaced with the building that still stands today as a BC dorm.

By adamg - 6/25/21 - 1:23 pm

A developer putting up an apartment building and a condo building off Soldiers Field Road in Brighton, which were granted several zoning variances in 2018, today sued the Zoning Board of Appeal for granting several zoning variances earlier this year for an apartment building that would go next door. Read more.

By adamg - 6/20/21 - 11:17 pm
New look of Huntington Avenue with new transit and bike ways in one MBTA rendering

Possible next-gen Huntington Avenue, with transit/bike lanes on either side.

MBTA planners tomorrow will discuss potential new designs for the Green Line along between Brigham Circle and Heath Street and along Commonwealth Avenue with the goal to make the two branches more easily accessible to people with mobility issues. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 10:57 pm

In a public notice about its impending merger with the parent company of the East Boston Savings Bank, Rockland Trust says it will close current East Boston branches in Allston, Brighton (two branches), Chinatown, Dorchester, Mission Hill, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Brookline and Cambridge (two branches), among others. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/21 - 9:54 am

A developer has told the BPDA it plans to submit plans soon to replace a Santander Bank branch at 30 Birmingham Parkway, near Western Avenue, with a five-story, 99-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/21 - 2:13 pm
Sorgini and Lohring

Distilling Sorgini and brewing Lohring.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant the "pouring" licenses an existing distillery on Terminal Street in Charlestown and a proposed brewery as part of the Speedway project in Brighton need to open their doors to the public. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/21 - 2:55 pm
Rendering of Soldiers Field Place building

Rendering of building that gives most residents a view of the Charles by Howeler and Yoon.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a six-story, 102-unit apartment building off Soldiers Field Road near Leo Birmingham Parkway that was designed like a "prow" to give roughly most of the residents views of the nearby Charles River. Read more.

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.

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