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By adamg - 10/18/21 - 9:51 pm

Walsh Wine and Spirits, 388 Washington St., was held up at knifepoint around 9:45 p.m. Robber got away with several hundred dollars in cash and a bottle of Hennessy.

By adamg - 10/18/21 - 3:15 pm
Cat being returned to owner at Brighton fire

Kirk the cat returned to owner. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 572 Washington St. for what turned into a two-alarm fire around 1:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/21 - 6:54 pm

Ben Brophy has a dashcam to remember his first one by: Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/21 - 8:19 am

A Brookline developer has told the BPDA he plans to file plans for a 61-unit apartment building on Soldiers Field Place, off Soldiers Field Road near its intersection with Birmingham Parkway. Read more.

By adamg - 10/10/21 - 3:19 pm
Bumper sticker: I survived Storrow Drive!

Bumper sticker in the field, on an actual bumper.

I got a bunch of these stickers printed as one way to thank folks who have graciously sent in contributions or even subscribed to UHub, because, really, we all share a love of a good storrowing, as long as it doesn't involve us. If you'd like one (or a more traditional Universal Hub sticker, which looks just like the logo up above, only larger and glossier and sticky on the back), here's how.
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By adamg - 10/4/21 - 9:17 am
Ruined SUV on Litchfield Street

Roman Lilligren reports "some crazy driver with a huge trailer sideswiped multiple cars" on Litchfield Street in Brighton yesterday. WBZ reports an Uber driver who saw the carnage happening managed to follow the pickup long enough to get its license number.

By adamg - 9/26/21 - 5:51 pm

It's like March, 2020 again at the Harvard Business School, which has ordered a week-long return to remote-only education for first-year MBA students, because it seems too many future masters of the universe have been ignoring basic Covid-19 precautions - to the point where the business school made up two-thirds of new Covid-19 cases among Harvard students this month despite comprising only 9% of the total school population. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 10:41 am

The Boston Business Journal reports that four East Boston Bank branches slated to be shut as part of its takeover by Rockland Trust will instead be sold to HarborOne, a Brockton-based bank that will hire their workers and re-open the branches as its own. The deal affects only the buildings and workers; customer accounts at the current branches will still move to Rockland.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 11:54 am

State Police report a Waltham man headed outbound on Soldiers Field Road lost control of his Suzuki motorcycle, hit a guardrail on the left side of the road and went flying off his bike, around 2:40 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/21 - 10:11 am

A developer wants to replace a two-story warehouse at 155 North Beacon St. in Brighton, now home to the Sound Museum rehersal studios across from the Tin Tin Buffet, with a four-building complex of research labs and office space. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/21 - 4:34 pm

The owner of a Brighton Center massage parlor whose workers offered customers sex for an extra fee has agreed to repay the money she got from two federal pandemic-relief programs last year because prostitution is not one of the businesses for which proprietors were allowed to claim such money. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/21 - 1:46 pm

Live Boston reports that Zack Thompson, 23, of Oxford, CT, helped his girlfriend escape from a fire on Perthshire Road in Brighton on Monday, then succumbed to the fire.

Firefighters used a ground ladder to rescue the girlfriend, after she was thrown out of a window onto a small roof protruding from the second floor by her boyfriend. She was taken to the hospital with only minor injuries.

By adamg - 9/6/21 - 1:49 am
Fire damage on Perthshire Road

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 34 Perthshire Rd., off Bigelow Street in Brighton at 12:30 a.m. for what turned into a three-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/21 - 10:41 pm

The Heights reports BC has decided that a high vaccination rate among both students and faculty and a desire to return to "a normal teaching environment," but that some 300 professors signed a letter respectfully suggesting that's dumb. Masks are required in other indoor spaces on campus.

By adamg - 9/1/21 - 9:39 pm

Adam Balsam grabbed the images from the 500 "student move-in" complaints filed with 311 over the past couple of days and used them to create a mosaid of a case of Natty Light: Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/21 - 8:15 pm
Sunset over Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Pat Tomaino watched the sunset over Chestnut Hill Reservoir this evening.

Leah Klein watched the sunset over Chelsea Creek and the Tobin Bridge: Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/21 - 9:41 am

The Allston Brighton Community Development Corp., along with several other local groups, is hosting a Zoom forum at 6 p.m. today for four candidates for the local city council seat: Three who will have their names printed on the ballot next month and a fourth who is running as a write-in. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/21 - 9:00 pm

Khaled Awad, 24, faces arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court tomorrow on a variety of charges including a formal hate-crime charge for a July 1 attack in which a rabbi was stabbed repeatedly outside his school on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/21 - 8:39 pm
Firefighters respond to Lake Street

Shortly before 5 p.m., DB Reiff urged motorists to avoid Lake Street in Brighton on account of how several manholes along the street caught fire around the same time. Utility crews had been working in the area, she reports.

By adamg - 8/11/21 - 10:18 am
Welcome to Boston, where Storrow Drive is beating the stuffing out of UHaul and Penske

Artist Eric Funk has come up with this design for pre-existing Boston residents. And it's available as a sticker, a tote bag and a print.

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