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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 - 4/28/22 - 1:52 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today told a newly arrived pizza place in Oak Square that it would be willing to consider its request to stay open until 2 a.m. - but in another few months, to give the neighborhood a chance to see just what kind of place it really is. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/22 - 1:25 pm
Where a 150-year tree used to be

Wood chipper was busy this week.

Brad Squirrels was among those who attended a rally outside the former Presentation Church on Washington Street in Brighton this morning where a developer tore down a 150-year-old birch tree on the edge of the property. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/22 - 1:54 pm

Saracen Properties of Waltham says it will soon file plans for a 70-unit condo building at 75 Tremont St. in Brighton - next to the 62-unit condo building it built at 99 Tremont St. a few years ago. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/21 - 8:57 am

BWSC says crews finished repairs to a burst water main at 100 Tremont St. in Brighton's Oak Square and restored water service at 12:55 this morning.

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 - 8/2/21 - 10:26 pm
Old rectory and former church on Washington Street in Oak Square

Our Lady of the Presentation rectory and church.

A West Roxbury developer has paid St. John's Seminary $4 million for the former Presentation Church and its rectory and parking lot on Washington Street in Brighton's Oak Square. Read more.

By adamg - 12/15/18 - 11:18 pm

Boston Police report tracking the man wanted for the June double murder of Wilfred Peters and Jeffrey Montaque on Fanueil Street to a Jonesboro, GA trailer home.

Police report they arrested Nicholas Antoine of Roxbury with the help of the US Marshals and Jonesboro police on Friday.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 11/1/18 - 9:09 am
Architect's rendering of 544 Washington St. in Brighton

Architect's rendering

Encore Properties of Newton, which owns several buildings on Washington Street at Langley Road, has filed plans to replace them with a five-story, 37-unit condo building that would include ground-floor retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/18 - 4:36 pm

Sept. 5 was last call at the Last Drop for one Oak Square man after a series of incidents that left him with a bloody, possibly broken nose and a bartender losing his job there. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/18 - 3:58 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for Nicholas Antoine, 20, for the murders of Jeffrey Montaque and Wilfred Peters on Faneuil Street in Brighton's Oak Square on June 30.

Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/18 - 12:47 pm

Boston Police report the two men shot to death on Faneuil Street early Saturday were Wilfred Peters, 26, of Brighton and Jeffrey Montaque, 27, of Cambridge.

By adamg - 9/8/17 - 3:08 pm
Architect's rendering of 99 Tremont St.

Architect's rendering of 99 Tremont St.

Developer Jim Keliher had two pieces of good news for members of the Brighton-Allston Civic Association last night: He's decided to sell the 62 units at his new two-building complex at 99 Tremont St. in Brighton as condos rather than rent them as apartments - and he will include language in the initial condo-association rules that purchasers are barred from renting them out on Airbnb and similar services. Read more.

By adamg - 9/3/17 - 10:13 pm

UPDATE: Teenager arrested.

WFXT reports on a crash on Washington Street at Dickinson Road in Brighton tonight that sent two women to the hospital. The driver may have abandoned his vehicle and fled on a T bus.

By adamg - 3/10/16 - 6:27 am
Oak Square crash

Shane Doherty shows us the aftermath of a multi-car crash in Brighton's Oak Square that involved just one driver:

The truck was flying and smashed into 4 cars, then the driver took off running!

By adamg - 2/20/16 - 9:35 am
Layla the dog

UPDATE, 2 p.m. Found at a gas station in Newton.

Among the occupants of the house at 72 Perthshire Rd. in Brighton that went up in flames last night was Layla the dog, who ran away and hasn't been seen since.

She's described as a shy, four-year-old pit bull. If you spot her, don't try to chase her, but instead call the number at the link.

By adamg - 2/19/16 - 7:26 pm
Perthshire Road fire in Brighton.

72 Perthshire fire. Photo by BFD.

A fire reported around 7 p.m. at 72 Perthshire Rd. quickly went to three alarms and caused an estimated $500,000 in damage, the Boston Fire Department reports.

Fire Investigators determined the cause as careless disposal of smoking material. Point of origin; 2nd floor rear porch.

Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/16 - 3:36 pm

Boston Police District D-14 reports 27 break-ins in the Oak Square section of Brighton since mid-December. Read more.

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