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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.

By adamg - 11/5/19 - 5:15 pm

Somebody's been circulating a flier in a senior-citizen building on Wallingford Rd with a high percentage of Chinese-American residents:

By adamg - 10/30/19 - 9:38 am
Architect's rendering of proposed new J.J. Carroll building

Architect's rendering, from MASS Design Group.

2Life Communities, formerly Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, has filed plans with the BPDA to replace the current 64-unit J.J. Carroll complex on Chestnut Hill Avenue with a single six-story, 144-unit building that would include integration with the non-profit's existing senior programs at buildings it owns around the complex as well as space for a new program that connects seniors with health-care and at-home services, a convenience store and public open space. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/19 - 9:27 pm
Cashman and Breadon at forum

Cashman and Breadon at forum.

At a debate at WGBH tonight, Craig Cashman and Liz Breadon made one of their last pitches to voters on why they should replace Mark Ciommo, retiring as the District 9 (Allston/Brighton) city councilor after 12 years. Whoever wins will serve two years.

Among the issues they discussed: Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/19 - 4:50 pm

The MBTA reports the shuttle buses that were supposed to be a substitute for B Line trolleys are only going as far as Chestnut Hill Avenue due to flooding on Commonwealth Avenue between there and BC.

By adamg - 10/22/19 - 11:14 am

Liz Breadon and Craig Cashman, running for the District 9 council seat being vacated by Mark Ciommo, are scheduled to meet in a candidates forum at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at WGBH, 15 Guest St.

The forum is sponsored by the Brighton Allston Improvement Association, the Allston and Brighton boards of trade and the Ward 21 and Ward 22 Democratic committees.

By adamg - 10/20/19 - 7:41 pm
Fluid-leaking firetruck on Commonwealth Avenue service lane

Commonwealth Avenue at Strathmore Road was shut for much of the afternoon after a firetruck suffered some sort of failure and spilled as much as 25 gallons of hydraulic fluid on the roadway.

BFD commanders on scene declared a Level 2 hazmat situation, calling in specialized crews to help clean up the spill. A large tow truck eventually came in to tow the firetruck away.

By adamg - 10/16/19 - 8:13 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed 11 Faneuil St. building

Resisidents of proposed Faneuil Street building won't have far to go to get their cars washed or to see birds.

City Realty wants to replace a Meineke muffler shop and the Bagman on Faneuil Street in Brighton with a five-story, 41-condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/19 - 8:40 am
Smush at Commonwealth Avenue and Washington Street in Brighton

People coming into town on the Green Line from Boston College could be 15 minutes late due to a collision between a trolley and a pickup at Comm. Ave. and Washington Street. NBC Boston reports one injury.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 10:51 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Purr Cat Cafe on Chestnut Hill Avenue is no longer "temporarily" closed - its landlord has posted a note in the window that the place has permanently ceased to be.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 8:36 am
Sign too short in Brighton

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about this sign on Faneuil Street in Brighton:

Not damaged ...JUST DANGEROUS! Bike lane sign is Dangerously SHORT!! Someone is going to lose an eye or their head!! West bound side of Faneuil!!

By adamg - 10/8/19 - 9:59 am

J.L. Bell discusses the Revolutionary ties of Brighton butchers to the Continental Army - one family's meat warehouse was considered so important the army posted guards around it to protect against sabotage.

By adamg - 10/1/19 - 12:54 pm

Update: His family reports he died around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Globe reports Daniel Hollis got into a fight with some other college-age men around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, during which his family says he fell and hit his head on bricks and cement. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/19 - 11:43 am
Architect's rendering of proposed 249 Corey Rd. building

Architect's rendering.

A Brookline developer is proposing to raze the old Corey Hill Nursing Home at 249 Corey Rd. and put up a 35-unit residential building on the Brighton side of the property and two single-family homes on the Brookline side. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/19 - 9:37 am

WBZ reports a man jumped into the reservoir yesterday to save his dog, who had jumped in to chase a swan. Then a woman jumped in to save them both when they began to struggle in what turns out to be a strong current in the seemingly placid reservoir.

By adamg - 9/22/19 - 3:59 pm

On Tuesday, the Brighton-Allston Historical Society hosts a talk on the history of newspapers in the neighborhoods and how residents can stay up to date in the online age.

Oh, yeah, I'll be giving that talk. It's open to the public and there'll be free refreshments. Starts at 7 p.m. at the Brighton Allston Congregational Church, 404 Washington St. in Brighton Center.

By adamg - 9/20/19 - 10:09 pm
Purr Cat Cafe in Brighton temporarily closed, sign says

Boston's first and only cat cafe, Purr Cat Cafe on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton, is temporarily closed, according to a sign in the front door (photographed today by Marianna Foos) and the business's Web site.

The cafe, in which people can sit and pet or play with shelter cats, opened, after some controversy, in 2017.

By adamg - 9/20/19 - 10:01 pm

Boston Police have released a sketch of the suspect in the bludgeoning death of a woman at 72 Cresthill Rd. in Brighton on Feb. 11, 1997.

Victim Linda Fung, 35 at the time, was hit in the head repeatedly with a baseball bat and was found in a pool of her own blood on the front porch that evening. A knife was also found at the scene.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 8:56 am

The Ward 10 Democrats are hosting a forum for candidates for the District 8 (Fenway, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill) seat that Josh Zakim is giving up, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Tobin School, 40 Smith St. on Mission Hill. Read more.

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