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By adamg - 6/30/20 - 10:23 pm

A federal judge today approved a request from Joseph Rachal, serving an 8 1/2-year sentence for robbing a Brighton Center bank at gunpoint to be allowed to finish the last 31 months of his sentence at home because he has tested positive for Covid-19 and because he is 68 and has high blood pressure, which could put him at extra risk of death should his condition worsen. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 12:01 pm

Dane McGoldrick watched some flaming trash this morning on Gerald Road, just off Comm. Ave., near BC: Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/20 - 9:53 am
Arrest on Washington Street in Dorchester

Arrest at 430 Washington St., Dorchester, home of alleged supplier Winston McGhee. Photo by Live Boston.

DEA agents and Boston drug investigators were busy early this morning arresting two brothers and their associates for running cocaine and crack in a swath that ran from the Fidelis Way development in Brighton to the South End and Mattapan. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/20 - 9:13 am

It wasn't just the loud people smoking up the neighborhood with their grills that annoyed one concerned citizen on Chiswick Road in Brighton. In a 311 report, we also learn that the other night there were also: Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/20 - 3:06 pm

Erin Larson could only watch in amazement as motorists tried to ford an impromptu lake on Commonwealth Avenue near Chestnut Hill Avenue this afternoon: Read more.

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By adamg - 6/10/20 - 11:35 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Abbott's Frozen Custard in Brighton Center is closing down permanently on Sunday.

By adamg - 6/2/20 - 11:21 am

A federal judge ruled yesterday that a Brighton couple can continue their suit against the city over the way a BPD drug unit with a no-knock warrant smashed into their apartment with a battering ram at 4:30 a.m., and kept them handcuffed and lying on the floor in front of their young children for 20 minutes until the officers realized they had the wrong apartment. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/20 - 9:15 am
Hooded warbler at Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Mary Ellen the roving UHub photographer captured this hooded warbler at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir yesterday.

By adamg - 5/5/20 - 9:23 pm
Waiting for food at Los Amigos in Brighton.

Around 7:40 p.m., Jeffbax checked in from the Los Amigos Taqueria in Brighton Center:

Attempting to pick up some Mexican food on Cinco de Mayo might have been one of my all-time worst ideas. Complete chaos over at Los Amigos in Brighton… Immediately ditched my order seeing this scene and hearing someone say they were waiting an hour.

By adamg - 5/1/20 - 9:23 am
Aftermath of fire at 37 Snow St. in Brighton

Aftermath. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 37 Snow St. in Brighton extended to 39 Snow St. this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/20 - 9:10 am

The Boston Fire Department reports one firefighter was injured battling a fire at 123 Sutherland Rd., in Brighton, called in around 1:45 a.m.

The fire in the four-story apartment building did an estimated $100,000 in damage, the department says.

By adamg - 4/8/20 - 10:26 am
Smashed up car in Brighton

Live Boston reports that a driver whose car went airborne before coming to a crashing halt in front of Party City on Soldiers Field Road around 6:45 a.m., suffered only minor injuries, as did the driver of another car he hit. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/20 - 3:35 pm

With an initial donation of $25,000, the Main Streets programs in Allston Village and Brighton have created Workers Relief Funds for local workers in Allston and Brighton who have lost their jobs due to coronavirus. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 11:27 pm
Unzipped basketball hoop

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report about the situation at Murray Field in Brighton: Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/20 - 12:36 pm

Boston tomorrow re-opens the long shuttered Kindred Hospital at 1515 Commonwealth Ave. in Brighton to house homeless people in need of isolation who don't need more intensive hospital care - and will use a Suffolk University dorm for housing the homeless, Mayor Walsh said today. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 10:48 am
Suspects in Brighton holdup
Distincting sneaker

UPDATE: Two of the three arrested.

Boston Police are looking for three guys they say robbed Wine Basket & Spirits, 1441 Commonwealth Ave. at Warren Street shortly before 8 p.m. on Monday.

Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/20 - 10:02 am
At the Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Henry Wong captured some Boston College students watching the sunrise at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir on their unexpectedly early move-out day.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 1:03 pm
Hydrant in Brighton with a message to keep safe

Claire Sadar ran across this little guy who is all pumped up about good hygiene these days.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 11:15 am

Nine Orthodox congregations in the Boston area are telling members they are shutting their buildings at 3 p.m. - and are urging congregants not to form minyans in people's homes, since that would defeat the goal of trying to keep people apart through social distancing. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 11:14 pm

Boston College President William Leahy told students today that they have to leave campus for the rest of the semester between tomorrow and Sunday as the school prepares to get them online for classes starting Monday. Read more.

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