There aren't normally lines outside BPL branches, but Jonathan Kamens reports the line outside the Brighton BPL branch just before 10 a.m. stretched past the neighboring courthouse and down Chestnut Hill Avenue this morning, as people lined up for a chance to get one of those free rapid test kits the city announced yesterday it would be distributing through select libraries and community centers.
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.
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.
The owner of a Brighton Center physical-therapy concern and three of her employees face federal charges that they billed an insurance company for services that car-crash victims either didn't need or never actually got.Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to add four stories to a former bank building between two other still open banks on Market Street in Brighton Center to add 23 housing units and new retail space. Read more.
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.
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.
Developer Henry Chen has filed plans with the BPDA to add four floors with 23 apartments to a currently vacant one-story building between the Rockland Trust and Santander Bank branches on Market Street in Brighton Center. Read more.
A man who was so drunk he couldn't make himself understood while trying to order tacos at a Brighton Center restaurant and who then got back into his car and drove off was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today on his sixth OUI charge, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.