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By adamg - 5/6/19 - 10:25 pm

Brad Squirrels attended the last-ever Irish-music session at the Green Briar Pub, closing after 30 years:

By adamg - 4/23/19 - 10:14 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Green Briar Pub on Washington Street in Brighton Center will have its final last call on May 6.

By adamg - 1/14/19 - 5:07 pm

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.

By adamg - 12/8/18 - 10:46 pm
Fox in Brighton

Roving UHub photographer Karen Bidwell spotted this fox (not in socks) on Oakland Street near Brighton Center late this afternoon.

By adamg - 5/28/18 - 2:09 pm

Holahan recounts Prussman's deeds.

Brighton residents and Ernest Prussman's surviving relatives gathered at Murdock and Cambridge streets this afternoon for the formal unveiling of a statue in his honor - along the route he took every day to get to Brighton High School across the street. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/18 - 10:28 am

A sushi place in Brighton Center goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to let customers bring in their own wine and beer. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/18 - 10:03 am

Updated with additional info from BPD.

The TD Bank branch at 391 Market St. in Brighton was held up shortly before 9:50 a.m. by a man who got into an SUV and drove away. A couple minutes later, police stopped the suspect at Washington and Cambridge streets and recovered the money. Read more.

By adamg - 1/26/18 - 10:30 am
Caffe Nero going up in Brighton Center

Alex Byer couldn't help but notice the new plywood that's gone up on a vacant storefront on Washington Street at Winship Street. Brighton Center already has several places to get a cup of coffee, but none of them spell it "caffè." Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/18 - 12:40 pm
81 Chestnut Hill Ave. rendering

Rendering by architect with fascination for circling vultures.

A developer has proposed replacing a vacant five-unit building at 81 Chestnut Hill Ave., at William Jackson Avenue, with a 15-unit residential building. Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/17 - 7:12 pm
Wood in Brighton Center

Police were stumped this afternoon by a large piece of tree trunk that wound up at the intersection of Washington Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue. Rick watched a mighty woodsman dispatch the errant wood.

By adamg - 11/17/17 - 11:58 am
Restored monastery and church at St. Gabriel's site

Rendering of restored church and monastery at St. Gabriel's site

The BPDA board yesterday approved a 660-unit "mid-market" development on the old St. Gabriel's site off Washington Street and behind St. Elizabeth Medical Center, in a move that could also lead to the creation of a new, privately funded Allston/Brighton bus line. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/17 - 9:36 pm
Bananas love the New England Patriots

This guy stood on the traffic island in Brighton Center early this evening, rooting on the Patriots, and, we suspect, settling a bet.

By adamg - 7/28/17 - 11:22 am

Joseph Rachal, 65, of Everett, was sentenced today to 101 months in federal prison for holding up a Brighton Center bank branch at gunpoint in 2015, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/17 - 5:57 pm

Nichole Davis reports no power in Brighton Center; power's actuallly out from the Brookline line on Washington Street to Oak Square, possibly due to a fire in the hole at 1709 Comm. Ave.

Eversource's outage map was showing 4,500 Boston customers without power as of 5:55 p.m. Eversource says it hopes to have power back on by 7:15 p.m.

By adamg - 4/5/17 - 10:50 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Pui Chung Siu buy the beer, wine and liqueur license now held by the Umai sushi restaurant at 412 Market Street and turn the space into a noodle place called South of Clouds.

Siu's attorney, Meihuei Hu, told the board this morning that Siu is planning only cosmetic changes to the restaurant's interior. Nobody opposed the request.

By adamg - 3/21/17 - 11:56 am

An exchange of words over a drink spilled on the DJ's equipment at Porter Belly's, 338 Washington St., last month ended up as an all out assault on the DJ, who had to be taken to nearby St. Elizabeth's for treatment, a Boston Police sergeant and a pub manager said today. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/17 - 12:21 pm
Codman Square and Brighton suspects

Codman Square and Brighton suspects.

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force is investigating two recent bank robberies involving a man telling a teller he's packing a bomb. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/17 - 11:06 am
Alleged tree ninja being arrested

Ninja takedown Wednesday night. Photo via Jennifer Daley.

At his arraignment on vandalism charges yesterday for allegedly hacking at a Peaceable Street tree, Joseph Rizza was ordered detained pending a hearing on whether his newest charge violates his parole for hacking at another Brighton Center tree, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/5/17 - 10:15 pm

UPDATE: Arraigned, ordered held.

Can nothing stop the blade-wielding tree hater of Brighton Center? Apparently not, because D-14 officers arrested him again last night trying to kill a tree on Peaceable Street by hacking at it with a hatchet, just like he's been doing for more than a decade in-between his arrests and trips to Bridgewater for observation. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/16 - 11:01 am
Cafenation in Brighton Center with monstrous Gilmore Girls line

Gilmore Girls fans flooded Brighton Center this morning, as RoadTrip New England shows us for Cafenation's one-day transformation into Luke's, where people who got in got free coffee in a Luke's cup.

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