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February 17, 2012

Be careful out there

A girl is mugged, but manages to run to safety, losing only her phone.

A local woman loses her life crossing the street in Brighton Center.

February 17, 2012

St.E’s has some competition

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, now owned by New York-based Cerberus Capital Management L.P. (also known as Steward Health Care, but let’s stick with the real owners) now has to contend with these Allston street medics.

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February 16, 2012

Playing possum

The Animal Rescue League tweeted that a possum managed to wiggle its way into the wheel well of a car in Brighton. Better to find a critter attached to your tire than the Denver Boot. (Image courtesy of Cody Pope)

February 16, 2012

Machete suspect arrested

The machete-wielding man who is accused of a home invasion this morning at 136 Chiswick Road in Brighton has been arrested.

February 5, 2012

Kevin who?

The paper that pretends to cover Allston Brighton, the Tab, didn’t think that Kevin White’s death and legacy as mayor deserves coverage. Not a word. Are they unaware that our neighborhood was, in fact, part of Boston during his tenure? That we live with many of his decisions, good and bad, to this day? Friday I spent $1.50 to buy it and sixty seconds to scan it. Not a word. Their lead story? Geckos. As in the little green reptile.

February 5, 2012

What next for old MDC property?

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The site of the former MDC property at the corner of Western Avenue and Soldiers Field Road, Brighton is getting some attention from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation, Historic Boston and the Boston Preservation Alliance. Originally part of the Charles River Speedway complex, it has been unused and steadily falling apart for many years. There will be a public meeting to present a draft report on options for future uses of the property on Monday, February 27 from 6 to 7:30PM at the Honan Allston Branch Library.

The Brighton Allston Historical Society website has a history and photos of the Speedway. The Boston Landmarks Commission did a study of the building that describes the structure in detail, and provides maps and photos. (Photo via Google Maps)

February 5, 2012

Fred Salvucci on Kevin White

Widely credited as the “father of the Big Dig,” Fred Salvucci is also a life-long Brighton resident who got his start in public life as the manager of the East Boston Little City Hall under Kevin White. He later served as his transportation advisor. His take on the late mayor is here.

February 1, 2012


Starbucks is looking to add an outlet at 1950 Beacon Street in Cleveland Circle. The Brighton Allston Improvement Association will be talking about this, as well as a proposal for 45 Selkirk Road, at their monthly meeting this Thursday, February 2 at the Brighton Elks, 326 Washington Street, Brighton Center.

January 31, 2012

Not just for girls anymore: Mount St. Joseph’s to merge, go co-ed

Mount Saint Joseph Academy will merge with Trinity Academy of Newton, with the first classes of the combined high schools beginning in the fall of 2012. While Trinity is co-ed, the Mount has been girls-only since it was founded in 1885. There will be approximately 400 students enrolled in the new institution, which will be called St. Joseph Preparatory School. It will operate on the current Mount Saint Joseph Academy campus on Cambridge Street, Brighton. (photo via Wikimedia Commons)

January 30, 2012

For Love or Money?

There are two motivations in sports. Which is yours? For Love or Money?

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The Advisory Group for the Brighton / Guest Street Area Planning Study is having a meeting about, well, the study.   Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Brighton Marine Health Center on Warren Street.

The title is a snoozer, but this is a major project.  The site is a big hunk of property around the New Balance property bordering the Mass. Turnpike.  Think of it as the area behind the the WGBH/Channel 2 videotron, between North Beacon Street and the Pike.

It includes two major public transportation suggestions.  Short term, improving bus service.  Long term, restoring rail service.  Given the MBTA cutbacks we are facing, is either realistic? The meeting announcement behooves us to pay attention to the text rather than the graphics. Good advice, given that the pictures envision Arthur and Guest Streets transforming into Parisian boulevards.

The critical questions are who builds, and what do they build. Will it be something we love, or will it be all about the money?

January 30, 2012

After the show

The show ended a long time ago. Development for the site that used to be home to the Circle Cinema in Cleveland Circle will be the topic of a Wednesday, February 8 meeting at 8 PM. It will be held at the Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon Street, Brighton. The meeting is sponsored by the Aberdeen-Brighton Residents Association.

January 30, 2012

Good psychics don’t get caught

There was real psychic drama last Tuesday, January 24 at the Boston Licensing Board.  Several fortune tellers were asked to explain why they were operating without a license, including Brighton Psychic at 270 Parsons Street.  If they were good at foretelling the future, shouldn’t they have known they were going to be busted?

Shouldn’t there be some kind of test?  Make some predictions, read a few palms, show you know you way around a deck of Tarot cards?  If you want to make money off of your talent for foreseeing the future, the application is here.

Turns out they did have a license in the past, didn’t renew it, and the Board has now voted to cancel it. (Photo via Flikr Commons).


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