Brighton, We Love Music

BostonBound: Leagues and Andrew Belle

Brighton Music Hall is hosting a serious show on Monday night.

Leagues and Andrew Belle will grace the Hall at 8:00 p.m. on Veterans Day, a show that has received far less hype than deserved. This $15 ticket is by far one of the best that the former Harper’s Ferry has offered in recent months. I strongly recommend attendance. Continue reading

Back Bay, Brighton, Brookline, Downtown, Fenway, Neighborhoods, North End, Sports Department, Transportation and the T

Your Roadmap to Wednesday’s Fenway Parking Nightmare

No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Wednesday & Thursday 4PM to 2AM

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to get my car towed/ticketed/flipped/broken-into-during-riots… so I checked out the City of Boston’s parking ban list… and I was lost as I read down the laundry list of roads.

I help myself out (and you) mapped out the bans… if it is in red…or close to the red… don’t even think about pulling over.

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From the Department of Transportation:

Red Sox fans are strongly encouraged by the City of Boston to leave their personal vehicles at home and take the T whether they are heading to Fenway or another destination in Boston to watch the World Series games scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  On-street parking will be restricted on several streets in the Fenway/Kenmore neighborhood of the City.  Parking will also be restricted on streets in Brighton, as well as near Northeastern University, Faneuil Hall and North Station.

Additional Parking Enforcement staff will be working before, during and after the games to assist with public safety needs.  They will also be concentrating on ensuring that only vehicles with Fenway/Kenmore Resident Parking Permits are parked in curbside spaces designated for residents in that neighborhood.

For more information on the parking ban check out the City of Boston’s Press Release for the official road closings… I wouldn’t want you to get mad at me if you park on a street that I missed!

Brighton, Things to Do, We Love Food

2 Words: Bacon Truck

The Bacon Truck | Charles River Food Truck Festival

That’s right people, the Bacon Food Truck is coming to the 2nd Annual Charles River Food Truck Festival on Saturday, Septemeber 21st. The festival will be held at DCR’s Artesani Herter Park on Soldier’s Field road in Brighton from 11am – 5pm. It will feature 20 food trucks including the debut of The Bacon Truck, and Boston favorites Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Bon Me, and Mei Mei Street Kitchen just to name a few.

There will be activities for the kids, music, and of course – bacon. You can buy tickets online or pay $10 the day-of to get a discount on food. This year, a portion of the proceeds from the day-of tickets will go to The American Red Cross. Support local food trucks, indulge in some grilled cheese and lobster mac and cheese, AND contribute to a good cause? I’m there!

 

Brighton, Transportation and the T

Pave Harder

Want to know what’s hard? Driving in Boston. What’s even harder? Driving in Boston and then suddenly being stopped on a one-way street that’s blocked for repaving…with no detour in sight. Crud.

If you live in Brighton or Allston, that’s been happening a lot lately. But apparently, it’s not just Brighton that’s gotten a sudden influx of construction vehicles and hazardous roads filled with raised manhole covers and grooved pavement. The City of Boston is in a road-paving frenzy this Summer.

While us Bostonians loooooooovvvvve to complain about our transportation woes, whether via the streets or the T, I have to commend the City for taking action. There are some gnarly potholes out there. Pave on, dudes, pave on!