Wicked Local Brookline alerts us of the latest menace to befall the paramecium-shaped town: An online room-reservation system called Airbnb that one North Brookline homeowner used to rent out a bunch of rooms in her $1.6-million house - without getting the required lodging-house license. Which nearby residents probably would have fought, because as one resident quoted by Wicked Local said:
We don't want to be Allston, with the wild student parties. I love living near a university. It's a little bit more activity, but it has its problems, and one of them, of course, [is] the students.