Brookline

By - 9/30/14 - 7:20 pm

Wicked Local Brookline alerts us (last item) that six poultry punks ganged up on a postal worker the other day.

By - 9/28/14 - 8:19 pm

Update, 9:15 p.m. NStar reports more than 2,500 customers in Boston and Brookline have no power.

An NStar transformer in an underground vault along Beacon Street self-immolated shortly before 8 p.m., plunging many of the blocks around into darkness. Power in both Boston and Brookline was affected; fire officials refrained from exclaiming "oy, the vault!" but they were probably thinking it.

The outage... Read more

By - 9/20/14 - 7:20 pm

We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.

The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were... Read more

By - 9/18/14 - 4:06 pm

Remember when the Fireplace was going to close and be replaced by Pepe's Pizza of New Haven?

Well, there's been a change of plans ...

Via Lori B.

By - 9/17/14 - 11:52 am

Brookline Police tweeted this morning:

Feedback welcome, should we allow cyclists to use Idaho Stop's? Not at all? Perhaps during heavy commuter hours? Certain roads?

Idaho Stop.

By - 9/17/14 - 10:33 am

Wicked Local Brookline brings us up to date on the war between Brookline and the owners of Hancock Village, who want to add 184 apartments to the Brookline side of the complex, including some in a five-story building that selectmen say is completely out of character in a part of town where single-family homes and two-story townhouses are the norm.... Read more

By - 9/4/14 - 10:28 pm

You can probably figure out which town this police-blotter item is from:

A group of turkeys were chasing a mail carrier near the intersection of Beaconsfield Road and Tappan Street.

Also click that Wicked Local link to read about the resident who called police when a parakeet flew in her house, the orgy at a local park and the woman who found her car... Read more

By - 8/30/14 - 10:21 am

The Boston Cyclists Union reports town officials are looking at raised "cycle tracks" for either side of the highway as it passes Washington Street:

Perhaps the most interesting feature of the design proposed by Tedrow and the Bike Union are the “floating bus stops.” The concept is common in Europe and it is included in the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide that many American

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By - 8/18/14 - 6:21 pm

Shortly before 5 p.m., Brookline Police reported:

Jogger at Brookline reservoir saves two babies whose stroller accidentally fell in. Babies taken to hospital to be checked.

By - 8/9/14 - 11:49 am

A water-main break at Crafts and Reservoir roads in Brookline means an impromptu geyser and water-pressure issues in the area, Brookline Police report.... Read more

By - 8/3/14 - 1:06 pm
Whole Foods yogurt cup

Label on a Whole Foods yogurt cup Knox says he bought last month.

A Brookline man who charges Whole Foods duped him into buying its 365 Everyday Value Plain Greek Yogurt by claiming it has far less sugar than it really does didn't just walk into his local Whole Foods demanding a refund - he filed a federal class-action lawsuit demanding the chain accurately label its yogurt and pay him, other purchasers and his lawyers millions of dollars... Read more

By - 7/29/14 - 5:03 pm

Easter Boston reports that Pepe's Pizza will replace the Fireplace with a new outlet the first of the year.

By - 7/21/14 - 1:57 pm

Clinton Blackburn doesn't follow the Red Sox and he's not much of a fan of the signs that Brookline's put up on certain streets about how people have to pay more for parking on game nights, such as the one on which he got a ticket while just trying to get some Chengdu dry hot chicken at Sichuan Gourmet:

“Red Sox parking available” doesn’t

... Read more
By - 7/1/14 - 10:22 pm
Brookline power out

Scott Eisen cooked a romantic dinner by candlelight tonight, not because he wanted to, but because the power is out - to 2,700 Nstar customers, as of 10:20 p.m.

Noah reports that, mysteriously, the power at the Trader Joe's remained on.

By - 6/26/14 - 2:37 pm
Brookline bank robber

Brookline Police report they are looking for a polite gunman who likes to hold up banks on Harvard Street.

On Tuesday, police report, he walked into the Eastern Bank branch at 301 Harvard St. with a gun:

Suspect showed a note, stated he had a gun and demanded cash. He then displayed a black handgun, banged it on the counter, pointed it in the

... Read more
By - 6/24/14 - 3:24 pm

The Eastern Bank branch at 301 Harvard St., around 3 p.m.

By - 6/19/14 - 7:58 pm
Proposed Cleveland Circle project

The BRA gave its approval today to an $85-million project to replace the old Circle Cinema complex and the Applebee's in Cleveland Circle with a 162-room hotel and 92 units of mostly luxury housing.

The Boston Development Group has worked with - and often battled - residents for more than three years. Brookline has created a hotel "overlay" zone for the part of the project... Read more

By - 5/19/14 - 6:44 am

Last year, Leah Cypess and her three kids visited all the playgrounds of Brookline, plus many in surrounding Boston neighborhoods. She wrote reviews of each one.

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