Kristin Bridier spotted this pair beating it out of Brookline this morning.
Some people who went to get their cars inspected today report they couldn't because of problems with a new state inspection system.
MassDOT says it's no biggie, that there were only scattered problems due to the service stations' lack of training, but one increasingly frustrated motorist begs to differ. Read more.
In November, members of Brookline Town Meeting will get to decide whether to recognize the fact that women can and do serve as the town's top elected officials by voting on a measure that would replace "selectman" and "selectmen" with "selectwoman" and "selectwomen" in town bylaws. Read more.
Supporters of "Father Nick," removed in late July from St. Athanasius the Great Greek Orthodox Church for as-yet-undetailed reasons, plan a rally in Brookline at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13.
The aim: To increase public pressure seeking the return of Nicholas Kastanas, who served at the Arlington church for 27 years. The priest has retained counsel, who seeks to mediate the issue.
The invitation to the event at the Holy Cross Chapel at Hellenic College, 50 Goddard Ave., asks participants to attend vespers "and make your voice heard" peacefully.
Jill Cetel reports this shadowy pair is constantly skulking about Beacon Street in Brookline (of course); is looking for a good caption for this photo.
The MBTA says it's postponed a shutdown of the Riverside Line this weekend and will instead run trolleys as usual. Instead:
Buses will replace Green Line D branch trolleys between Reservoir and Riverside Stations in both directions next weekend, Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27, as scheduled.
Riptor reports from near the reservoir on Rte. 9:
SUV on route 9 westbound in Brookline completely stopped by a turkey pecking at its bumper.
Kelly O. spotted this Brookline turkey checking itself out in a mirror this morning.
Mike the roving UHub photographer reports from the Trader Joe's parking lot this afternoon:
Lady smashed into the black car repeatedly until it hit the building, then said she didn't know what happened. Parking is tight at TJ's but wow!
WCVB reports on the incident yesterday at 1371 Beacon St., near Coolidge Corner
Boston Restaurant Talk reports plans for a Brookline outlet of Vermont's Worthy Kitchen have fallen through.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the outbound Riverside Line because of a trolley that met its maker at Brookline Village.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that plans for a Friendly Toast in Coolidge Corner have fallen through.
This postcard, sometime from between 1930 and 1945, shows the Gulf "Super-Service Station" at 1309 Beacon St., in Coolidge Corner - where the Trader Joe's building and parking lot is today (and of course, then, as now, that was Brookline, not Boston).
Transit Police report arresting a Canton man for "conducting himself in a lewd manner" on a C Line trolley as it approached Coolidge Corner around 9:30 p.m. yesterday.
Robert Widberg, 53, already a Level 2 registered sex offender, was formally charged with open and gross lewdness.
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