We're writing here to announce a new project commemorating the Circle Cinema, which has been a Brighton landmark since 1940. The theater, and its iconic CIRCLE sign, are scheduled to meet the wrecking ball later this year.
We are a photographer and a sociologist who have teamed up to collect memories, photos, and opinions of the theater and its sign (positive, negative, indifferent). We are also looking to interview folks with stories to tell about the theater. Was your first date at the Circle? Work the concession stand in high school? See a memorable film there that has stayed with you ever since? We want to hear from you.
Please connect with us by commenting here or on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/longlivecirclecinema), where you can read more about our project by clicking on “About.” And we invite you to "like" the page to follow project updates. If Facebook isn't your thing, you can email us directly at .
The Brighton Allston Historical Society has agreed to be the repository for whatever we collect.
Turlach MacDonagh spotted this Town Taxi cab on Beacon Street the other day:
Masshole parking for taxis 101. I didn't realize that you could use crosswalks for parking too! What great dual use. The killer is there was 3 free legit spots behind me. And if you are wondering if the driver was in the car, nope.
Copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Brookline Police tweet this morning:
Some of us will proudly be honoring #Nationaldonutday.
Last month, the MBTA announced a contest in which anyone could design what could be the next MBTA map.
Transit Maps has not one, but two contest submissions posted for our viewing pleasure. While no submissions have been officially heralded by the MBTA at this time, it is clear that some very talented cartographers are partaking in the festivities.
The MBTA had previously announced a deadline of April 30, 2013, however no mention of the contest has been made since the original announcement of the contest.
Wicked Local Brookline reports on an alarming spate of Brookline turkeys crashing their ways into people's homes:
The turkey crashed through the aluminum screen, the storm window, and an 1890s plate glass window, covering the floor with broken glass, and just a few drops of blood.
Brookline Police report that when an officer tried to stop a bicyclist riding the wrong way down School Street without a light after midnight yesterday, the bicyclist instead pedaled furiously away - only to fall off his bike at Harvard street. Then, when the officer caught up to him:
The cyclist picked up his bicycle and began to swing it in the direction of the officer. The subject was placed under arrest for Disorderly Person and Resisting Arrest.
Brookline Police report he was one of theirs and was delivering the milk to a family in Watertown that needed it Friday but obviously couldn't get out of their house.
In response to a question about walking around Brighton and Brookline on Saturday, Boston city chaplain Yitzhak Aharon Korff writes:
The Rebbe was briefed by officials a little while ago -- they are hoping and anticipating that the lockdown will be lifted by the start of Shabbos, although the situation is extremely fluid and nothing is definite at this time, and in the absence of the lifting of the lockdown, with a known, identified and active terrorist in the area everyone should absolutely remain at home both for their own safety and to keep public areas clear and allow full exclusive access for law enforcement officers and operations which may suddenly shift location without warning.
We are told we should know more in approximately three hours but of course that is also subject to change.
Hammond Residential is offering a deeded parking space for only $55,000. It's in a nice lot, well lit, plowed in the winter and all, but, gosh, why is it so much cheaper than spaces in Back Bay and Beacon Hill - especially since "This is the ONLY PARKING FOR SALE IN BROOKLINE?" Makes you wonder what else is wrong with the town.
Wicked Local Brookline reports police arrested two Roxbury residents on charges they shoplifted 19 packs of Orbit gum from a Coolidge Corner store. Fabulous.
Brookline to consider extra fines on public cursing as way to crack down on goddamn frickin' college studentsBy adamg - 3/21/13 - 12:39 pm
Hell, no! Some people in North Brookline want Town Meeting to double fines for creating a public nuisance because those PoS students just can't shut up at 2 in the morning.
Specifically, he said people coming from the Commonwealth Avenue area back into the town seem to be causing the most ruckus.
Wicked Local Brookline reports on all the easement-type changes the cinema is seeking from Town Meeting to build a new screening room.
A little bit of the old Harper Valley PTA is erupting in Brookline, where Wicked Local reports a woman called police after one of her neighbors sent her a letter asking that "she close the blinds to several windows in her home." The resident informed police she found the letter insulting.
Turlach MacDonagh wonders: Why were happy green people carrying a big log down Beacon Street in Brookline this morning?
UPDATE: Looks like it's this thing where people undergo a simulated special-forces training run. H/t Matt D.
Copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.
Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.
Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.
Don't miss our amazing auction and celebrity auctioneer Kate Clinton. You don't have to be present to win. Travel packages, restaurants, massages, and much more - something for everyone!
Children are welcome to attend (at no charge) and will enjoy a range of fun activities.
Delicious summer fare and refreshing cocktails provided.
More information, tickets and sponsorships are available at www.glad.org/events.
The MBTA forwards a photo of somebody waiting for the train at Longwood this evening.
Brookline Police report arresting two Boston men on charges they held up and stabbed a man walking down Pleasant Street with his iPad on Tuesday.
Wallace Vick, 19, and Shaqone Cazeau, 20, will be arraigned tomorrow in Brookline District Court on charges of armed robbery while masked and armed assault with intent to murder.
Brian D'Amico and WTBU report somebody was punched and stabbed on Pleasant Street at Browne tonight. Police are looking for two men, both about 6' tall, wearing knit caps over their faces and fleece pullovers.
BU Today reports the victim, 30, is a postdoctoral fellow at BU Medical School and that his two stab wounds were both superficial.
Wicked Local Brookline reports town leaders are tired of paying assessments to the county for services it doesn't use, such as road surveying.
In addition to saving the town money, the move, which would require approval by the state legislature, would remove a geographical oddity - Brookline is one of two towns in Norfolk County that are isolated from the rest of the county (quick, can you name the other?).
Brookline Police have posted photos of two women they say are targeting other women in Coolidge Corner for some pickpocketing.
On Thursday, a woman had her credit card snatched at the Trader Joe's around 5:50 p.m. Just 19 minutes later, the two suspected thieves racked up more than $2,500 in purchases at the Watertown Target.
The next day, around 11:15, the two returned to Trader Joe's:
A second victim at same Trader Joe's reported that a female engaged her in conversation while a second female tried to pull her wallet from her bag. The victim took a picture of this suspect (in blue outfit).
Brookline Police tweet one of the thug Toms that had terrorized townsfolk was captured today after an officer shot it with a beanbag gun. Wicked Local Brookline reports, however, the beanbag injured the bird enough that it had to be euthanized, leaving police two more aggressive avians on which to perfect their beanbag technique.