A federal judge last week upheld Boston's and Brookline's tight restrictions on who can carry guns, saying the state law that allows them does not violate the Second Amendment. Read more.
It's that time of year again.
H/t Mike Deehan and Laura Everett for the term.
No, don't worry, the B-town isn't getting all Framinghamized and turning into a city. Town Meeting tonight voted to change the name of the town's top board from Board of Selectmen to Select Board, Town Meeting Member Michael Burstein (who'd proposed changing the name to Board of Selectwomen) reports.
Rami reports the driver of this car somehow flipped it at Beacon and Charles streets in Coolidge Corner shortly before 9 p.m.
Fire crews worked hard hard to pull driver out. She seems okay.
Ward's Pond is the small, hidden away pond across Perkins Street from Jamaica Pond on the JP/Brookline line. Read more.
The Brookline Police Department reports the facade at Taam China, 423 Harvard St., collapsed overnight. There were no injuries.
MassDOT announced today that it's installing specialized traffic signal systems along Beacon Street in Brookline, and Comm. Ave. and Huntington Ave. in Boston that will switch to green lights for approaching trolleys. Mass. Ave. in Cambridge will get similar treatment for buses. Read more.
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.
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