Brookline

By - 3/26/15 - 8:26 pm

Brookline Police report arresting a former worker at Zaftigs on a charge of "photographing an unsuspecting nude person" for the camera found in the handicap restroom at the Harvard Street deli.

Police say Rogerio Sores-Fernandes, 38, of Allston, installed the camera in August of last year, when he worked at Zaftigs.

Sores-Fernandes was arraigned in Brookline District Court today after turning himself in, police... Read more

By - 3/24/15 - 6:31 pm

Brookline Police report finding a camera installed in a restroom at Zaftig's on Harvard Street, after getting a tip yesterday from WFXT. Police add:

Upon arrival at the restaurant, police were informed by the restaurant management; they were not to talk to us and were directed to talk to their lawyer. Detectives have started an investigation. Based upon the tip and preliminary information that

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By - 3/18/15 - 1:43 pm

An article on the warrant for the May 26 town meeting in Brookline calls on members to publicly reject the idea of a summer Olympics in 2024.

The article, proposed by Lee Biernbaum, starts:

Whereas: the Town of Brookline, surrounded on three sides and about 85% of its borders by Boston, was never consulted about hosting the 2024 Olympics before Boston2024's private bid was placed,

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By - 3/17/15 - 9:58 pm
Exploded water main above Green Line in Brookline Hills

The Green Line's newest water feature.

Update, Wednesday, 6:20 a.m. The MBTA reports the D Line is back in service.

Grace Holley reports tonight from Brookline Hills, where a loud explosion shortly after 8:30 p.m. was followed by a torrential waterfall from a newly burst water main right above the tracks.

Normally I love water rides but this is a nightmare.

A second Green Line train approached waterfall but went

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By - 3/9/15 - 3:11 pm

In Brookline, he might punch you if you try to stop him from shoplifting a muffin.

By - 2/23/15 - 4:25 pm
Car backs up onto Brookline library

Brookline Police posted a couple of photos of a car whose driver somehow managed to back it up onto the railings outside the Public Library of Brookline this afternoon. Police report no injuries.

By - 2/23/15 - 9:11 am
Lights out on Commonwealth Avenue at the BU Bridge

Jonathan Levitt give us a taste of the chaos around 9 when the lights went out on Comm. Ave. by the bridge.

By - 2/17/15 - 10:59 pm

Mike Sanders watched a plow-equipped trolley move through Coolidge Corner tonight.... Read more

By - 2/17/15 - 4:43 pm
Smoking Green Line trolley at Brookline Village

It's not usually a good sign when smoke starts pouring out of a trolley, as Emily shows us around 4:40 p.m.

She reports the train was evacuated. Brookline FD showed up and took care of whatever was causing the smoke and the T made preparations to have the train towed away (and shot?) so that service could resume.

Not long after, passengers had... Read more

By - 2/17/15 - 8:36 am
Massive line for shuttle buses at Malden Center

See all those people? They're waiting for an Orange Line shuttle bus at Malden Center. "Shuttle bus line is MASSIVE!" Rich reports.

On the more frostbitten segments of the T today, riders slowly shuffled through long lines for shuttle buses. The luckier ones boarded one of the growing number of big charter buses the T has hired, such as these buses that Marta ... Read more

By - 1/25/15 - 3:37 pm
Line at Trader Joe's in Brookline

Trader Joe's in Coolidge Corner may be trying to fool us into thinking it's summer with that Red Sox banner the week before the Super Bowl, but it's no use - Louise Miller found long lines there this afternoon.

Meanwhile, up at the Chelsea Market Basket, Dan O'Brien found a store with check-out lines backing up into aisles - and not a single... Read more

By - 1/12/15 - 5:11 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports a resident called 911 to report a "30 to 40 pound" raccoon stole into her house by way of the water heater. Sadly, Wicked Local Brookline does not tell us what happened next, because that's a story we'd read to the end.

By - 1/9/15 - 10:43 pm

Wicked Local Brookline gives us today's best unintentionally wonderful headline, at least for those of us who remember what Mark Mothersbaugh was doing before he began writing theme songs for Nickelodeon cartoons.... Read more

By - 1/3/15 - 11:58 am
Slit-screen view of MBTA Green Line trolley in Brookline

David Parsons used slit-scan photography to take this unusual view of a Green Line trolley on Beacon Street in Brookline.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 1/2/15 - 7:10 pm

Wicked Local Brookline alerts us about an incident on New Year's Day:

A Tappan Street resident called to report he was attacked by a group of four turkeys near Sumner Road.

Also, a squirrel was reported to have gotten stuck in a sewer grate.

By - 12/23/14 - 11:38 am

Brookline Police alert us that the town is lifting its famous overnight parking ban on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

By - 12/23/14 - 10:30 am
Cop shoos Brookline turkeys away with a hockey stick

It has come to this: Brookline Police apparently now have to stock their cruisers with hockey sticks to keep the town's poultry punks under control. Science-fiction writer and elected town official Michael A. Burstein captured the tense moment Monday morning at Sumner and Blake streets. No word if the Boston cruiser was there for extra firepower, just in case.... Read more

By - 12/16/14 - 11:38 am

Wicked Local Brookline reports a resident called 911 to report somebody at the door just repeatedly ringing the doorbell. When police arrived, they discovered the culprit was the resident's father (last item).

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