Brookline

By - 8/26/16 - 3:19 pm
Vittorio's Kosher Grill

Vittorio Hassan, who ran an eponymous kosher pizza place on Beacon Street until 2003, is returning to the same location to open an eponymous kosher pizza place. Read more.

By - 8/25/16 - 11:48 am
Owl rescued by T workers

The MBTA reports workers teamed up to help a dazed owl that butted heads with a trolley in Brookline last night.

The bird somehow came into contact with a Riverside Line trolley around 11:25 p.m. in Brookline Village, the T reports. Driver Hoa Tran got out, carried the bird off the tracks and to a bench at the station and radioed in for help. Read more.

By - 8/23/16 - 3:22 pm

Landscapers were trimming tree limbs outside the Herb Chambers BMW dealiership on Thorndike Street near Comm. Ave. around 3 p.m. when one of the limbs fell on a man walking by, WBZ reports. NECN reports he had blood coming from his ears.

By - 8/22/16 - 8:53 pm
100 South Huntington Ave., where thief was caught

Brookline, Boston team up to take man in at 100 S. Huntington Ave. Photo by Maitat2.

Brookline Police report a fleet-footed thief who stole packages from apartment lobbies near Coolidge Corner wound up under a Sterns Road resident's bed before fleeing into Boston, where he tried but failed to evade the long arm of the law on Mission Hill. Read more.

By - 8/17/16 - 11:14 pm

The Butcherie, shut since a fire last month, reports it will be re-opening Thursday in the space left vacant when Rubin's suddenly closed this month. Read more.

By - 8/5/16 - 11:54 pm

The Globe reports he grew up eating at Rubin's, whose current owners closed it for the last time today.

By - 8/4/16 - 11:42 pm

The owners of Rubin's Kosher Restaurant on Harvard Street in Brookline announced tonight that they will be closing forever Friday afternoon.

Erica and Allen Gellerman did not say why they are suddenly closing one of the Boston area's few kosher restaurants, but said it was with "a heavy heart."

By - 8/1/16 - 6:15 pm
Turkey on a car in Brookline

Renee Graham went out to her Coolidge Corner driveway this afternoon, only to be confronted with this situation:

Guess I'll take the T tonight...

Not long after, though, the bird flew the, um, coupe: Read more.

By - 7/12/16 - 10:44 pm

A two-alarm fire at the Butcherie on Harvard Street this afternoon has shut the store indefinitely.

By - 7/7/16 - 8:54 am
Mike Dukakis and trash

Michele Connors spotted Mike Dukakis walking along Longwood Avenue this morning - with the trash he picked up along the way.

By - 6/22/16 - 10:31 pm

Brookline Police report a man thought he'd figured out a way to steal DVDs from local libraries: Get a series of library cards under bogus names - some for children for whom he was the alleged guardian - check out as many DVDs as he could for each card and then not return them. Read more.

By - 6/21/16 - 8:29 am

TV reporters and their crews are lined up along Beacon Street in Washington Square this morning to report on a tuberculosis case confirmed at Tiny World Child Care, 1613 Beacon St.

By - 6/9/16 - 10:31 pm
Boy and bunny on Beacon Street in Brookline

UPDATE: More about the Brookline bunny in the comments.

Ryan Ruel spotted this baby bun outside the Economy True Value hardware store on Beacon Street in Brookline today.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/23/16 - 5:55 pm

"Moderate delays," the T says about the little trolley that couldn't. Bristol Whitcher reports:

Smells like burning rubber, "help is on the way"; morale is low.

By - 5/19/16 - 9:11 pm
Man with VR headset walks down Beacon Street in Brookline

Last month, a Green Line rider gained some measure of notoriety - and the disapproval of police - when he was spotted wearing virtual-reality goggles on a C trolley.

This afternoon, Mike the roving UHub photographer spotted him just walking down Beacon Street in Brookline, which for us non-VR types raises the question of whether you can actually see through the goggles or if hes perhaps using them to navigate via a live feed from a camera mounted on the goggles.

By - 4/28/16 - 6:26 pm
Large turkey in Brookline

Renee Graham reports this turkey is mighty testy and not putting up with any nonsense in Coolidge Corner today. How testy?

I saw a USPS driver today loop the block waiting for the turkey to leave.

By - 4/27/16 - 9:59 pm
Turkey warning in Brookline

Suzannishly spotted this grim warning on Tappan Street in Brookline today.