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.
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.
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.
Brookline Police alert us that the town is lifting its famous overnight parking ban on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
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
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).
A Harvard Business School professor goes nuclear - he's still considering whether to sue - when a Chinese restaurant in Brookline overcharges him by $4.
Wicked Local Brookline prints a missive from a Brookline resident who demands his or her town be made safe from its menacing thug turkeys:
WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR A PERSON TO BE INJURED OR KILLED BEFORE TAKING ACTION TO REMOVE THE TURKEYS FROM OUR MIDST.
Also, reporters need to stop treating this whole thing like a big joke.... Read more
Cardinal SeÃ¡n Oâ€™Malley, Metropolitan Methodios, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston, and the Reverend Laura E. Everett, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, last night issued a statement on the murder of five people at a Jerusalem synagogue, which included a rabbi from the Boston area:
The senseless killing of people in any place must always be denounced, but that these brutal... Read more
WCVB reports on the death of Rabbi Moshe Twersky in the attack.
"They started chasing me into the street and I screamed for help." WHDH reports on "Wild turkeys terrorizing the streets of Brookline." Of course.
WBZ reports school officials took action after parents complained.
Watch "Airplane!" with an MIT aeronautics professor at the Coolidge Corner on Dec. 8.
Around 9 p.m., the driver of a Golden Temple delivery vehicle proved unable to gau around a trolley in Washington Square, Brookline. The two vehicles were still there 30 minutes later when Joe Ranft arrived on scene. Rachel Chernick reports:
Driver side bashed up but seems fine.
Naturally, the collision brought C Line service to a halt, but T inspectors used their noodles... Read more
Brookline Police report they are looking for a scruffy-bearded 20something for two bank holdups near the Allston line on Tuesday.
In both cases, he gave a teller a note... Read more
Wicked Local Brookline alerts us (last item) that six poultry punks ganged up on a postal worker the other day.
Update, 9:15 p.m. NStar reports more than 2,500 customers in Boston and Brookline have no power.
An NStar transformer in an underground vault along Beacon Street self-immolated shortly before 8 p.m., plunging many of the blocks around into darkness. Power in both Boston and Brookline was affected; fire officials refrained from exclaiming "oy, the vault!" but they were probably thinking it.
The outage... Read more