Brookline

By - 12/11/17 - 12:21 pm

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.

By - 12/6/17 - 4:11 pm

Brookline Police report arresting a lawn-care worker on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (weed whacker): Read more.

By - 12/2/17 - 11:31 am

Patrick Maguire spotted this tom duo waiting for a Beacon Street nail salon to open this morning.

By - 11/23/17 - 9:45 pm

It's that time of year again.

H/t Mike Deehan and Laura Everett for the term.

By - 11/14/17 - 11:03 pm

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.

By - 11/8/17 - 9:27 pm
Flipped car on Beacon Street in Brookline

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.

By - 10/26/17 - 10:29 pm
Ward's Pond in the fall

Ward's Pond is the small, hidden away pond across Perkins Street from Jamaica Pond on the JP/Brookline line. Read more.

By - 10/24/17 - 11:14 am
Crumbled wall at Taam China in Brookline

Photo by Brookline PD.

The Brookline Police Department reports the facade at Taam China, 423 Harvard St., collapsed overnight. There were no injuries.

By - 10/23/17 - 4:02 pm

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.

By - 10/17/17 - 8:16 am
Longwood turkeys

Kristin Bridier spotted this pair beating it out of Brookline this morning.

By - 10/2/17 - 11:12 am

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.

By - 9/15/17 - 2:14 pm
89 Egmont St. in Brookline

The Brookline Fire Department posted this photo of the front of 68 Egmont St., which has partially collapsed this afternoon.

BU has set up a temporary shelter for its students who live there.

By - 9/13/17 - 11:20 am

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.

By - 9/13/17 - 7:28 am

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.

By - 9/7/17 - 1:43 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that the old Rubin's on Harvard Street, which closed last summer will become the new home of Shan-A-Punjab, an Indian restaurant that's now a few blocks further south on Harvard.

By - 9/5/17 - 8:06 pm
Two turkeys in Brookline

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.

By - 8/24/17 - 4:27 pm
Quail sign?

Brookline today released some tough turkey talk, with tips such as:

If you are approached by a turkey:

Read more.

By - 8/17/17 - 1:11 pm

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.

By - 8/10/17 - 7:12 pm

Riptor reports from near the reservoir on Rte. 9:

SUV on route 9 westbound in Brookline completely stopped by a turkey pecking at its bumper.