Brookline

By - 9/25/17 - 8:37 am

The Boston Palestine Film Festival returns for its eleventh season!

When: Friday, October 20th through Sunday, October 29th. 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.

By - 8/3/17 - 3:20 pm
Smashed car at Trader Joe's

Mike the roving UHub photographer reports from the Trader Joe's parking lot this afternoon:

Lady smashed into the black car repeatedly until it hit the building, then said she didn't know what happened. Parking is tight at TJ's but wow!

By - 7/26/17 - 8:49 am

Brookline Police report arresting two men for a pot robbery at Milton and Cushing roads around 2:10 this morning. Read more.

By - 7/4/17 - 10:20 am

WCVB reports on the incident yesterday at 1371 Beacon St., near Coolidge Corner

By - 7/3/17 - 10:04 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports plans for a Brookline outlet of Vermont's Worthy Kitchen have fallen through.

By - 6/29/17 - 11:41 am

Brookline Police report a woman walking with a friend at Naples Road and Gibbs Street around 1:25 a.m. was sexually attacked: Read more.

By - 6/13/17 - 5:57 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the outbound Riverside Line because of a trolley that met its maker at Brookline Village.

By - 6/7/17 - 9:46 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that plans for a Friendly Toast in Coolidge Corner have fallen through.

By - 5/28/17 - 4:11 pm
Gulf Super Service Station in Coolidge Corner

This postcard, sometime from between 1930 and 1945, shows the Gulf "Super-Service Station" at 1309 Beacon St., in Coolidge Corner - where the Trader Joe's building and parking lot is today (and of course, then, as now, that was Brookline, not Boston).

Postcard from the BPL Massachusetts postcard collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 5/26/17 - 3:43 pm
Widberg

Transit Police report arresting a Canton man for "conducting himself in a lewd manner" on a C Line trolley as it approached Coolidge Corner around 9:30 p.m. yesterday.

Robert Widberg, 53, already a Level 2 registered sex offender, was formally charged with open and gross lewdness.

Innocent, etc.

By - 5/12/17 - 9:41 am

Brookline Police report a motorist who'd just parked on the inbound side of Beacon Street yesterday opened his door into the bike lane - and a bicyclist in the lane was unable to stop in time and rode into it. The driver was cited for failure to use safety when opening a door. The bicyclist was not hurt.