Brookline Police report they are looking for a polite gunman who likes to hold up banks on Harvard Street.
On Tuesday, police report, he walked into the Eastern Bank branch at 301 Harvard St. with a gun:
Suspect showed a note, stated he had a gun and demanded cash. He then displayed a black handgun, banged it on the counter, pointed it in the... Read more
The Eastern Bank branch at 301 Harvard St., around 3 p.m.
The BRA gave its approval today to an $85-million project to replace the old Circle Cinema complex and the Applebee's in Cleveland Circle with a 162-room hotel and 92 units of mostly luxury housing.
The Boston Development Group has worked with - and often battled - residents for more than three years. Brookline has created a hotel "overlay" zone for the part of the project... Read more
Last year, Leah Cypess and her three kids visited all the playgrounds of Brookline, plus many in surrounding Boston neighborhoods. She wrote reviews of each one.
Some 2,000 police officers, firefighters and EMTs will converge on several locations in the area this weekend for simulated "public safety incidents" that could include sirens and the sound of gunfire, the mayor's office reports.
Among the incidents, between 9 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday: An "active shooter" in Brookline; a rescue of "hostage" elected officials in Boston; a bomb on the T, an... Read more
If you've ever been to the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury, you know they have a pretty impressive selection of ready-to-go meals, cheeses and the like.
There's a new ready-to-go supermarket in town, and it makes Roche Bros. and the newish Star Market in Chestnut Hill, which has its own food-to-go area, look like little delis. Take what you're used to at those stores and... Read more
Transit Police report charging Alexander Frank, 21, of Framingham, with committing self service while staring at the woman sitting next to him on an inbound D Line trolley around 9:45 a.m. on April 8.
The woman exited at Longwood; Frank did not get off there.
Police say detectives nabbed Frank yesterday at Riverside station. He's scheduled for arraignment today in Newton District Court on... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports the BRA has withdrawn the proposed mixed-use development from its agenda this week, with one official saying this is to try to reach a compromise with neighbors over the height of the buildings.
Ed. note: I'm still not 100% convinced this is not a left-over April Fool's joke. But I learned about it through an ad in my Facebook news feed last night, and who actually spends money on a prank?
A roving UHub correspondent noticed a new sign on a storefront undergoing renovation at 202 Harvard St. (near Rte. 9) in Brookline Village this morning as her 66 bus roared past:
Coming Soon - Todd English's Toast!
Alas, the sign was gone by the time I managed to get there around 2:30. Anybody else get a photo?
Wicked Local Brookline reports selectmen put off a vote on letting a Peet's replace the Starbucks on Rte. 9 in Chestnut Hill after neighbors complained Starbucks customers were slobby bad drivers and selectmen decided they wanted the landlord to explain how he will keep the Peet's from replicating the mistakes of the Starbucks.
Team Brookline has 42 runners, 4 charitable causesâ€¦
and advice from its own mental health expert.
Everyone who ran in, attended, watched, supported the Marathon last year keenly felt the effects of the day and what followed. For many of us, those feelings will come flooding back this year on April 21. But runners training for this yearâ€™s Boston Marathon are deep into that... Read more
WBZ reports on an incident last night in a building on Beacon Street.
A man who says a large pavement "rut" caused him to tumble off his bicycle in Brookline is plumb out of luck trying to get somebody to pay for his injuries, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today.
Tom Filepp sued what is now National Grid over injuries he says he incurred in 2005 when he tumbled off his bicycle due to a two-inch gap in... Read more
Guess which one: "A man reported that his children were being chased by turkeys on Sumner Road."
The man then punched her, police say, adding:
When the victim screamed a nearby dog walkers in Knyvet Park came to her aid. The suspect ran around the corner to a waiting... Read more
Anyone know where I can possibly buy a single bottle of Spencer Trappist Ale in Boston/Brookline?
Photo of single bottle by Chris Borger, who writes: "It's real - and it's good! That beer is sitting on my dining room table. It holds its own against the other Trappist ales. I picked it up... Read more