Brookline

By - 8/30/14 - 10:21 am

The Boston Cyclists Union reports town officials are looking at raised "cycle tracks" for either side of the highway as it passes Washington Street:

Perhaps the most interesting feature of the design proposed by Tedrow and the Bike Union are the “floating bus stops.” The concept is common in Europe and it is included in the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide that many American

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By - 8/18/14 - 6:21 pm

Shortly before 5 p.m., Brookline Police reported:

Jogger at Brookline reservoir saves two babies whose stroller accidentally fell in. Babies taken to hospital to be checked.

By - 8/9/14 - 11:49 am

A water-main break at Crafts and Reservoir roads in Brookline means an impromptu geyser and water-pressure issues in the area, Brookline Police report.... Read more

By - 8/3/14 - 1:06 pm
Whole Foods yogurt cup

Label on a Whole Foods yogurt cup Knox says he bought last month.

A Brookline man who charges Whole Foods duped him into buying its 365 Everyday Value Plain Greek Yogurt by claiming it has far less sugar than it really does didn't just walk into his local Whole Foods demanding a refund - he filed a federal class-action lawsuit demanding the chain accurately label its yogurt and pay him, other purchasers and his lawyers millions of dollars... Read more

By - 7/29/14 - 5:03 pm

Easter Boston reports that Pepe's Pizza will replace the Fireplace with a new outlet the first of the year.

By - 7/21/14 - 1:57 pm

Clinton Blackburn doesn't follow the Red Sox and he's not much of a fan of the signs that Brookline's put up on certain streets about how people have to pay more for parking on game nights, such as the one on which he got a ticket while just trying to get some Chengdu dry hot chicken at Sichuan Gourmet:

“Red Sox parking available” doesn’t

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By - 7/1/14 - 10:22 pm
Brookline power out

Scott Eisen cooked a romantic dinner by candlelight tonight, not because he wanted to, but because the power is out - to 2,700 Nstar customers, as of 10:20 p.m.

Noah reports that, mysteriously, the power at the Trader Joe's remained on.

By - 6/26/14 - 2:37 pm
Brookline bank robber

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

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By - 6/24/14 - 3:24 pm

The Eastern Bank branch at 301 Harvard St., around 3 p.m.

By - 6/19/14 - 7:58 pm
Proposed Cleveland Circle project

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

By - 5/19/14 - 6:44 am

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.

By - 4/30/14 - 6:37 am

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

By - 4/27/14 - 7:33 pm
Stationery aisle at the new Wegmans

The one quiet place in all of Wegmans today: The greeting cards/stationery aisle.

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

By - 4/17/14 - 8:49 am

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

By - 4/15/14 - 3:20 pm

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.

By - 4/3/14 - 11:19 am

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?

Bridj says it's getting up to launch an alternative to the T that will feature limo buses with plush seats, "an attendant who can provide you... Read more

By - 4/1/14 - 5:40 pm

Alert New England reports:

Brookline MA: PD responding for an aggressive turkey in a yard on Tappan St. Caller states the bird has already attacked the neighbor.

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By - 4/1/14 - 3:17 pm

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?

By - 3/19/14 - 12:32 pm

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.

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