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By - 4/3/15 - 9:38 am
Missing from the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline

The Coolidge Corner Theatre reports somebody stole a photo off the wall of its basement lobby. But not just any photo:

The photo is of the graffiti artists from the movie WILD STYLE when they were here at the Coolidge decorating the alley wall, and is an important piece of our history. The picture is a color photo in a black frame with a white mat, about 20" x 22".

By - 3/29/15 - 3:37 pm
U-Haul driver smashes into Foley's Liquors in Brookline

DR happened upon the aftermath of a crash in which the driver of a U-Haul truck managed to plow into the front of Foley's Liquors on Cypress Street. No injuries, at least, he reports.

By - 3/26/15 - 8:26 pm

Brookline Police report arresting a former worker at Zaftigs on a charge of "photographing an unsuspecting nude person" for the camera found in the handicap restroom at the Harvard Street deli.

Police say Rogerio Sores-Fernandes, 38, of Allston, installed the camera in August of last year, when he worked at Zaftigs.

Sores-Fernandes was arraigned in Brookline District Court today after turning himself in, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By - 3/24/15 - 6:31 pm

Brookline Police report finding a camera installed in a restroom at Zaftig's on Harvard Street, after getting a tip yesterday from WFXT. Police add:

Upon arrival at the restaurant, police were informed by the restaurant management; they were not to talk to us and were directed to talk to their lawyer. Detectives have started an investigation. Based upon the tip and preliminary information that has been obtained, the incident happened a few months ago and an employee was involved who no longer works there.

By - 3/18/15 - 1:43 pm

An article on the warrant for the May 26 town meeting in Brookline calls on members to publicly reject the idea of a summer Olympics in 2024.

The article, proposed by Lee Biernbaum, starts:

Whereas: the Town of Brookline, surrounded on three sides and about 85% of its borders by Boston, was never consulted about hosting the 2024 Olympics before Boston2024's private bid was placed, proposing at least two events within our town ...

Biernbaum's proposal states concerns about taxpayers being stuck with override costs and the Olympics vacuuming money away from local non-profit groups. Also:

By - 3/17/15 - 9:58 pm
Exploded water main above Green Line in Brookline Hills

The Green Line's newest water feature.

Update, Wednesday, 6:20 a.m. The MBTA reports the D Line is back in service.

Grace Holley reports tonight from Brookline Hills, where a loud explosion shortly after 8:30 p.m. was followed by a torrential waterfall from a newly burst water main right above the tracks.

Normally I love water rides but this is a nightmare.

A second Green Line train approached waterfall but went into reverse and backed up, after a long wait.

Now police etc are on scene, lot of flooding on tracks. No more sparks. Right by Brookline Hills Station/Cypress St.

By - 3/9/15 - 3:11 pm

In Brookline, he might punch you if you try to stop him from shoplifting a muffin.

By - 2/23/15 - 4:25 pm
Car backs up onto Brookline library

Brookline Police posted a couple of photos of a car whose driver somehow managed to back it up onto the railings outside the Public Library of Brookline this afternoon. Police report no injuries.

By - 2/23/15 - 9:11 am
Lights out on Commonwealth Avenue at the BU Bridge

Jonathan Levitt give us a taste of the chaos around 9 when the lights went out on Comm. Ave. by the bridge.

By - 2/17/15 - 10:59 pm

Mike Sanders watched a plow-equipped trolley move through Coolidge Corner tonight.

By - 2/17/15 - 4:43 pm
Smoking Green Line trolley at Brookline Village

It's not usually a good sign when smoke starts pouring out of a trolley, as Emily shows us around 4:40 p.m.

She reports the train was evacuated. Brookline FD showed up and took care of whatever was causing the smoke and the T made preparations to have the train towed away (and shot?) so that service could resume.

Not long after, passengers had to get off an inbound Orange Line train at Mass. Ave. due to brake issues.

By - 2/17/15 - 8:36 am
Massive line for shuttle buses at Malden Center

See all those people? They're waiting for an Orange Line shuttle bus at Malden Center. "Shuttle bus line is MASSIVE!" Rich reports.

On the more frostbitten segments of the T today, riders slowly shuffled through long lines for shuttle buses. The luckier ones boarded one of the growing number of big charter buses the T has hired, such as these buses that Marta spotted at JFK/UMass for the ride to Quincy and Braintree:

By - 1/25/15 - 3:37 pm
Line at Trader Joe's in Brookline

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.

Meanwhile, up at the Chelsea Market Basket, Dan O'Brien found a store with check-out lines backing up into aisles - and not a single shopping cart to be had:

By - 1/12/15 - 5:11 pm

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.

By - 1/9/15 - 10:43 pm

Wicked Local Brookline gives us today's best unintentionally wonderful headline, at least for those of us who remember what Mark Mothersbaugh was doing before he began writing theme songs for Nickelodeon cartoons.

By - 1/3/15 - 11:58 am
Slit-screen view of MBTA Green Line trolley in Brookline

David Parsons used slit-scan photography to take this unusual view of a Green Line trolley on Beacon Street in Brookline.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/2/15 - 7:10 pm

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.

By - 1/1/15 - 7:34 pm

A basement fire erupted around noon at 114 Davis Ave. in Brookline. Firefighters rescued the woman from the first floor.

Stephen Walsh photographed the fire response.

By - 12/23/14 - 11:38 am

Brookline Police alert us that the town is lifting its famous overnight parking ban on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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