Brookline

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 - 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.

By - 12/23/14 - 10:30 am
Cop shoos Brookline turkeys away with a hockey stick

It has come to this: Brookline Police apparently now have to stock their cruisers with hockey sticks to keep the town's poultry punks under control. Science-fiction writer and elected town official Michael A. Burstein captured the tense moment Monday morning at Sumner and Blake streets. No word if the Boston cruiser was there for extra firepower, just in case.... Read more

By - 12/16/14 - 11:38 am

Wicked Local Brookline reports a resident called 911 to report somebody at the door just repeatedly ringing the doorbell. When police arrived, they discovered the culprit was the resident's father (last item).

By - 12/9/14 - 4:47 pm

A Harvard Business School professor goes nuclear - he's still considering whether to sue - when a Chinese restaurant in Brookline overcharges him by $4.

By - 11/21/14 - 6:04 pm

Wicked Local Brookline prints a missive from a Brookline resident who demands his or her town be made safe from its menacing thug turkeys:

WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR A PERSON TO BE INJURED OR KILLED BEFORE TAKING ACTION TO REMOVE THE TURKEYS FROM OUR MIDST.

Also, reporters need to stop treating this whole thing like a big joke.... Read more

By - 11/19/14 - 8:18 am

Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Metropolitan Methodios, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston, and the Reverend Laura E. Everett, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, last night issued a statement on the murder of five people at a Jerusalem synagogue, which included a rabbi from the Boston area:

The senseless killing of people in any place must always be denounced, but that these brutal

... Read more
By - 11/18/14 - 9:47 am

WCVB reports on the death of Rabbi Moshe Twersky in the attack.

By - 11/15/14 - 7:59 pm

"They started chasing me into the street and I screamed for help." WHDH reports on "Wild turkeys terrorizing the streets of Brookline." Of course.

By - 11/13/14 - 11:28 pm

WBZ reports school officials took action after parents complained.

By - 11/2/14 - 10:17 pm
Golden Temple vehicle collides with trolley

Around 9 p.m., the driver of a Golden Temple delivery vehicle proved unable to gau around a trolley in Washington Square, Brookline. The two vehicles were still there 30 minutes later when Joe Ranft arrived on scene. Rachel Chernick reports:

Driver side bashed up but seems fine.

Naturally, the collision brought C Line service to a halt, but T inspectors used their noodles... Read more

By - 10/9/14 - 8:15 am
Brookline bank robbery suspect

Nice hat.

Brookline Police report they are looking for a scruffy-bearded 20something for two bank holdups near the Allston line on Tuesday.

Police say the man, about 5'5" with reddish brown hair, held up the Santander Bank branch at 487 Harvard St. and stuck up the Metro Credit Union branch at 922 Commonwealth Ave.

In both cases, he gave a teller a note... Read more

By - 9/30/14 - 7:20 pm

Wicked Local Brookline alerts us (last item) that six poultry punks ganged up on a postal worker the other day.

By - 9/28/14 - 8:19 pm

Update, 9:15 p.m. NStar reports more than 2,500 customers in Boston and Brookline have no power.

An NStar transformer in an underground vault along Beacon Street self-immolated shortly before 8 p.m., plunging many of the blocks around into darkness. Power in both Boston and Brookline was affected; fire officials refrained from exclaiming "oy, the vault!" but they were probably thinking it.

The outage... Read more

By - 9/20/14 - 7:20 pm

We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.

The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were... Read more

By - 9/18/14 - 4:06 pm

Remember when the Fireplace was going to close and be replaced by Pepe's Pizza of New Haven?

Well, there's been a change of plans ...

Via Lori B.

By - 9/17/14 - 11:52 am

Brookline Police tweeted this morning:

Feedback welcome, should we allow cyclists to use Idaho Stop's? Not at all? Perhaps during heavy commuter hours? Certain roads?

Idaho Stop.

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