The Cambridge developer that wants to tear down the gas station and offices on the town line on Washington Street has submitted revised plans to the BRA that shrink the building from six to four floors - by reducing the number of units from 145 to 118 - and now plans to give tenants T passes for three months and a year's ZipCar membership to try to reduce the impact on local roads. Read more.
Wicked Local Brookline reports a resident dialed 911 after hearing a woman make "strange statements about JFK" (also note the items about an "aggressive" apple picker and the guy who came back to his car to find a new laptop in the back seat).
The Globe reports the crazed bird is chomping on people's houses, and residents squawk they wouldn't mind if the foul beast froze to death in the upcoming winter.
WBZ reports on the incident at the Harvard Avenue Anna's Taqueria Sunday night.
Brookline Police report an out-of-town woman was getting into her car on Marion Street near Coolidge Corner around 9:15 p.m. yesterday when a man jumped in her car:
The male forced her to drive to a close by ATM and withdraw a sum of money. The victim then drove the subject to the lower Beacon Street area by Park Drive. The male subject got out. The victim then drove to her home, in another community.
Wicked Local Poultryville reports:
A caller reported seeing a woman being chased by turkeys on Rawson Road ...
Brookline Police have been chronicling the arrival of Black Mass stars at the Coolidge Corner - and handling crowd control - this evening, for the movie's premiere.
Wicked Local Brookline (of course) reports a resident called 911 to report "vicious turkeys" on Lancaster Terrace near Beacon Street and that she "wanted them removed from Brookline."
Also check out the 911 calls about people pooping in buckets along the Muddy River and a woman who suspiciously tied some balloons to a parking meter.
Wicked Local Brookline reports a golfer at the Putterham course threatened to use one of his clubs on another golfter whose ball got too close to him (fourth item).
Brookline 911 call takers must love their jobs. Wicked Local Brookline reports:
Eliot Street resident called to report that all morning, they heard a bird, possibly a seagull or a goose, possibly on the playground.
Once, in days of yore, you could drive down Walbridge Street in Allston and just cross the town line and behold, you would find yourself on Columbia Street in Brookline. Read more.
The T is reporting some ish on the C Line, where an inbound trolley eased into eternal slumber at Summit Avenue just a tad before 8 a.m.
Outbound riders on the Riverside Line had to board buses for the ride between Reservoir and Riverside this morning due to your basic generic "power" problems. The T says it's fixed now.
A Braintree train pulled into JFK/UMass and then just sat there because the doors refused to open. Finally, workers figured out how to get people off the train.
Meanwhile, Josh Jacobs reports from a daisy-pushing trolley just past Longwood on the Riverside Line:
This ride on D line trolley 3603 is The Braking of the Riverside 1-0-3 (A.M. at this rate).
OK now someone playing Star Trek opening theme and totally trolling.
A tree limb that obeyed the law of gravity right onto the overhead power lines at Brookline Hills is causing all sorts of grief on the Riverside Line this morning.
Deirdre reports that her trolley stopped at Beaconsfield and the driver urged people to walk over to the C Line.