The writer writes tonight:
[O]ur recent and beloved rescue dog, Tessa, jumped the fence in Brookline and has been roaming through the wilds of Coolidge Corner for the last 24 hours. It's possible she's staying in some good Samaritan's home right now or has tucked herself away on a porch. But if anyone sees her or knows of her whereabouts, please reach out to this page. Here's a picture of her. She's smart, fast, and immeasurably sweet. She doesn't have a mean bone in her body. She's micro-chipped, but her tags were off when she was let out into the yard. Naming of character in the next book for anyone who gets her back to us! (No, really!) Again--Tessa, black-and-tan Beagle, 24 hours on the lam, sweet as all hell. Thank you!
MBTA Transit Police report arresting John Wintersteiner, 30, of Newton, on charges he masturbated at the Beaconsfield Green Line stop earlier this month to the shock of a woman on the other side of the tracks.
Wintersteiner, whom police said was dimed out via the T's anonymous tip line, will be arraigned in Brookline District Court today on a charge of open and gross lewdness, following his arrest at his home this morning.
MBTA Transit Police have posted a photo of a guy they say bashed the bishop at Beaconsfield on the evening of Dec. 3 while a woman looked on in shock from the other side of the tracks.
Brookline Police have released a couple of photos of the suspect in a Dec. 6 holdup of Mall Discount Liquors, 525 Harvard St.
The suspect entered liquor store at 525 Harvard St, Brookline and locked the door behind him. The suspect then pulled a black semi-auto firearm from the front waistband of his jeans and robbed the store. The suspect brought in a white plastic bag that was used to hold the cash. After obtaining the cash, suspect placed the firearm back in his front waistband and fled the store. The suspect appears to be a White or light skinned Hispanic male, approximately 5'07", medium build, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, a black baseball cap, a black ski mask covering the lower half of his face, gray jeans (tattered on the bottom rear of the legs) and black sneakers. The suspect turned right after leaving the store, possibly crossing Harvard St or heading towards Allston.
Brookline Police have issued tips for residents on how to survive until the National Guard or Will Smith can be brought in to take care of "the three most hostile tom turkeys." Among the tips:
Don't Let Turkeys Intimidate You – Don't hesitate to scare or threaten a bold, aggressive turkey with loud noises, swatting with a broom or water sprayed from hose. A dog on a leash is also an effective deterrent. ...
Cover Windows or Other Reflective Objects – If a turkey is pecking at a shiny object such as a vehicle or window, cover or otherwise disguise the object. Harass the bird by chasing it, squirting with a hose or other means of aggression.
Naturally, Angry Brookline Turkey is now pecking out updates on Twitter.
Via Follow Me Here.
WBZ reports residents now live in fear of the marauding poultry pack, which has tasted blood and shows no signs of ending its relentless attacks on the terrorized townsfolk. Town officials say their hands are currently tied by a state law that classifies the gobbling goons as "protected."
A Boston woman used a knife to threaten passengers on an outbound Riverside trolley until she was removed by MBTA and Brookline Police at Brookline Hills last night, the T reports.
Transit Police say Madina Clayton, 52, sat across from a man on a trolley around 9:45 p.m. and took out a folding knife, which she began opening and closing while staring at him:
The victim became uncomfortable and stood up to change seats, Clayton also got up from her seat pointed the knife at the victim and stated "Are you looking at this M***** *****R !" Another witness stated Clayton attempted to engage another male (separate from above) in conversation, when the male got up to change seats Clayton followed him with the knife opened. Other witnesses stated Clayton "haphazardly" swung the knife at yet another male victim as he was disemabrking the trolley.
Wicked Local Brookline reports on a fire on Washington Street - right next to the Washington Square firehouse.
Dead train at Reservoir around 8 a.m. means no inbound service, natch. And no announcements on increasingly crowded platforms, either.
Some commuter-rail passengers didn't fare much better.
In addition to Styrofoam, the town's up and banned plastic bags.
If they really want to do something for the environment, though, they should ban those metal twist ties that Barbie and Polly Pocket dolls and accessories come ensnared in.
Ed. note: For those of you without pop-culture specialists in your house, listen to the first line of Firework.
John Carroll reports that when Brookline's ban on styrofoam food containers goes into effect, he'll just start buying his medium Dunkin' Donuts coffee elsewhere:
The hardworking staff has no kids so, to be honest, we don’t care as much as Brookline goo-goos might about the environmental effects of styrofoam. Add to that, the Dunkin’ Donuts medium coffee cup stands as one of the design triumphs of our era.
Court rules you can write about a company without getting its permission and that Google users aren't stupidBy adamg - 10/18/12 - 11:09 am
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today tossed a former Chinese dissident's trademark suit against a non-profit group that uses the Web to promote a video that is critical of her actions in Beijing in 1989.
In a 2-1 decision, the court said the Long Bow Group, of Brookline, was not trying to confuse people into thinking it was sponsored or in any way affiliated with Jenzabar, a software company founded by Ling Chai and that it has a right to write about Chai and her company, especially since earlier defamation claims were dismissed.
Taquari Milton, 17, of Roxbury, and a second teen too young to be publicly named, were charged with two counts of armed robbery, for incidents on Sept. 25 and Oct. 5. They are scheduled for arraignment Monday in Brookline District Court, police say, adding the younger teen turned himself in.
BU Today reports the suspect, not named because of his age, turned himself into Brookline Police around 5 p.m. and is being charged with two counts of armed robbery.
Boston University is announcing a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the teens responsible for four armed holdups in Brookline near the Boston line over the past couple of weeks.
Based on police reports, there has been a pattern here. However, last night's robbery took place on our campus. This brings the problem home, and it dramatically elevates our concern for the safety of our community. While the police are doing an excellent job, it became clear to us that it was time for the institution to enhance its support of the investigation.
Work officially began today on a project to restore the Muddy River to something closer to what Olmsted might recognize - and to reduce the odds of another devastating flood along the normally placid series of brooks and ponds at the heart of the Emerald Necklace.
Officials said the first phase of the project, which will last three years and cost $31 million, will involve dredging current channels, replacing some culverts with larger pipes or opening them back up as streams and moving some nearby roads.
Boston University Police alerted students tonight that a BU student was held up around 8:40 p.m. in the driveway of 808 Commonwealth Ave.
Her attackers were described as two young black men in hoodies, one with a gun. The previous three attacks, all in the same general area of Brookline just past the Boston line, involved three young black males - one estimated to be just 13.
Boston University Police have sent out an alert that somebody was robbed at gunpoint by three teens around 5:15 p.m. at St. Paul and Thatcher streets in Brookline - not far from where BU students were robbed at gunpoint last month.
The suspects are described as black and between the ages of 13 and 18. One had a gun. All wore sweatshirts, one white, one gray, one red, BU Police say.
Brookline Police report the victim, "a recent college graduate," was not physically harmed.
Molly K. asks for alternatives to the Coolidge Corner eatery.
The Daily Free Press reports three students were robbed around 5 p.m. on Tuesday in the area of Egmont and St. Paul streets, by three black men in their 20s with a gun. The robbery comes after two other students were robbed at gunpoint early on Sunday near Thorndike Street.