The MBTA says it's postponed a shutdown of the Riverside Line this weekend and will instead run trolleys as usual. Instead:
Buses will replace Green Line D branch trolleys between Reservoir and Riverside Stations in both directions next weekend, Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27, as scheduled.
Riptor reports from near the reservoir on Rte. 9:
SUV on route 9 westbound in Brookline completely stopped by a turkey pecking at its bumper.
Kelly O. spotted this Brookline turkey checking itself out in a mirror this morning.
Mike the roving UHub photographer reports from the Trader Joe's parking lot this afternoon:
Lady smashed into the black car repeatedly until it hit the building, then said she didn't know what happened. Parking is tight at TJ's but wow!
WCVB reports on the incident yesterday at 1371 Beacon St., near Coolidge Corner
Boston Restaurant Talk reports plans for a Brookline outlet of Vermont's Worthy Kitchen have fallen through.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the outbound Riverside Line because of a trolley that met its maker at Brookline Village.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that plans for a Friendly Toast in Coolidge Corner have fallen through.
This postcard, sometime from between 1930 and 1945, shows the Gulf "Super-Service Station" at 1309 Beacon St., in Coolidge Corner - where the Trader Joe's building and parking lot is today (and of course, then, as now, that was Brookline, not Boston).
Transit Police report arresting a Canton man for "conducting himself in a lewd manner" on a C Line trolley as it approached Coolidge Corner around 9:30 p.m. yesterday.
Robert Widberg, 53, already a Level 2 registered sex offender, was formally charged with open and gross lewdness.
Brookline Police report a motorist who'd just parked on the inbound side of Beacon Street yesterday opened his door into the bike lane - and a bicyclist in the lane was unable to stop in time and rode into it. The driver was cited for failure to use safety when opening a door. The bicyclist was not hurt.
Jed Hresko spotted this sign today.
State officials announced today they'll be shutting Commonwealth Avenue near the BU Bridge July 26 to Aug. 14 as they work to replace the increasingly creaky bridge where the street crosses over the turnpike and the tracks used by the Worcester Line and Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited service.
Paths will be kept open for pedestrians and bike riders, MassDOT announced today. Read more.
A Brookline company that has figured out how to beam mobile-phone ads at people in very specific geographic locations today agreed not to use the technology to target people sitting in Massachusetts health facilities. Read more.
Shortly before 5 p.m., as Katrina Demulling shows us, service halted on the C inbound due to a pair of turkeys that refused to yield the tracks to a trolley.
A tree that the wind helped convince to obey the law of gravity near Brookline Hills is causing "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line, the MBTA reports.