UPDATE: Another Red Line train died at Harvard around 5 p.m. Of course.
There's a dead trolley on the Riverside Line and an Orange Line train was emptied at Community College around 3:30 p.m.
Brookline Police report that around 2:45 p.m. today, Animal Control Officer Pierre Verrier was dispatched to Short Street to deal with one of the town's notorious terror turkeys:
As the officer was existing the vehicle the vehicle started to roll backwards down Short Street towards Beacon. The vehicle knocked the officer to the ground; he was able to radio for help. Officers responded, saw... Read more
Two concerning items this week in the Wicked Good Brookline police blotter. First, somebody called 911 to report a growing problem with people walking down the sidewalk bumping into other people. Then on Friday, police had to respond to an orange menace:
Fifteen elementary-school-aged children were in Clark Playground tossing pumpkins.
Today, we visit Brookline, where a concerned citizen is very annoyed by a new bus shelter on Harvard Street:
The new bus shelter in front of Wlagreens at 99 Harvard St is totally crooked. It is because the sidewalk begins to slope upward there, but that could have been compensated for when installing it. I'm hoping it can be fixed, since it is an... Read more
The deceased train is at Harvard; platforms at other stations are filling rapidly.
Green Line trolleys, meanwhile, died at Coolidge Corner and near Copley Square.
Take, for example, this story about a couple who need to replace their home's siding, which requires turning off power to the Riverside Line, which in turn has infuriated some neighbors worried about being unable to get to sleep.
Brookline Police report a woman getting into her car on Brookline Avenue near Parkway Road after work Monday night was set upon by a highwayman, who grabbed her from behind and tried to pull her in the direction of the nearby Muddy River:
At this point, a passing motorist stopped his vehicle and attempted to assist the victim. The suspect fled towards the river... Read more
Wicked Local Brookline alerts us of the latest menace to befall the paramecium-shaped town: An online room-reservation system called Airbnb that one North Brookline homeowner used to rent out a bunch of rooms in her $1.6-million house - without getting the required lodging-house license. Which nearby residents probably would have fought, because as one resident quoted by Wicked Local said:
We don't want to... Read more
Village Pizza House of Brookline Village says when it decided to change Web-design firms, it learned the old one had taken control of its domain name and then not only refused to give it up, but changed it to harm the pizza place's business.
Now the pizza place wants a slice out of EIC of New York: It filed a lawsuit in US District Court... Read more
Updated to reflect fact it wasn't a cab.
Around 4:30 a.m., Rachel Chernick reported being awoken by "a deafening crash sound" and the sight of a car in flames in Washington Square.
Wicked Local Brookline reports on the local constabulary's semi-annual crime report, which includes the fact that one of the two times police had to fire a weapon in the first half of this year involved shooting a turkey with a shotgun - back when the tasty terrors were even more terrible than usual.... Read more
While walking home he was pushed to the ground by an assailant who then tried to take the victim's cell phone and money. The victim struggled with the suspect, who then fled on foot down Beacon St. The... Read more
Wicked Local Brookline continues its coverage of the fowl menace confronting Brookline in these dark (meat) days, with two reports on the two-bit turkey thugs terrorizing the town: In the first, police responded to a report of a turkey on one street only to find it on another, being fed by a resident (Wicked Local does not specify if this was after midnight). In... Read more
Unfortunately, it was a regular trolley that slipped off its tracks at Coolidge Corner, around 10:30 a.m. The good... Read more