Brookline

By - 9/4/13 - 6:13 am

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.

MrBrookline posts a photo and reports the driver, a young woman, was pulled out of the wreckage with bad burns.

Mark Parkinson also photographed the remains of the vehicle.... Read more

By - 9/3/13 - 7:12 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports a terrified resident dialed 911 when she heard a gang of turkeys pecking at her windows:

She was concerned they would break the glass and get inside the house.

Because, you know, it's happened before.... Read more

By - 8/29/13 - 1:34 pm

Wicked Local Brookline takes the new double-paper cup out for a spin in advance of Brookline's impending ban on the old plastic cups:

Heat retention: This one performs about the same as standard paper cups, but what keeps the coffee a little hotter is the rotating lid.

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By - 8/28/13 - 12:39 pm

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

By - 8/23/13 - 3:08 pm

No, this isn't a flashback to last fall. Wicked Local Brookline reports on the robbery attempt early Thursday on Beacon Street. Brookline Police report:

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

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By - 8/23/13 - 1:53 pm

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

By - 8/20/13 - 11:09 am

Going nowhere fast in Coolidge Corner. Photo by Gina TomaineGoing nowhere fast in Coolidge Corner. Photo by Gina Tomaine.

Unfortunately, it was a regular trolley that slipped off its tracks at Coolidge Corner, around 10:30 a.m. The good... Read more

By - 8/17/13 - 8:24 am

Tinea reports the bicyclist seemed OK as she got in an ambulance after the collision not long after 1:30 a.m. at Harvard and Verndale streets.... Read more

By - 7/26/13 - 10:13 pm

House ablaze. Photo by Brookline PD.House ablaze. Photo by Brookline PD.

71 Spooner Rd.

The house - and the neighboring and older 81 Spooner - had been tied up in litigation for years, with neighbors fighting plans by its owner to carve... Read more

By - 7/25/13 - 1:14 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports on the hoops a local woman had to go through to get the town to let her do a public art project involving sidewalk chalk. Let's just say it was a good thing for her she has a friend who's a lawyer specializing in the First Amendment.

By - 7/15/13 - 11:38 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that prosecutors can order e-mail providers such as Google hand over the complete e-mail records of people under indictment - if they're being investigated for additional charges and under strict supervision to ensure they don't get a look at any messages between the defendants and their lawyers.

The ruling comes in the case of the owner and an employee... Read more

By - 7/8/13 - 3:18 pm

Wicked Local Brookline provides this item from the local police blotter:

A Juniper Street resident spotted a large iguana in a parking lot.

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By - 7/1/13 - 9:05 am

With MBTA management silent, what better way to get answers for the daily "E"xcuses than to ask an operator? It was brought to my attention that the elusive Huntington Ave construction is actually occurring somewhere on Route 9 in Brookline. The thought on the T's part is that this will cause traffic to back up all the way into Boston - even if it... Read more

By - 6/20/13 - 10:13 am

Riverside train has a smoking problem

Molly Fohn's commute this morning was interrupted at Brookline Hills when everybody was ordered off the train because of all that smoke from the train's brakes. Everyone escaped unhurt.... Read more

By - 6/20/13 - 7:32 am

The Brookline TAB published a story about our efforts to collect memories and photos of the Circle Cinemas and our hope to save the quirky CIRCLE sign from the landfill.

Read more here:
http://www.wickedlocal.com/brookline/features/x296...

Or visit the project Facebook page here:
https://www.facebook.com/LongLiveCircleCinema... Read more

By - 6/19/13 - 12:56 pm

We're writing here to announce a new project commemorating the Circle Cinema, which has been a Brighton landmark since 1940. The theater, and its iconic CIRCLE sign, are scheduled to meet the wrecking ball later this year.

We are a photographer and a sociologist who have teamed up to collect memories, photos, and opinions of the theater and its sign (positive, negative, indifferent). We... Read more

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