Brookline

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

By - 6/8/13 - 11:09 am

Masshole cabbie

Turlach MacDonagh spotted this Town Taxi cab on Beacon Street the other day:

Masshole parking for taxis 101. I didn't realize that you could use crosswalks for parking too! What great dual use. The killer is there was 3 free legit spots behind me.

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By - 6/7/13 - 8:23 am

Brookline Police tweet this morning:

Some of us will proudly be honoring #Nationaldonutday.

By - 6/7/13 - 8:18 am

Boston has Citizens Connect and Brookline has BrookONline - available for iOS and Android users.

And, hey, look, Brookline has its own issues with upside-down traffic cones.

By - 5/17/13 - 10:05 pm

Last month, the MBTA announced a contest in which anyone could design what could be the next MBTA map.

Transit Maps has not one, but two contest submissions posted for our viewing pleasure. While no submissions have been officially heralded by the MBTA at this time, it is clear that some very talented cartographers are partaking in the festivities.

The MBTA... Read more

By - 5/7/13 - 9:13 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports on an alarming spate of Brookline turkeys crashing their ways into people's homes:

The turkey crashed through the aluminum screen, the storm window, and an 1890s plate glass window, covering the floor with broken glass, and just a few drops of blood.

By - 5/2/13 - 3:14 pm

Brookline Police report that when an officer tried to stop a bicyclist riding the wrong way down School Street without a light after midnight yesterday, the bicyclist instead pedaled furiously away - only to fall off his bike at Harvard street. Then, when the officer caught up to him:

The cyclist picked up his bicycle and began to swing it in the direction of

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By - 4/21/13 - 12:02 pm

Brookline Police report he was one of theirs and was delivering the milk to a family in Watertown that needed it Friday but obviously couldn't get out of their house.

By - 4/19/13 - 2:39 pm

In response to a question about walking around Brighton and Brookline on Saturday, Boston city chaplain Yitzhak Aharon Korff writes:

The Rebbe was briefed by officials a little while ago -- they are hoping and anticipating that the lockdown will be lifted by the start of Shabbos, although the situation is extremely fluid and nothing is definite at this time, and in the absence of

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By - 3/30/13 - 9:52 am

Hammond Residential is offering a deeded parking space for only $55,000. It's in a nice lot, well lit, plowed in the winter and all, but, gosh, why is it so much cheaper than spaces in Back Bay and Beacon Hill - especially since "This is the ONLY PARKING FOR SALE IN BROOKLINE?" Makes you wonder what else is wrong with the town.... Read more

By - 3/26/13 - 5:14 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports police arrested two Roxbury residents on charges they shoplifted 19 packs of Orbit gum from a Coolidge Corner store. Fabulous.

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