Brookline

By - 1/6/14 - 10:15 pm

Anthony Clark says that for the past year, he's gotten repeated calls from a Utah company that sells Mormon religious DVDs and that its computers keep calling him even though he's asked the company to knock it off.

Yesterday, Clark filed a federal lawsuit against Living Scriptures of Ogden, UT, demanding the company get its "automated telephone dialer system" to stop calling him - and to pay him $1,500 for each of the calls, of which he says he sometimes gets three a week.

By - 1/3/14 - 3:22 pm

The November Project is a group for people who want to exercise in the winter months - outside. Around 6 a.m., members congregated on Summit Avenue and shoveled random people's walks and driveways - then ran down the park at the top of the hill that gives the street its name.

Wicked Local Brookline has more.

H/t Brilliant Geeks.

By - 1/3/14 - 10:25 am
Thawing out the tracks

Ari Ofsevit watched as a T worker used a flamethrower to thaw out some track in Coolidge Corner around 8 a.m.

The T ran trolleys all night to keep the tracks clear; but that didn't help much on the B and D lines, which experienced major delays this morning due to trains that died.

By - 12/18/13 - 1:30 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports that, according to police, a visiting bicyclist from Jamaica Plain got upset at a motorist going around him on Washington Street, apparently because he was riding in the middle of the street to avoid just that sort of thing, so he caught up with her at a light and smashed her windshield with his bike lock. Police then arrested him.

By - 12/10/13 - 5:19 pm

Seems she didn't buy their story they were in her building to clean an apartment. Wicked Local Brookline reports the three women, who fled after the resident told them she was calling 911, were, in fact, there to clean an apartment.

By - 12/4/13 - 7:28 am

You get a delay! And you get a delay! And you get a delay!

Trains lapsed into unconsciousness on the Red Line and the C, D and E trolley lines. But the Orange Line saved the worst for last: A dead train at Ruggles that sat there for nearly 20 minutes before operators got the idea to get the train behind it to push it out of the way a little after 9 a.m.

Anna Lawless was on the pusher train:

After sitting outside Ruggles for 20 mins, we seem to be pushing the disabled train ahead of us.

By - 11/28/13 - 10:22 am
Turkey menace

Bostonography maps turkey sightings in the Boston area. You know what to do: Choose white AND dark meat today.

By - 11/20/13 - 2:27 pm

No more housing, Brookline says in suit against both the developer and the state agency that approved it, Wicked Local reports.

The apartment complex is split between South Brookline and West Roxbury; all of the new units would be on the Brookline side.

By - 11/8/13 - 3:41 pm

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.

Oh, by the way, the T is looking for riders to join a "customer opinion panel" to answer surveys every three months and get a chance to win a monthly LinkPass.

By - 11/5/13 - 8:16 pm

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:

By - 11/4/13 - 5:00 pm

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.

Maybe they'd drifted over from the North End.

By - 10/30/13 - 7:47 am
Crooked bus stop in Brookline

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 eyesore.

By - 10/28/13 - 7:56 am

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.

By - 10/23/13 - 12:48 pm

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.

By - 9/26/13 - 9:36 am

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 and dove in and was carried downstream according to the witness.

By - 9/19/13 - 3:46 pm

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:

By - 9/17/13 - 8:27 am

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 in Boston yesterday seeking at least $100,000 in damages for the money it says it lost over several years until it finally knuckled under and paid the $500 fee it says EIC demanded to give back the domain.

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