The MBTA reports this morning it's turned on countdown clocks at all the Riverside Line stops in Brookline.
Boston cops have surrounded a 66 bus in Brookline Village, where they are offloading several teens who allegedly ran through Marty's on North Beacon Street stealing bottles of vodka and Hennessy - and searching for the bottles.
The Night Ridah, who is at the scene, says the kids don't appear to be more than 14.
Wicked Local Brookline reports (last item):
A caller reported an aggressive turkey followed her until a good Samaritan let her onto a porch to wait it out on Mason Terrace.
Because at least the turkeys don't urinate all over your laundry-room floor.
Wicked Local Brookline reports a repairman from Roslindale is charged with doing just that and rummaging around the cabinets while using his customer's clothes to mop up his micturition - after which he allegedly stole her husband's Red Sox tickets.
Wicked Local Brookline reports:
A Gardner Road resident called to report several turkeys were at her door.
Brookline Police report a man not worried has exposed himself six times to women on streets south of the BU campus roughly between Babcock and Pleasant streets since early January.
Two occurred on January 5th, one on January 20th, three on April 5th. The incidents have occurred in the north Brookline area. We believe these incidents are related, they happened In the vicinity of Babcock Street, Pleasant Street, Freeman Streets and James Street.
Grace Holley shows us the cascade of water now pouring onto the Riverside Line from a burst water main on an overpass at Brookline Hills - just like the cascade of water that poured onto the Riverside Line from a burst water main on an overpass at Brookline Hills on March 17.
Needless to say, nobody on the Riverside Line is going anywhere fast. Or at all.
The Coolidge Corner Theatre reports somebody stole a photo off the wall of its basement lobby. But not just any photo:
The photo is of the graffiti artists from the movie WILD STYLE when they were here at the Coolidge decorating the alley wall, and is an important piece of our history. The picture is a color photo in a black frame with a white mat, about 20" x 22".
Brookline Police report arresting a former worker at Zaftigs on a charge of "photographing an unsuspecting nude person" for the camera found in the handicap restroom at the Harvard Street deli.
Police say Rogerio Sores-Fernandes, 38, of Allston, installed the camera in August of last year, when he worked at Zaftigs.
Sores-Fernandes was arraigned in Brookline District Court today after turning himself in, police say.
Brookline Police report finding a camera installed in a restroom at Zaftig's on Harvard Street, after getting a tip yesterday from WFXT. Police add:
Upon arrival at the restaurant, police were informed by the restaurant management; they were not to talk to us and were directed to talk to their lawyer. Detectives have started an investigation. Based upon the tip and preliminary information that has been obtained, the incident happened a few months ago and an employee was involved who no longer works there.
An article on the warrant for the May 26 town meeting in Brookline calls on members to publicly reject the idea of a summer Olympics in 2024.
The article, proposed by Lee Biernbaum, starts:
Whereas: the Town of Brookline, surrounded on three sides and about 85% of its borders by Boston, was never consulted about hosting the 2024 Olympics before Boston2024's private bid was placed, proposing at least two events within our town ...
Biernbaum's proposal states concerns about taxpayers being stuck with override costs and the Olympics vacuuming money away from local non-profit groups. Also:
Update, Wednesday, 6:20 a.m. The MBTA reports the D Line is back in service.
Grace Holley reports tonight from Brookline Hills, where a loud explosion shortly after 8:30 p.m. was followed by a torrential waterfall from a newly burst water main right above the tracks.
Normally I love water rides but this is a nightmare.
A second Green Line train approached waterfall but went into reverse and backed up, after a long wait.
Now police etc are on scene, lot of flooding on tracks. No more sparks. Right by Brookline Hills Station/Cypress St.
In Brookline, he might punch you if you try to stop him from shoplifting a muffin.
Brookline Police posted a couple of photos of a car whose driver somehow managed to back it up onto the railings outside the Public Library of Brookline this afternoon. Police report no injuries.
Jonathan Levitt give us a taste of the chaos around 9 when the lights went out on Comm. Ave. by the bridge.