Brookline

By - 1/24/13 - 7:54 pm

BU Today reports Evan Holmes, 29, was arraigned in Brookline District Court today for one of the three muggings of BU students last Friday and Saturday.

By - 1/24/13 - 12:36 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports town leaders are tired of paying assessments to the county for services it doesn't use, such as road surveying.

In addition to saving the town money, the move, which would require approval by the state legislature, would remove a geographical oddity - Brookline is one of two towns in Norfolk County that are isolated from the rest of the county... Read more

By - 1/21/13 - 9:42 am

Trader Joe's suspects

Brookline Police have posted photos of two women they say are targeting other women in Coolidge Corner for some pickpocketing.

On Thursday, a woman had her credit card snatched at the Trader Joe's around 5:50 p.m. Just 19 minutes later, the two suspected thieves racked... Read more

By - 1/15/13 - 4:44 pm

Brookline Police tweet one of the thug Toms that had terrorized townsfolk was captured today after an officer shot it with a beanbag gun. Wicked Local Brookline reports, however, the beanbag injured the bird enough that it had to be euthanized, leaving police two more aggressive avians on which to perfect their beanbag technique.... Read more

By - 1/11/13 - 7:33 am

Lehane fans searching for his missing beagle say the town wants them to start taking down the hundreds of flyers they've put up with her picture, Wicked Local Brookline reports.

By - 1/10/13 - 1:08 pm

Track fire

Neville Williams took this photo of smoking Green Line tracks at Coolidge Corner around 12:40 p.m., around the time the T was issuing an alert about delays due to "fire department activity" in Coolidge Corner.... Read more

By - 1/7/13 - 5:27 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports the local constabulary showed up at the 1154 Boylston St. Starbucks on Saturday when an employee found a gun in the restroom:

The gun belonged to the cafe's owner, who accidentally left it there.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.... Read more

By - 1/1/13 - 1:00 pm

Stuck car in Brookline. Photo by MBTAWoman claimed her GPS made her drive on the C line. Photo by MBTA.

The Green Line has always stood apart from the other three T lines - and only partly because it's the only trolley line. Which other line... Read more

By - 12/25/12 - 8:27 pm

Missing TessaMissing Tessa

The writer writes tonight:

[O]ur recent and beloved rescue dog, Tessa, jumped the fence in Brookline and has been roaming through the wilds of Coolidge Corner for the last 24 hours. It's possible she's staying in some good Samaritan's home right now or has tucked herself away

... Read more
By - 12/20/12 - 7:56 am

Wanker ad

On the 86 took this photo of an ad at the Beaconsfield Green Line stop - across from where a Newton man is charged with pulling his pud in plain view earlier this month.... Read more

By - 12/19/12 - 9:24 am

MBTA Transit Police report arresting John Wintersteiner, 30, of Newton, on charges he masturbated at the Beaconsfield Green Line stop earlier this month to the shock of a woman on the other side of the tracks.

Wintersteiner, whom police said was dimed out via the T's anonymous tip line, will be arraigned in Brookline District Court today on a charge of open and... Read more

By - 12/17/12 - 12:49 pm

MBTA Transit Police have posted a photo of a guy they say bashed the bishop at Beaconsfield on the evening of Dec. 3 while a woman looked on in shock from the other side of the tracks.

By - 12/16/12 - 7:38 pm

Meet HappySpeedy.com, which delivers convenience-store stuff to you up to 2 a.m., if you live in the student-heavy sections of Boston, or Brookline, Newton Center, Newtonville or, of course, 02138 and 02139.

Via Boston Tweet.

By - 12/10/12 - 7:24 am

Masked man in Brookline

Brookline Police have released a couple of photos of the suspect in a Dec. 6 holdup of Mall Discount Liquors, 525 Harvard St.

The suspect entered liquor store at 525 Harvard St, Brookline and locked the door behind him. The suspect then pulled

... Read more
By - 12/8/12 - 10:25 am

Brookline Police have issued tips for residents on how to survive until the National Guard or Will Smith can be brought in to take care of "the three most hostile tom turkeys." Among the tips:

Don't Let Turkeys Intimidate You – Don't hesitate to scare or threaten a bold, aggressive turkey with loud noises, swatting with a broom or water sprayed from hose. A

... Read more
By - 12/7/12 - 7:33 am

WBZ reports residents now live in fear of the marauding poultry pack, which has tasted blood and shows no signs of ending its relentless attacks on the terrorized townsfolk. Town officials say their hands are currently tied by a state law that classifies the gobbling goons as "protected."

By - 12/4/12 - 10:19 pm

ClaytonA Boston woman used a knife to threaten passengers on an outbound Riverside trolley until she was removed by MBTA and Brookline Police at Brookline Hills last night, the T reports.

Transit Police say Madina Clayton, 52, sat across from a man on a trolley around 9:45 p.m. and took out... Read more

By - 11/30/12 - 8:23 am

Sinn Fein sticker in Coolidge Corner

Turlach MacDonagh says he was a bit startled to see this sticker the other day in Coolidge Corner, which he notes is "one of the least Irish parts of the Boston area."

Copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the... Read more

By - 11/29/12 - 7:55 am

Wicked Local Brookline reports on a fire on Washington Street - right next to the Washington Square firehouse.

By - 11/27/12 - 8:24 am

Dead train at Reservoir around 8 a.m. means no inbound service, natch. And no announcements on increasingly crowded platforms, either.

Some commuter-rail passengers didn't fare much better.

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