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 is between 9 and 5 - and thus impact the E Line enough to cause equipment shortages and delays.
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.
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:
Or visit the project Facebook page here:
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 are also looking to interview folks with stories to tell about the theater. Was your first date at the Circle? Work the concession stand in high school? See a memorable film there that has stayed with you ever since? We want to hear from you.
Turlach MacDonagh spotted this Town Taxi cab on Beacon Street the other day:
Brookline Police tweet this morning:
Some of us will proudly be honoring #Nationaldonutday.
Last month, the MBTA announced a contest in which anyone could design what could be the next MBTA map.
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.
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 the officer. The subject was placed under arrest for Disorderly Person and Resisting Arrest.
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.
In response to a question about walking around Brighton and Brookline on Saturday, Boston city chaplain Yitzhak Aharon Korff writes:
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.
Wicked Local Brookline reports police arrested two Roxbury residents on charges they shoplifted 19 packs of Orbit gum from a Coolidge Corner store. Fabulous.
Hell, no! Some people in North Brookline want Town Meeting to double fines for creating a public nuisance because those PoS students just can't shut up at 2 in the morning.
Specifically, he said people coming from the Commonwealth Avenue area back into the town seem to be causing the most ruckus.
Wicked Local Brookline reports on all the easement-type changes the cinema is seeking from Town Meeting to build a new screening room.
A little bit of the old Harper Valley PTA is erupting in Brookline, where Wicked Local reports a woman called police after one of her neighbors sent her a letter asking that "she close the blinds to several windows in her home." The resident informed police she found the letter insulting.