Beth Jones makes the case to bring public swimming back to the reservoir off Rte. 9 - which hasn't actually been used as a reservoir since the mid-1800s.
In 1995, the House of Compassion opened its doors taking in people living with HIV and AIDS to live in a welcoming home environment. The House now faces closure, with a looming 30,000 in debt threatening the homes of their ten residents. Find out more about the House of Compassion!
Including the ones in Charlestown, Brookline and Somerville and Arlington, the Globe reports.
The Boston Business Journal reports Brookline selectmen are asking the state legislature to grant them the right to issue 11 more liquor licenses because the town is currently plumb out.
That's the same basic situation in Boston, where city councilors mostly know there's no way in hell Beacon Hill would get anywhere near a request for more licenses, thanks to the efforts of... Read more
Anyone want to help get the MBTA to get rid of the closed door policy on the Green Line?
Checked and no one else had set up Facebook page so I did. Welcome any and all suggestions. It's only going to get worse when school starts in the fall.
Thanks.... Read more
Courts normally don't get involved in religious battles, but in a fight involving copyright law, a federal appeals court today ordered an Eastern Orthodox archbishop in Denver to stop posting online copies of the work of a Brookline monastery.
Wicked Local Brookline reports the arrest of Christopher Michael Levett on charges he's the guy who's been marking the town up for months with "Phop." Wicked Local reports a key break came when police talked to his ex-girlfriend, who allegedly broke up with him because he was spending all his nights scribbling in Brookline.
Even as police hunted Phop, the town's vigilante graffiti fighter... Read more
Wicked Local Brookline reports Brookline health officials are on the casing.
He's described as white, about 6' tall in his mid-20s, wearing a long-sleeve shirt with stripes and a white cap with the Patriots logo. He also had a tattoo on the right side of... Read more
"So, there's been some speculation about what to call you. What's your real name?"
"You couldn't pronounce it. No human can. Except that Boston mayor guy. I don't think he was trying to say my name, though. I'm not really sure what he was trying to say."
"No one ever... Read more
Ryan Schulteis at WHDH reports state wildlife officials say the bear somehow made it back east from where they brought him after he was captured on the Cape and are depositing him at an unspecified location even further west this time.
UPDATE: Around 9:30, environmental police shot the bear with a tranquilizer. He ran up the tree, then, after the drug took effect, fell out of the tree, to be carted away to someplace a bit more rural.
The wandering, ambling bear fell asleep... Read more