Brookline

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

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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

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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.

By - 11/15/12 - 10:14 am

In addition to Styrofoam, the town's up and banned plastic bags.

If they really want to do something for the environment, though, they should ban those metal twist ties that Barbie and Polly Pocket dolls and accessories come ensnared in.

Ed. note: For those of you without pop-culture specialists in your house, listen to the first line of Firework.... Read more

By - 11/15/12 - 5:49 am

John Carroll reports that when Brookline's ban on styrofoam food containers goes into effect, he'll just start buying his medium Dunkin' Donuts coffee elsewhere:

The hardworking staff has no kids so, to be honest, we don’t care as much as Brookline goo-goos might about the environmental effects of styrofoam. Add to that, the Dunkin’ Donuts medium coffee cup stands as one of the design

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By - 10/18/12 - 11:09 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today tossed a former Chinese dissident's trademark suit against a non-profit group that uses the Web to promote a video that is critical of her actions in Beijing in 1989.

In a 2-1 decision, the court said the Long Bow Group, of Brookline, was not trying to confuse people into thinking it was sponsored or in any way affiliated with... Read more

By - 10/12/12 - 6:29 pm

Brookline Police report arresting two more teens for the four armed holdups near the BU campus over the past couple of weeks.

Taquari Milton, 17, of Roxbury, and a second teen too young to be publicly named, were charged with two counts of armed robbery, for incidents on Sept. 25 and Oct. 5. They are scheduled for arraignment Monday in Brookline District Court,... Read more

By - 10/11/12 - 7:17 pm

BU Today reports the suspect, not named because of his age, turned himself into Brookline Police around 5 p.m. and is being charged with two counts of armed robbery.

By - 10/10/12 - 5:00 pm

Suspects.

Boston University is announcing a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the teens responsible for four armed holdups in Brookline near the Boston line over the past couple of weeks.

Based on police reports, there has been a pattern here. However, last night's robbery took

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By - 10/10/12 - 4:41 pm

Dukakis at groundbreakingDukakis at groundbreakingWork officially began today on a project to restore the Muddy River to something closer to what Olmsted might recognize - and to reduce the odds of another devastating flood along the normally placid series of brooks and ponds at the... Read more

By - 10/9/12 - 9:50 pm

Alert broadcast on BU cable system tonight. Photo by Ana Maria Pulgarin.Alert broadcast on BU cable system tonight. Photo by Ana Maria Pulgarin.

Boston University Police alerted students tonight that a BU student was held up around 8:40 p.m. in... Read more

By - 10/5/12 - 6:05 pm

Boston University Police have sent out an alert that somebody was robbed at gunpoint by three teens around 5:15 p.m. at St. Paul and Thatcher streets in Brookline - not far from where BU students were robbed at gunpoint last month.

The suspects are described as black and between the ages of 13 and 18. One had a gun. All wore sweatshirts, one white,... Read more

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