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


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

By - 10/2/12 - 1:59 pm

Molly K. asks for alternatives to the Coolidge Corner eatery.

By - 9/26/12 - 6:46 am

The Daily Free Press reports three students were robbed around 5 p.m. on Tuesday in the area of Egmont and St. Paul streets, by three black men in their 20s with a gun. The robbery comes after two other students were robbed at gunpoint early on Sunday near Thorndike Street.

By - 9/25/12 - 7:25 am

WBZ reports two BU students were robbed on Thorndike Street off Comm. Ave. in Brookline early Sunday by guys who asked them what time it was. When the student pulled out their phones to see, the muggers pulled out a gun.

By - 9/24/12 - 10:28 am

Car with lashes

Turlach MacDonagh spotted a Smart Car with wicked big lashes in Coolidge Corner yesterday.

Copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 9/21/12 - 10:08 am

O'NeilMBTA Transit Police say Robert O'Neil's pants were not bulging early this morning because he was happy to see them, but because they were stuffed with a "large pair of cable cutters" he'd allegedly used to snip and try to remove Green Line signal wires running along the tracks at the... Read more

By - 9/14/12 - 7:44 am

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.

By - 9/5/12 - 6:49 pm

Paul Holleran asks:

Anyone know what the medium sized yellow flying bugs that has infested Longwood and Brookline? It's like they are attacking.

Stephanie E adds:

They're everywhere! One of them tried flying up my nose today (in Cambridge).

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