By - 7/25/15 - 9:47 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports that late one recent night, a resident dialed 911 to report "a group of people playing badminton."

By - 7/23/15 - 7:08 pm

Catherine N reported at 6:45 p.m. she was on a dead outbound C trolley in the tunnel between Kenmore and St. Mary. There was another fjord-pining trolley on the B line.

By - 7/15/15 - 12:10 pm

The Library of the Royal Irish Academy wants to identify the people in the photograph below. Please contact the Library if you recognize any of the subjects. The Library can be reached via Twitter @Library_RIA, or by email at, citing "8 May Photo Query Tweet."

If more information regarding the location, subjects, time, et cetera, of the photograph become available, I will update this post.

By - 7/4/15 - 8:16 pm
King and

King (l) and Ellis. Photos by Lawrence PD.

Cambridge and Lawrence Police report the arrest of two adults and two teens for an armed-robbery spree early yesterday that started in Brookline and Boston, moved to Cambridge and then ended in Lawrence, where police managed to catch them. Read more.

By - 7/3/15 - 9:52 pm

Brookline Police report two men skateboarding in the area of St. Paul and Dummer streets around 2:15 a.m. were robbed at gunpoint - and one pistol whipped - by men matching the description of attackers later in the morning in Cambridge and Boston. Read more.

By - 6/29/15 - 7:51 pm
Missing snake in Brookline

Penelope, is that you?

Brookline Police ask:

Missing a snake? Found on Pond Av today, taken to Boston shelter. Believed to be someone's healthy pet

H/t Steve Annear.

By - 6/4/15 - 9:05 am

At 8:35 a.m., Patrick Schmid reported:

Here's a first. Stuck on the MBTA Green Line because turkeys are on the track.

Read more.

By - 5/29/15 - 12:03 am

Michael Burstein reports Brookline Town Meeting voted 111-46-7 for a resolution opposing the 2024 Olympics.

Wicked Local Brookline reports Town Meeting members were especially concerned about the potential hit on taxpayers from the games.

By - 5/19/15 - 6:55 pm

In Brookline (last item), needless to say.

By - 5/16/15 - 8:33 am

Boston College sent out this alert this morning:

BC Alert. Missing BC junior Stephen Ziska has returned home safely to his family. Boston College thanks the community and Brookline Police for their assistance.

Brookline Police add: Read more.

By - 5/11/15 - 9:03 am
Countdown clock at Longwood on the Riverside Line

Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA reports this morning it's turned on countdown clocks at all the Riverside Line stops in Brookline.

By - 5/9/15 - 10:15 pm

Boston cops have surrounded a 66 bus in Brookline Village, where they are offloading several teens who allegedly ran through Marty's on North Beacon Street stealing bottles of vodka and Hennessy - and searching for the bottles.

The Night Ridah, who is at the scene, says the kids don't appear to be more than 14.

By - 5/9/15 - 9:37 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports (last item):

A caller reported an aggressive turkey followed her until a good Samaritan let her onto a porch to wait it out on Mason Terrace.

By - 5/6/15 - 5:28 pm

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports the for-profit school's parent company just isn't seeing enough profit in art education these days; will slowly close institute as students graduate its classes, rather than just shutting immediately.

H/t Dale Cruise.

By - 5/5/15 - 3:08 pm

Brookline Police report a man flashed two women in separate incidents Monday in the area of Pleasant and Browne streets - in the same general area as a string of exposings earlier this year. Read more.

By - 4/27/15 - 1:19 pm

Because at least the turkeys don't urinate all over your laundry-room floor.

Wicked Local Brookline reports a repairman from Roslindale is charged with doing just that and rummaging around the cabinets while using his customer's clothes to mop up his micturition - after which he allegedly stole her husband's Red Sox tickets.

By - 4/20/15 - 8:49 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports:

A Gardner Road resident called to report several turkeys were at her door.

By - 4/7/15 - 4:01 pm

Brookline Police report a man not worried has exposed himself six times to women on streets south of the BU campus roughly between Babcock and Pleasant streets since early January.

Two occurred on January 5th, one on January 20th, three on April 5th. The incidents have occurred in the north Brookline area. We believe these incidents are related, they happened In the vicinity of Babcock Street, Pleasant Street, Freeman Streets and James Street.

By - 4/3/15 - 5:38 pm
Burst water main floods Green Line in Brookline Hills

Grace Holley shows us the cascade of water now pouring onto the Riverside Line from a burst water main on an overpass at Brookline Hills - just like the cascade of water that poured onto the Riverside Line from a burst water main on an overpass at Brookline Hills on March 17.

Needless to say, nobody on the Riverside Line is going anywhere fast. Or at all.

By - 4/3/15 - 9:38 am
Missing from the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline

The Coolidge Corner Theatre reports somebody stole a photo off the wall of its basement lobby. But not just any photo:

The photo is of the graffiti artists from the movie WILD STYLE when they were here at the Coolidge decorating the alley wall, and is an important piece of our history. The picture is a color photo in a black frame with a white mat, about 20" x 22".