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
Recovered were 36 firearms included 14 high powered weapons, several silencers and a large collection of high powered ammunition capable of penetrating bullet proof vests.
Richard Becker is scheduled for arraignment on a variety of... Read more
Our roving UHub photographer assures us that's Mike Dukakis getting onto a crowded Green Line trolley at Longwood this morning - just like he used to do when he was governor.... Read more
Our soon-to-be turning 9 year old daughter wants a butler for her birthday. We are trying to indulge her. She imagines a butler is man she can boss around. He would also be well dressed and have a British accent (or at least a faux British accent).
We're looking for someone who... Read more
Brookline Graffiti delivers what it promises: Photos of graffiti - and the anonymous blogger's war on it:
As you can see, the razor just scraped away what would have been many layers of scrubbing! Usually you have to alternate a layer of scrub with a layer of scraping, as the solvent penetrates on each pass. But in some cases, like on this mailbox, I... Read more
Retired Emerson College history professor John M. Coffee, Jr., died earlier this month, after a lifetime in the hobby of token collecting:
He became one of the founding members of the American Vecturist Association (AVA), the only national society of transportation token collectors in the United States. Organized in 1948, the AVA began with 33 charter members consisting mostly of bus drivers and... Read more
Justin Locke spent 18 years playing bass with the Boston Pops (as well
as playing in the Boston Opera, and Ballet orchestras). He worked
with such conductors as Arthur Fiedler, Henry Mancini, John Willams,
and Leonard Bernstein. Justin is now an author and speaker. In his
presentation (taken from his book â€śReal Men Donâ€™t Rehearseâ€ť), he will
share a first... Read more