Brookline

Brookline

By - 12/19/12 - 9:24 am

MBTA Transit Police report arresting John Wintersteiner, 30, of Newton, on charges he masturbated at the Beaconsfield Green Line stop earlier this month to the shock of a woman on the other side of the tracks.

Wintersteiner, whom police said was dimed out via the T's anonymous tip line, will be arraigned in Brookline District Court today on a charge of open and gross lewdness, following his arrest at his home this morning.

Innocent, etc.

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.

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 dog on a leash is also an effective deterrent. ...

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 a folding knife, which she began opening and closing while staring at him:

The victim became uncomfortable and stood up to change seats, Clayton also got up from her seat pointed the knife at the victim and stated "Are you looking at this M***** *****R !" Another witness stated Clayton attempted to engage another male (separate from above) in conversation, when the male got up to change seats Clayton followed him with the knife opened. Other witnesses stated Clayton "haphazardly" swung the knife at yet another male victim as he was disemabrking the trolley.

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."

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.

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 triumphs of our era.

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.

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, police say, adding the younger teen turned himself in.

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 place on our campus. This brings the problem home, and it dramatically elevates our concern for the safety of our community. While the police are doing an excellent job, it became clear to us that it was time for the institution to enhance its support of the investigation.

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 heart of the Emerald Necklace.

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.

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