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A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Peoples Federal Savings Bank has no grounds to immediately bar the Connecticut-based People's United Bank from opening branches in the Boston area under that name.
The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit rejected the homegrown Peoples' request for a preliminary injunction because it failed to prove anybody outside the six specific neighborhoods and towns in which... Read more
Michael Burstein, a Brookline library trustee, science fiction writer and ardent supporter of Pluto's role as the ninth planet in our solar system, is setting up an exploratory committee to consider becoming an obstacle to the Kennedy Inevitability in the Fourth District, Brookline Patch reports.
Meanwhile, His Inevitableness, who knocked Boston City Councilor and Newton native Mike Ross out of the... Read more
Just in time for snow, Boston has launched its Adopt-a-Hydrant program, in which you promise to shovel out a specific hydrant after a storm, like, say, the ones we're supposed to get tonight and Saturday.
In Brookline overnight, Wicked Local Brookline reports: The kid was in the car with his mother's boyfriend.
John Carroll posts crime-scene photos.
So far this morning, a charred 39 bus was towed from Huntington Avenue near Brigham Circle and buses had to be rolled out for the C line when an overhead power line came down near Cleveland Circle.
The Outraged Liberal ponders the latest speculation that JOE4OIL's kid might run for Barney Frank's seat. Complete with the obligatory Michael Goldman quote.
The Globe reports Frank won't be seeking re-election next year.
Liz reports on a recent visit by a group of brunching bloggers to Brookline's very own recipe central.
Since moving to Boston I've watched hundreds of ATK and Cook's Country tv episodes and Cook's Illustrated Cookbook is my go-to guide in the kitchen. So you can understand how I felt like a 10 year-old waiting for the end-of-the-year awesome field trip.... Read more
Wicked Good Allston/Brighton reports an Armingon Street man used his skateboard to smash two police cruisers and a lamp on Harvard Street for no reason police could fathom, before officers finally managed to tackle him and put cuffs on him, around 4:40 a.m. on Nov. 18.
Brookline Police report one of three men chased down Comm. Ave. by officers responding to a larceny call on Thursday decided discretion was the better part of dishonor and dashed into a CVS along the way.
Police report the guy stayed around long enough to watch his buds get pepper sprayed... Read more
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