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
Kelly posts a photo of one of the spaces.
Brookline considers requiring people who operate ice-cream trucks to supply fingerprints, Wicked Local Brookline reports.
Wicked Local Brookline reports selectmen are not convinced data from the gizmo, which lets cruising cops scan large numbers of license-plate numbers, would not be misused once transferred to a state database.
The MBTA provided this photo of the Green Line between Chestnut Hill and Reservoir stations. More photos in the comments.
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a man's conviction for "accosting or annoying a person of the opposite sex" on Beacon Street in Brookline, ruling that he was indeed being offensive when he grabbed his pants below the waist and began simulating masturbation as a young nanny walked by pushing a stroller.
The state's highest court also dismissed Daniel Moran's argument that his conviction be... Read more
Elliot Doxer of Brookline agreed this week to plead guilty to charges he tried to funnel information about trade practices and employees at Cambridge Internet company Akamai to the Israel government, in part to help Israel, in part to make money, and in part to get information on the whereabouts of his child, taken overseas by his ex-wife.
Doxer now awaits sentencing in US District... Read more
Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.
The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process,... Read more
David Levy says farewell to Myra Kraft, who died at 68:
When I came to [Combined Jewish Philanthropies], I learned that [Kraft and her husband Robert] opened their home on the Cape for a CJP Staff Outing in the summer. And, of course, I'd run in to her in the hallways and elevators of CJP, because she was not just a donor - she... Read more
Mme. Helene Alberti was a Boston opera singer who became convinced she'd discovered the secret to human-powered flight: the "Greek law of cosmic motion." One fine day in April, 1931, she and an assistant traveled to the Anderson estate in Brookline to show the world the theory in... Read more
I'm so thankful, in the midst of this big city where I often feel anonymous, to have a place where I'm recognized, hugged, needed, seen, known. Brookline is my neighborhood, and I am... Read more