Wicked Local Brookline reports town leaders are tired of paying assessments to the county for services it doesn't use, such as road surveying.
In addition to saving the town money, the move, which would require approval by the state legislature, would remove a geographical oddity - Brookline is one of two towns in Norfolk County that are isolated from the rest of the county (quick, can you name the other?).
Brookline Police have posted photos of two women they say are targeting other women in Coolidge Corner for some pickpocketing.
Brookline Police tweet one of the thug Toms that had terrorized townsfolk was captured today after an officer shot it with a beanbag gun. Wicked Local Brookline reports, however, the beanbag injured the bird enough that it had to be euthanized, leaving police two more aggressive avians on which to perfect their beanbag technique.
Lehane fans searching for his missing beagle say the town wants them to start taking down the hundreds of flyers they've put up with her picture, Wicked Local Brookline reports.
Neville Williams took this photo of smoking Green Line tracks at Coolidge Corner around 12:40 p.m., around the time the T was issuing an alert about delays due to "fire department activity" in Coolidge Corner.
The Green Line has always stood apart from the other three T lines - and only partly because it's the only trolley line. Which other line would suffer service delays due to turtle? Here are some highlights from the Green Line, 2012 edition:
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.
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.
Brookline Police have released a couple of photos of the suspect in a Dec. 6 holdup of Mall Discount Liquors, 525 Harvard St.
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 â€“ 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. ...
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."
A 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.
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."
Wicked Local Brookline reports on a fire on Washington Street - right next to the Washington Square firehouse.