Trader Joe's in Coolidge Corner may be trying to fool us into thinking it's summer with that Red Sox banner the week before the Super Bowl, but it's no use - Louise Miller found long lines there this afternoon.
Meanwhile, up at the Chelsea Market Basket, Dan O'Brien found a store with check-out lines backing up into aisles - and not a single shopping cart to be had:
The Eastern Bank branch at 301 Harvard St., around 3 p.m.
The very first dead-train alert of the morning showed up at 5:23 a.m. for a train at Ashmont that just refused to throw off the covers and get up (and it was followed not long after by a similar report of a recalcitrant trolley at Coolidge Corner).
The deceased train is at Harvard; platforms at other stations are filling rapidly.
Green Line trolleys, meanwhile, died at Coolidge Corner and near Copley Square.
Wicked Local Brookline reports police arrested two Roxbury residents on charges they shoplifted 19 packs of Orbit gum from a Coolidge Corner store. Fabulous.
Wicked Local Brookline reports on all the easement-type changes the cinema is seeking from Town Meeting to build a new screening room.
Brookline Police have posted photos of two women they say are targeting other women in Coolidge Corner for some pickpocketing.
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.
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."
Brookline Booksmith announced today it's bought out the Globe Corner Bookstore - which had become an online-only venture - and is using its assets to open a "Globe Corner Travel Annex" at its Coolidge Corner store.
The move means impending travelers can now buy any of 2,000 different maps of regions around the world. globecorner.com remains a separate Web site, at least until Booksmith can integrate it into its own Web site.
Or maybe, as Turlach MacDonagh, who took this photo, suggests, Brookline needs to provide an extra pickup after Sept. 1.
The Small Boston Kitchen is loving the Meat House, a new meaterie in Coolidge Corner.
Linda reports that on Sept. 17, four parking spaces on either side of Harvard Street by the Upper Crust and the Friendly's will become impromptu parks:
In front of Upper Crust Pizza and the Coolidge Corner Theater there will be a colorful activity center with games and "movies" showing pavement to parks improvements from around the country.