Brookline

By - 4/10/17 - 1:05 pm

State officials announced today they'll be shutting Commonwealth Avenue near the BU Bridge July 26 to Aug. 14 as they work to replace the increasingly creaky bridge where the street crosses over the turnpike and the tracks used by the Worcester Line and Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited service.

Paths will be kept open for pedestrians and bike riders, MassDOT announced today. Read more.

By - 4/4/17 - 2:43 pm

A Brookline company that has figured out how to beam mobile-phone ads at people in very specific geographic locations today agreed not to use the technology to target people sitting in Massachusetts health facilities. Read more.

By - 4/3/17 - 9:28 am
VFW Parkway crash scene

Crash scene. Photo by Brookline PD.

State Police report Michael Donlin, 35, of Jamaica Plain, died around 7:45 a.m. on VFW Parkway at South Street in Brookline when he drove into a car making a turn there: Read more.

By - 3/23/17 - 5:10 pm
Turkeys on Green Line tracks in Brookline

Shortly before 5 p.m., as Katrina Demulling shows us, service halted on the C inbound due to a pair of turkeys that refused to yield the tracks to a trolley.

By - 3/2/17 - 11:48 am

A tree that the wind helped convince to obey the law of gravity near Brookline Hills is causing "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line, the MBTA reports.

By - 3/2/17 - 11:47 am

Just got this T alert:

Green Line D branch experiencing moderate delays due to a downed tree near Brookline Hills

Last Updated: 3/2/2017 11:42:48 AM

By - 2/12/17 - 11:56 pm
Giant icicles on the West Roxbury/Brookline line

A roving UHub photographer was kind of astounded, and a bit alarmed, at the size of the icicles hanging off on building in Hancock Village on the West Roxbury/Brookline line.

By - 2/9/17 - 10:57 pm
Nearly deserted Downtown Crossing

Jack Loughran had Downtown Crossing almost all to himself this afternoon.

Mooshrimp looked out at a family going out in Somerville: Read more.

By - 2/8/17 - 9:03 am

A trolley switched to the Styx tracks in Brookline Village, causing what the T says are "minor" delays.

By - 1/13/17 - 12:05 pm

WBUR's Carey Goldberg goes beyond the macabre news of the elderly Brookline woman and her sister's body:

Such extreme isolation may have been a symptom of a brain disorder - we don't know. What is clear: If you're so cut off from the world that you can't reach out for help in crisis, isolation can kill.

By - 1/11/17 - 10:37 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Friendly Toast is looking to move into the Beacon Street space vacated by Yasu.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 12/28/16 - 10:55 pm

Brookline Police report arresting a 32-year-old Duxbury man they say robbed numerous area businesses after gaining entrance by pretending to be there to fix their heating systems. Read more.

By - 12/17/16 - 11:51 pm

Brookline Police report arresting a Quincy man they say robbed a Washington Square bank and his alleged wheelwoman today because their getaway car stuck out like a sore thumb on this morning's snow clogged roads. Read more.

By - 12/16/16 - 5:51 pm

Brookline Police issued a series of warnings this afternoon: Read more.

By - 12/16/16 - 9:22 am

The Jewish Journal takes a look at how two area congregations are trying to revitalize themselves. In Marblehead, Rabbi David Meyer figured if the Millennials won't come to him, he'll go to them. The temple now has a young-professionals group - Jews 'n' Brews - that gets together once a month at a local watering hole. Meyer always picks up the tab for the first round. And in Brookline, Congregation Mishkan Tefila is settling in at its new home on the Congregation Kehillath Israel's Harvard Street campus after selling off its own Newton campus that had simply become too large for it.

By - 12/12/16 - 11:50 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports on a meeting about building a new school that featured people screaming at selectmen until a firefighter showed up and ordered everybody out because there were too many people in the room.

By - 12/7/16 - 12:32 pm

The Globe reports a developer wants to stick a 21-story residential building in Coolidge Corner. Brookline officials, of course, are aghast.

By - 12/3/16 - 11:24 am

Wicked Local Brookline reports on the incident at the Lincoln School and the reaction of school officials.

By - 11/16/16 - 10:48 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports Town Meeting tonight banned the landing of manned aircraft in residential areas. What? Was somebody with a GE logo on their car spotted prowling around town? No, must be something else; the Globe reports the public helipad Boston wants to build for GE will likely be on a pier behind the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on the South Boston Waterfront.