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By adamg - 5/17/22 - 2:23 pm

Update: Arrested in Roxbury.

Boston Police have charged a Lawrence man for a rape early Saturday on Harrison Avenue - now they have to find him.
Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 10:39 am
Rushing for a trolley in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 10:30 am
Phoebe with bug or something

Mary Ellen spotted an eastern phoebe grabbing some breakfast yesterday, but in West Roxbury, not at Central Perk.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 8:46 am

Negotiators for the town and the Brookline Educators Union reached a contract deal at 4:20 this morning, and school will be open first thing.

State Rep. Tommy Vitolo reports the deal runs through 2026 and "with improvements in pay and working conditions."

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 9:19 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man they say was sitting in a seat on an Orange Line train at Forest Hills Saturday evening when he "got up from his seat ran towards the train's window and kicked it causing it to shatter." Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 5:58 pm

Guy Fieri set up one of his restaurants in the old Masonic Building on Tremont at Boylston, you know, the one with the signs warning you about hollow sidewalks and the large old Mason's Lodge logo done in tile that's been there for decades. Guy Fieri thinks his mug, and his need for workers, is more important, though, so he's wheat-pasted a garish help-wanted ad right over it.

What the mosaic used to look like.

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 4:45 pm

As of a couple minutes ago, the top story on the home page of what used to be the Brookline Tab is a look at senior living complexes for "55-plus downsizers," rather than the fact that teachers in the town are on strike and schools are shut. There is a generic item about fun events - this past weekend - and a probing story about whether towns such as Salem, NH are Boston suburbs.

In fact, there is absolute nothing about Brookline on the home page except a note about how to "contact the Brookline Tab."

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 4:36 pm
Brookline teachers outside Town Hall

Teachers disregarded state law and that court order and walked off the job today. Turlach MacDonagh shows us some of the picketing action at Town Hall, including these possible music teachers jamming to encourage their fellow teachers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 1:33 pm

All here. One big change: The 39 would no longer run in parallel with the E Line to Back Bay but would instead head all the way to Porter Square in Cambridge.

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 1:10 pm
Warrenton Street

Clearing everybody out. Photo by Live Boston

Live Boston reports people began fleeing Theater District clubs in a hurry early Sunday after a report of possible gunfire inside Venu on Warrenton Street.

No shell casings or other evidence of gunfire were found after the 1:30 a.m. incident. Still, Venu and nearby clubs were evacuated to allow for police sweeps, and after people "ran for cover after reports of shots fired inside of one of the clubs."

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 10:10 am

The Huntington News reports on efforts to turn Fitzgerald Park into an accredited arboretum, which means having a large variety of trees and woody shrubs and at least one annual tree-themed event - this year, an Arbor Day plantathon in which volunteers planted new tree species there.

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 9:57 am

The State Library of Massachusetts recounts how author Robert McCloskey got ready to draw ducks for "Make Way for Ducklings:" He brought some live ducks home to his apartment so he could sketch them, but they moved around too fast, so he gave them some red wine, which slowed them right down.

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 9:27 am

A pair of developers say they will soon file plans to replace five rundown buildings and a parking lot on Wareham and Plympton streets with a five-story life-sciences building - with ground-floor retail. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/22 - 10:52 pm
Massachusetts flag flying in Charleston, SC

Hardly anybody in Massachusetts outside of government agencies flies the state flag, so Jacob Wessel was nonplussed to find one flying outside a home in Charleston, SC. "It's an interesting choice for sure," he says.

By adamg - 5/15/22 - 10:43 pm
Excited Celtics fan after game

"Little guy had everyone hyped up after the game!" Kory Gladysz reports after the Celtics game-7 win against Milwaukee.

By adamg - 5/15/22 - 10:18 pm

Brookline School Superintenden Linus Guillory announced tonight he's ordered town schools shut tomorrow in advance of a likely strike by teachers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/22 - 5:55 pm
Wanted suspect and car

Boston Police have released photos of a man and his Honda Fit that they say are wanted for a rape on Harrison Avenue sometime before 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/22 - 5:40 pm

VietnamPlus reports Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh visited the Omni Parker House on May 14. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/22 - 2:21 pm

Update: Brookline public schools are closed on Monday.

After last-minute contract talks failed around 3:50 this morning, the Brookline Educations Union says it's ready to have members form picket lines tomorrow morning, despite a judge's injunction Friday ordering them to stay on the job. Read more.