Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale holds a forum tonight for Rob Orthman or Roslindale and Celia Segel of Jamaica Plain, who are running in the May 2 Democratic primary for the 10th Suffolk state representative's seat Ed Coppinger recently resigned from. Read more.
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Celia Segal of Jamaica Plain has filed papers with the state for a possible run in the Democratic primary in May to replace Ed Coppinger, who recently resigned from the 10th Suffolk seat. Read more
Cambridge teen already facing carjacking charge arrested after stealing a car in Brookline with a dog inside, then nearly running over some MIT students, police say
Cambridge Police report arresting a local 15-year-old this morning for what they say was a series of incidents Saturday that started with him stealing an unlocked BMW at a Brookline clothing store and ended with him nearly ramming three MIT students - just after he'd stopped near them to ditch the dog that was in the car - police say. Read more.
Robert Orthman of Roslindale and Garrett Casey of Jamaica Plain have both filed with the state to run as Democrats for the 10th Suffolk state representative's seat Ed Coppinger resigned from this week. Read more.
The Secretary of State's office has set May 2 for primary elections to select candidates for May 30 special elections to replace outgoing state Reps. Jon Santiago (South End) and Ed Coppinger (West Roxbury and a smidge of Brookline). Read more.
Patrick Magure takes us behind the counter at the Busy Bee on Beacon Street in Brookline on a Saturday morning: Read more.
Josh Borrow reports from a hobbled C Line trolley that it took him 25 minutes to get from Coolidge Corner to Kenmore Square this morning because of a trolley that limped into Kenmore, then promptly expired.
Japanese/French bakery in Brookline that closed for crowdsourced renovations could open within a couple months
Patrick Maguire reports that Japonaise Bakery & Café, on Beacon Street on the Brookline side of Audubon Circle, expects to re-open in 45 to 60 days. Owner Takeo Sakan closed it in 2021 for the first extensive renovations since it opened in 1985. He started a GoFundme page both to help pay for the new equipment and to help support the staff during the closure.
See ya, GateHouse or Gannett or whatever you call yourselves these days. A non-profit news startup co-founded by former Globe editorial-page editor Ellen Clegg in Brookline is not only starting up, it's hiring a full-time editor in chief - with "a competitive salary" and everything. Read more.
The Brookline Police Department reports that what might have started as a kitchen fire at Silk Road Uyghur Cuisine, 1398 Beacon St. in Brookline shortly before 3 p.m. turned into a two-alarm fire before Brookline firefighters extinguished the blaze. Read more.
The MBTA reports it's rounding up some buses to replace the C Line trolleys that can't run due to a train that has switched to the track to Elysian Fields at Coolidge Corner.
The MBTA had to bust out some shuttle buses for the C Line after a driver somehow wound up on the tracks near Dean Road and Beacon Street, around 5:30 p.m. The T reports things are back to as hunky dory as they get these days on the Green Line.
Nancy spotted this bad crash in Washington Square in Brookline shortly before 11 a.m.
The MBTA reports it's breaking out some buses to try to ferry C Line riders who are stuck between Cleveland Circle and Coolidge Corner because a driver somehow got his or her car stuck on the tracks near Cleveland Circle.
Brookline shoplifter got the Maxx for the minimum after she whipped out a canister of pepper spray, police say
Brookline Police report a shoplifter at the TJ Maxx, 525 Harvard St. escaped in a cloud of pepper spray that she unleashed when she realized a store worker was about to try to stop her at the front door, shortly after 6 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.
Allandale Farm says it will recognize retail-worker union without a vote, let alone expensive anti-union lawyers and consultants
Allandale Farm, the last remaining traditional farm in Boston and Brookline, announced today that it will recognize Allandale Workers United - which only began to try to organize employees at the farm's stand less than three weeks ago:
We look forward to working together with the Union as we continue to provide excellent jobs on the farm, offer great service and products to our customers, and to cultivate sustaining relationships in the community.
Allandale Workers United is a group of retail workers trying to organize a union at the 105-acre farm that straddles the Jamaica Plain/Brookline line. They've filed with the National Labor Relations Board and, if successful, would join workers at JP's City Feed stores in unionizing.
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