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By adamg - 11/20/23 - 9:58 am

The Heights reports on the state of BC's most recent acquisitions: The 23-acre former Mount Alvernia High School in Newton and the former Pine Manor College in Brookline. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/23 - 11:14 am

Brookline.News reports on a rezoning proposal approved by Town Meeting last night. The measure would, among other things, allow four-story residential buildings "as of right." The vote comes a week after voters in neighboring and even leafier Newton voted out city councilors who supported more residential development there.

By Kaz - 11/13/23 - 11:36 am

According to an email sent to Brookline department heads and Town Meeting members, Brookline's town administrator Chas Carey is reaching out to residents to stop putting up the "Kidnapped" posters on public property in Brookline. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/23 - 10:04 am

MBTA General Manager Phillip Eng this morning released a proposed schedule for track repairs across most of the T subway system in 2024 that will mean more of the multi-day shutdowns riders have grown accustomed to over the past couple of years, but which he says will ultimately mean faster, smoother rides. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/23 - 9:36 pm

The MBTA reports delays on the C and D branches of the Green Line due to "a track problem at Kenmore," bad enough to require bustitution between Kenmore and Fenway on the D Line and St. Mary's on the C Line. Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/23 - 10:39 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Shawarma King on Beacon Street is no more.

By adamg - 10/28/23 - 11:34 am
MBTA wire workers

They've been working on the wires, all the livelong day. Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA said yesterday it's identified the overhead power-line issues that have led to a recent spate of dead trolleys from the new Green Line Extension to the ancient tracks near Copley and on Beacon Street. The T also said it's working to keep them from happening again. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/23 - 1:12 pm

The MBTA reports that a trolley on the C Line developed one of those embarrassing pantograph problems that keeps it from moving, at St. Paul Street, and so it had to summon the buses to provide alternative service along Beacon Street.

The Green Line has suffered a series of pantograph problems in recent days near Lechmere and Copley Square.

By adamg - 10/13/23 - 11:38 am
Clips that converted guns into automatic weapons

Clips on Silvestri's guns that converted them to fire bursts of bullets from a single trigger pull. Photos by ATF.

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Stewart Silvestri, 24, to 42 months in federal prison following his guilty plea to one count of unlawful possession of machine guns for the guns, ammunition and drugs he admitted State Police found in his car at a deserted truck-weighing station near the New Hampshire line, where he'd pulled in to try to sleep off some of the drugs he'd taken. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/23 - 4:50 pm

Brookline.news reports one member of the town Advisory Committee - which studies proposed ordinances forTown Meeting - tore into some Brookline High students who had the unmitigated gall to propose ordinances to ban the sale of animals in local shops and the use of elephants and other animals in any circuses that might visit the town. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/23 - 1:14 pm
Geese on the Muddy River

Brooks Payne captured some geese in the Muddy River along the Riverway section of the Emerald Necklace.

By Sasha Patkin - 10/5/23 - 10:47 am
Girl Sküll performs at Brookline Porchfest

Girl Sküll performs at Brookline Porchfest. Photo by Sasha Patkin.

"Everyone hydrating?" Grace Buchanan, the lead singer of Girl Sküll, called out to the small crowd which had gathered outside on the quiet, leafy Brookline street.

“As we say in my household, hydrate or die straight!!" Buchanan cried, pulling a series of faces and then leading the band into a thunderous, appreciatively garage-grunge, punk-screamo number that shook up the gray, sleepy day and caused passing children on scooters to plug their ears and hurry past. Read more.

By Sasha Patkin - 9/26/23 - 4:12 pm
 Loaded Latkes with smoked salmon and dill sour cream

Loaded Latkes with smoked salmon and dill sour cream. Photo by Sasha Patkin.

“Knish Happens," "Love you a latke," "Almost Kosher," and "Got Matzo Balls?"

Zaftigs in Brookline knows its brand, and its tongue-in-cheek T‑shirts are as iconic as the fresh takes on Jewish cuisine that it serves. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/23 - 8:57 pm
Car that hit the trolley

Photo by Transit Police.

Transit Police report two people suffered minor injuries when a drive heading towards Cleveland Circle turned left against a red light and hit an outbound C Line trolley that had the right of way at Beacon and St. Paul streets around 6:50 p.m.

The driver was cited for running a red light, police say.

By adamg - 9/24/23 - 3:44 pm

WBUR reports that Roula Kappas, who bought New Paris Bakery in Brookline Village with her husband in 1988 is closing the shop so she can retire to Greece. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/23 - 9:09 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Dok Bua on Harvard Street in Brookline is closing on Sept. 27, after 20 years in business.

By adamg - 9/5/23 - 12:00 pm
Kang Lu

A now former radiologist who currently lists a Brookline address last week sued the state in federal court seeking a ruling that the Second Amendment gives him the absolute right to own guns and that Massachusetts can just stuff its gun-registration laws. Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/23 - 11:43 am

Brookline.news reports how local synagogues are reacting to the Aug. 18 bomb hoax called into Temple Beth Zion, where Rabbi Claudia Kreiman moved her congregation outside to continue its service "while the lights of a firetruck flashed behind them."

By adamg - 8/19/23 - 8:01 am

Brookline Police report that Temple Beth Zion received a bomb threat Friday evening - the latest in a string of such hoax bomb calls to Jewish congregations across the country. Read more.

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