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By adamg - 8/2/19 - 11:35 am
Brookline postal worker on a rental scooter

Matt Wunderlich spotted a scooter-powered postal worker on Beacon Street in Brookline this morning.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 4:14 pm
Goose and Bird scooter at Jamaica Pond

One of the geese that frequents Jamaica Pond hit the salad bar this afternoon while one of the rolling Brookline eyesores that keeps winding up at the pond just sat nearby, taking up space.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 11:34 am

Wicked Local Brookline's latest summary of Brookline 911 calls includes:

At 5:37 p.m. police received a report of a mail carrier who was overdressed for the weather and loitering in the area, not delivering mail.

Also, some ruffians were spotted skateboarding down the street, throwing ceramic plates on the ground. And a turkey attacked an elderly woman and a small puppy.

By adamg - 7/10/19 - 11:51 am

What started as a dispute between owners of adjoining parcels on Rte. 9 in Brookline over a luxury condo project one of them wants to build has turned into a federal lawsuit over whether companies based outside of the state should be forced to register with Massachusetts just to be able to file a lawsuit in state court here. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/19 - 9:40 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the C Line due to "a disabled train with a mechanical problem" at Dean Road.

By adamg - 6/27/19 - 9:05 am
Fox in the grass in Olmsted Park

Michael Spicher spotted this fox just lounging around in Olmsted Park, along the Muddy RIver on the Boston/Brookline line.

By adamg - 6/24/19 - 9:10 am

The MBTA says it's rolled out 40 shuttle buses to move people between Riverside and Reservoir due to "a wire problem."

By adamg - 6/20/19 - 10:00 am

West Side Story - Gee Officer Krupke! (1961) HD

Exclusive recreation of the investigating officer's report.

Wicked Local Brookline's latest report from the local police blotter includes this: Read more.

By adamg - 6/12/19 - 12:16 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Chef Chow's House on Harvard Street has closed its doors forever and that it might be replaced by a hot-pot place.

By adamg - 5/27/19 - 10:06 am

A collection of complaints filed with 311 last night from Allston, Brighton, the Fenway and Brookline, including:

The noise and vibration is outrageous!!! 7pm or 8pm is fine. 10:15 and disturbing nearby neighborhoods. Find a new location!

By adamg - 5/8/19 - 9:04 am

New England Folklore recounts an incident on March 1, 1639, recorded by none other than Gov. John Winthrop, involving a "great light" floating over what is now the Boston/Brookline line that morphed into the shape of a pig before flying off in the direction of Charlestown.

By adamg - 4/18/19 - 11:47 am

Wicked Local Brookline reports a number of calls to 911 in Brookline about turkeys this week, as usual, including a complaint from Beacon Street: Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/19 - 2:26 pm

The Arts Fuse says farewell to David Kleiler, who helped save the Coolidge Corner Theatre, founded the Boston Underground Film Festival and taught at Babson, Emerson and UMass Boston. His son, David Kleiler, Jr., reported the news and reports there will be a marquee ceremony at the Coolidge Corner at 6 p.m. today.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 3:14 pm
Telling runners they're faster than the Green Line

Pat Tomaino and friend showed some Boston-area love for runners on Beacon Street today.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 12:40 pm
Flaming awning in Brookline

Maggie Hoffman reports the awning at a mattress store on Beacon Street, across from Winchester Street in Brookline, burst into flames shortly before 12:30 p.m., but was quickly put out. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 8:52 am

But are you surprised? The Green Line riders lost whatever chance they might have had when, naturally, their train was taken out of service at Kenmore.

By adamg - 4/9/19 - 5:17 pm

Wicked Local Brookline's weekly roundup of calls to Brookline 911 still has complaints about cranky turkeys and aggressive geese, but now residents are calling 911 to complain about local ne'er-do-well scooters as well.

At 6:10 a.m. police received a report of a scooter left running unattended on the sidewalk for more than 10 minutes.

By adamg - 4/4/19 - 8:49 am
Removing the tree

Removing the ground-seeking tree. Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA had to run shuttle buses between Kenmore and Reservoir after a tree fell on wires that run along the tracks this morning. At 8:43 a.m., the T reported the tree had been cleared, the wires had been fixed and regular trolley service had resumed.

By adamg - 4/1/19 - 11:20 am

Brookline rolled out rental scooters with a ceremonial ride around Town Hall this morning - and a woman promptly fell off one and had to be taken away in an ambulance, WBZ reports.

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