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By adamg - 9/23/21 - 10:41 am

The Boston Business Journal reports that four East Boston Bank branches slated to be shut as part of its takeover by Rockland Trust will instead be sold to HarborOne, a Brockton-based bank that will hire their workers and re-open the branches as its own. The deal affects only the buildings and workers; customer accounts at the current branches will still move to Rockland.

By adamg - 9/13/21 - 9:01 am

The Daily Free Press reports the robbers asked the student for the time, then, when he got out his phone to check, one grabbed his phone while the other pointed a gun at him, around 9:45 p.m. on Friday on Naples Road near Comm. Ave.

By adamg - 8/23/21 - 9:06 am

Transit Police report arresting a man they say was stood in front of a C Line trolley in Washington Square and refused to let it pass, around 5:15 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/21 - 6:32 pm
Tree with crutches

Turlach MacDonagh spotted a tree doctor's patient in Brookline, braced for whatever Henri might have brought.

By adamg - 8/17/21 - 11:07 pm

Mamaleh's Delicatessen, which has outlets in Cambridge and Brookline, is not at all happy that Gov. Baker is leaving it up to local towns - and individual businesses - to figure out whether to require indoor mask wearing at a time when Covid-19 cases are on the rise and increasingly angry people are taking out their aggression on restaurant workers. Read more.

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By adamg - 8/4/21 - 3:09 pm

New England Folklore reviews the history of Brookline's Hall's Pond, next to Amory Playground, a block off Beacon Street near Audubon Circle, which kids once thought was bottomless - and which, they say, swallowed up a man, his buggy and his horse one night.

By adamg - 7/24/21 - 11:36 am

Some people spent their pandemic days on their laptops or baking bread. Laura Cashman spent her time photographing and videoing Boston's own mini-herd of cattle - Allandale Farm's Willard and Curtis - after which she'd return home and create paintings of them. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/21 - 10:54 pm

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes on the C Line due to a dead trolley at Coolidge Corner.

By William Dawes 18 - 7/1/21 - 12:45 pm

Does anyone have any idea why the manhole covers on Chestnut Hill Ave between Dean Rd and Rte 9 are smoking? My mother wants to know, thanks.

By adamg - 7/1/21 - 1:08 am

Sutherlabs used slow-motion capture to grab a video of some of last night's lightning show, in Brookline, looking northwest: Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 10:57 pm

In a public notice about its impending merger with the parent company of the East Boston Savings Bank, Rockland Trust says it will close current East Boston branches in Allston, Brighton (two branches), Chinatown, Dorchester, Mission Hill, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Brookline and Cambridge (two branches), among others. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/21 - 9:09 am

Melissa Sullivan spotted a deer running down Commonwealth Avenue in Allston this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/21 - 11:58 am

A man who offered physical therapy in the Boston area starting in 2009 proceeded to submit bogus claims to health insurers the same way he had previously defrauded insurers in other states, which led to him losing his license in Colorado, New York, Washington, DC and California, according to an indictment unsealed today in US District Court in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/21 - 3:20 pm
Detour signs along the Muddy River

Turlach MacDonagh was walking along the Riverway when he looked across the Muddy River and spotted these seemingly contradictory detour signs.

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World-class signage at Logan.

By adamg - 4/23/21 - 12:37 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports that Silk Road, which already serves up Uyghur cuisine in Cambridge, will be taking over the space now occupied by Vittorio's Grill and Kitchen on Beacon Street.

By adamg - 4/20/21 - 11:15 am
Workers atop a Green Line trolley on Beacon Street

Chris in 02134 spotted some overhead-wire action on the Green Line on Beacon Street shortly before 11 a.m., about 45 minutes after the T reported "power problems" on the Beacon Street line were forcing it into bustitution between Coolidge Corner and Cleveland Circle.

By adamg - 3/18/21 - 11:53 pm

The Daily Free Press reports the student was robbed around 3:20 a.m. in the garage at 121 Dummer St.

By adamg - 2/21/21 - 4:53 pm

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a Brookline resident's efforts to make the town let her rent out rooms in her condo on Airbnb, saying the town zoning board and building department did nothing wrong in concluding she couldn't. Read more.

By bostonpads - 1/22/21 - 11:10 am

Whether your one of the many that are planning to move to the Boston Metro area, or you live in Boston Proper and are looking to escape dense city life like so many others, finding the right neighborhood for you and your family can be tricky. Vacancy rates for apartments in Boston have been way up all over the city as a result of COVID. Now the hottest neighborhoods in the Boston Metro Area are no longer near Downtown, they're in the 'Burbs!

By adamg - 1/6/21 - 12:11 pm
Belted kingfisher and great blue heron at Leverett Pond

Mary Ellen got a twofer on a visit to Leverett Pond on the Brookline/Boston line yesterday: A belted kingfisher and a great blue heron both perched above the water: Read more.

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