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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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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.

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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.

By adamg - 12/29/20 - 9:59 am

Larry Davidson listens to the audio version of Hank Phillippi Ryan's The Murder List (affiliate link) and generally likes it, but finds one mistake that is surprising coming from a veteran Boston reporter: Read more.

By adamg - 12/25/20 - 2:27 pm
Muddy River overflows banks

The normally placid Muddy River, well, it remained pretty placid today as it overflowed its banks along the Brookline/Fenway line, as Ari Ofsevit shows us after the bulk of today's rains. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/20 - 9:58 pm

Brookline announced today that it's started a pilot under which restaurants that had extended their dining areas outside can keep them open through the end of March - unlike in Boston, which ended its similar program two weeks ago. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/20 - 12:19 pm
Tag that says the wreath it's attached to is Decorated AF

Mark O'Neill shows us the price tag on the wreath he just picked up at Allandale Farms on the Brookline/JP line. He says: Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/20 - 10:31 am

A Canton woman who embezzled nearly $1.4 million from a Boston non-profit used her married name to get a job at a Brookline non-profit while facing federal charges and started embezzling money there as well, according to a federal charge unsealed today. Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 10:38 am
By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 1:43 pm

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts tonight. It's normally a time to go to temple, where the new year is brought in with blasts from the shofar. but, of course, not this year. Several congregations in Brookline and Brighton have organized outdoor shofar blowings at 4 p.m. on Sunday (5 p.m. at Amory Park): Read more.

By adamg - 9/5/20 - 1:50 pm

Who should shoulder the cost of rent for stores shuttered by Gov. Baker's shutdown of "non-essential" businesses in March due to Covid-19? In a suit filed this week, the Gap argues its Coolidge Corner landlord should eat the expense - and be made to suffer damages for not doing so. Read more.

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