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By adamg - 5/20/22 - 5:57 pm

Brookline announced today masks will be required again in publicly owned indoor spaces starting Monday, due to rising Covid-19 rates in both the town and the surrounding area. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 8:46 am

Negotiators for the town and the Brookline Educators Union reached a contract deal at 4:20 this morning, and school will be open first thing.

State Rep. Tommy Vitolo reports the deal runs through 2026 and "with improvements in pay and working conditions."

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 4:45 pm

As of a couple minutes ago, the top story on the home page of what used to be the Brookline Tab is a look at senior living complexes for "55-plus downsizers," rather than the fact that teachers in the town are on strike and schools are shut. There is a generic item about fun events - this past weekend - and a probing story about whether towns such as Salem, NH are Boston suburbs.

In fact, there is absolute nothing about Brookline on the home page except a note about how to "contact the Brookline Tab."

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 4:36 pm
Brookline teachers outside Town Hall

Teachers disregarded state law and that court order and walked off the job today. Turlach MacDonagh shows us some of the picketing action at Town Hall, including these possible music teachers jamming to encourage their fellow teachers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/22 - 10:18 pm

Brookline School Superintenden Linus Guillory announced tonight he's ordered town schools shut tomorrow in advance of a likely strike by teachers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/22 - 2:21 pm

Update: Brookline public schools are closed on Monday.

After last-minute contract talks failed around 3:50 this morning, the Brookline Educations Union says it's ready to have members form picket lines tomorrow morning, despite a judge's injunction Friday ordering them to stay on the job. Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/22 - 11:53 am
Whole Foods on Beacon Streeet

Photo by Patrick Maguire.

Patrick Maguire reports the Whole Foods on Beacon Street in Audubon Circle at the Brookline/Fenway line is closing this coming Wednesday. He reports a regional manager broke the news to employees this morning.

By adamg - 4/12/22 - 3:28 pm
Larry Chen

Brookline Police report arresting a history teacher at the Heath School on charges he raped a girl some 18 times over two years, starting when she was 12. Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/22 - 3:52 pm

Starbucks Workers United reports workers at the Starbucks at 1304 Commonwealth Ave. in Allston and 277 Harvard St. in Coolidge Corner both voted unanimously to unionize today.

By adamg - 3/24/22 - 1:19 pm

Michael O'Reilly of West Roxbury, who was arrested on child-porn charges in October, has been indicted on additional charges, based in part on records obtained from a mobile messaging app he was allegedly using to exchange sexual images with a girl halfway across the country, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/22 - 9:50 am

Greg Hunt lives in one of the more urbanized parts of Brookline, up near Packards Corner, and so was a bit surprised to look out his rear window this morning to see a coyote:

Bolted across our yard, got stuck at the far fence and quickly left the way it came (hopping a 3’ fence).

By adamg - 2/23/22 - 9:48 am
Truck showing signs of storrowing on Washington Street in Brookline

It's a real puzzler. Hugmajesty spotted this truck with a fresh haircut this morning on Washington Street in Brookline, where there are no bridges. Where could it possibly have storrowed?

By adamg - 2/8/22 - 11:50 pm
Everett fire

Everett fire, via Mass. Dept. of Fire Services.

The state Fire Marshal's office and Brookline Police report Michael Mambrino, 18, of Brookline faces charges related to a fire that destroyed an Everett warehouse and then another fire two days later in Brookline that firefighters were able to put out before it could cause substantial damage. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/22 - 9:09 pm
Snow at Longwood station on the Green Line

Roving UHub photographer Anna Geneva captured the Longwood Green Line stop tonight.

She probably enjoyed the view a bit more than the driver who managed to get a beefy SUV stuck on the Green Line in Cooldige Corner - not to mention the people in the trolleys on either side who got blocked by it, like Agiocochook1: Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/22 - 2:30 pm

Lisa Green watched a little cross-country action in Coolidge Corner today: Read more.

By adamg - 1/23/22 - 10:43 pm

Brookline Police report they paid extra attention to synagogues this weekend after an incident at one congregation yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/22 - 9:27 pm

WBZ reports a Boston man waiting in line at a Dunk's on Harvard Street in Brookline showed his disgust for the maskless person behind him by throwing a cup of hot coffee at him. And that was good enough for a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

By adamg - 1/12/22 - 8:58 am

WBZ reports that, like in Boston, people who want to dine in or go to a theater or gym in Brookline will have to show proof they got at least one Covid-19 shot starting on Saturday. Also as in Boston, the requirement moves to two shots (except for people who got a J&J shot) a month later.

By adamg - 1/3/22 - 11:08 am

Public Library of Brookline Director Sara Slymon announced this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/22 - 11:21 pm

The Public Schools of Brookline announced tonight it will not be re-opening schools on Monday, and that it's not all that sure yet about Tuesday: Read more.

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