Wicked Local Brookline reports three turkey-related 911 calls this week. In the first, a woman "reported that multiple turkeys were surrounding her car and she had terrible anxiety." That was followed by a report of three turkeys "blocking traffic and chasing pedestrians." But that was followed by a report about a woman driving down a local road tossing rice or seeds for turkeys to eat.
The state Cannabis Control Commission today granted permission to NETA to open its expand its existing medical dispensary in Brookline Village to sales of recreational pot starting Tuesday.
The dispensary is in the big old bank building at the corner of Washington Street and Rte. 9.
NBC Boston reports Brookline has given two companies approval to load up the town with battery-powered rental scooters starting April 1. Brookline, of course, is shaped like a paramecium surrounded by a Boston-sized amoeba, so now the question is what happens when the gizmos wind up left on streets in Boston - where they're still technically banned as city officials try to figure out how to regulate the things.
The MBTA reports delays on the Riverside Line due to an injured owl caught between the tracks at Brookline Hills, but that a worker safely removed Hooty and handed him over to the town's animal control officer.
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a decision by Brookline's Zoning Board of Appeals that the owners of the topmost condo in a two-family house on Searle Avenue can add a dormer to their roof, and roughly 630 square feet of living space. Read more.
Susan Senator was a regular at the recently shut Peet's.
There are so many coffee shops in Brookline but to me, none have the quirky, warm, comfortable feel of Peet’s. CC Peet’s is like the nerdy shabby beloved absent-minded-professor of coffee shops, kind of Intelligentsia with a hippie edge.
Henry Wong shows us the SUV whose driver somehow managed to get the vehicle's wheels ensnared on the inbound tracks of the C Line near Englewood Avenue sometime after 6:30 p.m. The T reports it had to stop trains at Coolidge Corner and bring in some buses to get riders between there and Cleveland Circle.
The Brookline Transportation Department reports on a reason for the season:
Enforcement of Brookline's Overnight Parking Ban has been waived for tonight and tomorrow night. Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas.
Douglas is in town for an award and film discussion at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Hood Will Hunting reports bringing a VHS copy of "Wall Street" in the hopes of getting Kirk's son to sign it - which he did.
Brookline Police report their Boston counterparts found a large menorah at Church and Weld streets in West Roxbury this morning that had been stolen from Temple Emeth at the Putterham rotary in South Brookline, about a mile away. The case is under investigation.
Jesse Mermell reports from the Green Line this morning:
An older woman with a 20-something woman just got on the T car I’m on. A 20-something man kindly offered his seat. Without missing a beat the older woman says “thank you, you should meet my granddaughter Katie!” Katie looked mortified. Matchmaking grandmothers never rest!
She adds: Read more.
WHDH reports on the attack off Thorndike Street shortly before 3 a.m. The woman was able to escape.
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