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.
This postcard, sometime from between 1930 and 1945, shows the Gulf "Super-Service Station" at 1309 Beacon St., in Coolidge Corner - where the Trader Joe's building and parking lot is today (and of course, then, as now, that was Brookline, not Boston).
WCVB reports the shops on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan Square, Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner, Liberty Plaza in East Boston and Beacon Street in Coolidge Corner are among two dozen the perpetually teetering chain is closing in Massachusetts (in other news, there were still two dozen Radio Shacks in Massachusetts).
Brookline Police report an out-of-town woman was getting into her car on Marion Street near Coolidge Corner around 9:15 p.m. yesterday when a man jumped in her car:
The male forced her to drive to a close by ATM and withdraw a sum of money. The victim then drove the subject to the lower Beacon Street area by Park Drive. The male subject got out. The victim then drove to her home, in another community.