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By adamg - 6/12/19 - 12:16 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Chef Chow's House on Harvard Street has closed its doors forever and that it might be replaced by a hot-pot place.

By adamg - 4/16/19 - 2:26 pm

The Arts Fuse says farewell to David Kleiler, who helped save the Coolidge Corner Theatre, founded the Boston Underground Film Festival and taught at Babson, Emerson and UMass Boston. His son, David Kleiler, Jr., reported the news and reports there will be a marquee ceremony at the Coolidge Corner at 6 p.m. today.

By adamg - 1/31/19 - 3:01 pm

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.

By adamg - 11/29/18 - 5:31 pm
Michael Douglas in Coolidge Corner

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.

By adamg - 11/8/17 - 9:27 pm
Flipped car on Beacon Street in Brookline

Rami reports the driver of this car somehow flipped it at Beacon and Charles streets in Coolidge Corner shortly before 9 p.m.

Fire crews worked hard hard to pull driver out. She seems okay.

By adamg - 8/3/17 - 3:20 pm
Smashed car at Trader Joe's

Mike the roving UHub photographer reports from the Trader Joe's parking lot this afternoon:

Lady smashed into the black car repeatedly until it hit the building, then said she didn't know what happened. Parking is tight at TJ's but wow!

By adamg - 6/7/17 - 9:46 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that plans for a Friendly Toast in Coolidge Corner have fallen through.

By adamg - 5/28/17 - 4:11 pm
Gulf Super Service Station in Coolidge Corner

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).

Postcard from the BPL Massachusetts postcard collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By adamg - 5/26/17 - 3:43 pm
Widberg

Transit Police report arresting a Canton man for "conducting himself in a lewd manner" on a C Line trolley as it approached Coolidge Corner around 9:30 p.m. yesterday.

Robert Widberg, 53, already a Level 2 registered sex offender, was formally charged with open and gross lewdness.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 3/27/17 - 9:35 am

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).

By adamg - 2/9/17 - 10:57 pm
Nearly deserted Downtown Crossing

Jack Loughran had Downtown Crossing almost all to himself this afternoon.

Mooshrimp looked out at a family going out in Somerville: Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/17 - 10:37 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Friendly Toast is looking to move into the Beacon Street space vacated by Yasu.

By adamg - 12/7/16 - 12:32 pm

The Globe reports a developer wants to stick a 21-story residential building in Coolidge Corner. Brookline officials, of course, are aghast.

By adamg - 8/1/16 - 6:15 pm
Turkey on a car in Brookline

Renee Graham went out to her Coolidge Corner driveway this afternoon, only to be confronted with this situation:

Guess I'll take the T tonight...

Not long after, though, the bird flew the, um, coupe: Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/16 - 10:01 pm

WCVB reports on the attack Wednesday night.

By adamg - 4/28/16 - 6:26 pm
Large turkey in Brookline

Renee Graham reports this turkey is mighty testy and not putting up with any nonsense in Coolidge Corner today. How testy?

I saw a USPS driver today loop the block waiting for the turkey to leave.

By adamg - 12/29/15 - 11:56 am
Green Line and car crash in Brookline

The view from inside the trolley. Photo by Vienne.

The crash happened around 11:45 a.m. at St. Mary Street. No service between Kenmore and Coolidge Corner as a result.

By adamg - 11/13/15 - 7:26 am
Message to Laura from Germany in Coolidge Corner

Seems Mike did a lot of things involving numbers the other night - except getting Laura's digits, that is. Cory spotted the flier in Coolidge Corner yesterday.

By adamg - 9/29/15 - 10:57 pm

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.

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