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By adamg - 9/29/22 - 12:29 pm
Tang

Three men face federal charges for robbing workers at massage spas in Brookline and Stoneham one night in June - one while wearing a court-ordered monitoring device, another while wearing Adidas Yeezy sneakers - according to filings in US District Court in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/22 - 10:38 pm
Man and blonde dummy on a motorcycle in Coolidge Corner

Turlach MacDonagh spotted this couple in Coolidge Corner today.

Headline thanks to Andrew Hong.

By adamg - 9/18/22 - 9:47 pm

Some of those charter buses will still come in handy later this week, when the T shuts down the Green Line's entire D branch for a total of 27 days over the next six weeks or so. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/22 - 1:13 pm

Scott gives us an aerial view of the Army Corps of Engineer's work to remove the reeds 'n' other weeds along the Muddy River on the Boston/Brookline line. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/22 - 10:50 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Jose Martinez, now 61, will have to wait until 2025 to re-apply for parole for the life sentence he got for raping a BU student in Brookline, when he was just 16. Read more.

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By adamg - 8/31/22 - 4:09 pm

A federal judge in Boston today dismissed a lawsuit by parents of several special-needs students in greater Boston alleging their children were unfairly singled out by the rapid shift from in-person to online learning as Covid-19 tore through the state in 2020 and 2021. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/22 - 12:44 pm
Jacob Pimentel, allegedly

Surveillance photo via Brookline PD.

A Dorchester man already behind bars awaiting trial for a Harvard Square bank robbery now faces up to 20 years in federal prison for that and bank robberies in Boston and Brookline. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/22 - 9:26 am

The Vineyard Gazette reports a man who had a $2 dispute with a cab driver in Brookline in 2013, was arrested, locked up in the Vineyard jail, then shipped to Brookline to face criminal charges because somehow his civil "taxi fare evasion" ticket got transformed into a criminal "tax evasion" charge. He was eventually released and the criminal charge dropped - after he hired a lawyer - but, of course, no apology.

By adamg - 8/26/22 - 4:52 pm
Lightning strike across Boston Harbor

Boston Timelapse captured what appears to be a lightning strike at Logan from a National Park Service camera atop the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/22 - 11:43 am

The Daily Free Press reports unionized workers at the Starbucks at 874 Commonwealth Ave. walk a picket line 24 hours a day, in part to foil management from having unionized truck drivers making deliveries at random times - the drivers have said they won't cross picket lines.

By adamg - 8/7/22 - 12:29 pm
Gonzalez

Brookline Town Administrator Mel Kleckner announced Friday he has put Police Chief Ashley Gonzalez on paid administrative leave pending the outcome into an investigation of alleged discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation by the chief. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/22 - 3:25 pm

Several thousand customers across Somerville lost their power - and air conditioning - starting around 1 p.m., in an outage that also extended to part of East Arlington and which may not be fully fixed until after 8 p.m., Eversource reports on its outage map. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/22 - 9:55 am

A Brookline woman may have lost more than $300,000 in a fraudulent cryptocurrency investment scheme, possibly run out of Taiwan, but the US Attorney's office in Boston says it has begun proceedings to recover $73,586 of the money after tracing it to an account on a crypto trading site. Read more.

By adamg - 7/8/22 - 10:12 am

Brookline Police report a man walking down Francis Street Tuesday night was robbed at gunpoint by a driver who had let him cross at an intersection a block away. Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/22 - 2:48 pm
Plane pulling banner reading: Kiddos, say no to pedos

Plane and banner over JP. Photo by Joanna Lubkin.

Somebody paid to have a plane pull a banner reading "KIDDOS, SAY NO TO PEDOS" in a circle over Jamaica Plain and Brookline this morning.

By adamg - 6/22/22 - 11:52 pm

After 20 years, Cafe Eilat will serve its last slice at 406 Harvard St. on Thursday - although the owners hope to re-open in a new location.

By adamg - 6/13/22 - 12:14 pm
Sign by a parkway rotary

Gretchen Van Ness took a photo of one of the US Open signs that have sprouted along all the parkways and rotaries that surround the Country Club of late - showing one of the problems of holding an event that attracts tens of thousands of people to a relatively remote area full of rotaries and other oddball intersections. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/22 - 9:48 pm

The town of Brookline today released its plans for dealing with Grey Poupon-loving US Open fans starting Saturday. One key component: Marking 53 other streets near the golf course - and the Boston line - as "resident only" parking. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/22 - 9:41 am

Brookline Police report a man working an overnight security shift at the Country Club in advance of the upcoming US Open, was found dead yesterday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/22 - 10:19 am

Brookline Police report a four-year-old was found unresponsive in a pool at 16 Prescott St. shortly before 4:40 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

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