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By adamg - 3/14/19 - 9:13 am

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.

By adamg - 3/9/19 - 5:50 pm

A sticker from one of those Nazi cosplayer groups showed up in Brookline Village today. State Rep. Tommy Vitolo (D-Brookline), says: Not in my town:

Free speech doesn’t entitle anyone to lamp posts. If I see any of these hateful postings, I’m going to rip them down. I encourage you to do the same.

By adamg - 3/1/19 - 3:36 pm
Owl and MBTA worker

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.

By adamg - 2/24/19 - 7:55 pm

NBC Boston reports he's a neighbor of the first and was also snared in an investigation of human trafficking.

By adamg - 2/11/19 - 11:15 pm

Jargle Soto-Suazo, 33, faces charges for break-ins in Medford, Brookline, Quincy, Watertown and Arlington, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports, along with police in the five communities. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/19 - 10:48 am

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.

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 - 1/3/19 - 7:30 pm
SUV on Green Line tracks at Englewood

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.

By adamg - 1/2/19 - 9:36 am

Patrick Maguire watched a turkey gang in action on Beacon Street this morning.

By adamg - 12/24/18 - 12:35 pm

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.

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 - 11/28/18 - 11:52 am

The turkeys just kept coming, and coming, and coming, on Monmouth Street in Brookline this morning:

By adamg - 11/28/18 - 9:09 am

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.

WBZ reports the menorah, normally mounted outside the temple's main entrance, weighs 300 pounds.

By adamg - 11/8/18 - 10:32 am

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.

By adamg - 10/6/18 - 7:22 pm

WHDH reports on the attack off Thorndike Street shortly before 3 a.m. The woman was able to escape.

By adamg - 9/17/18 - 12:56 pm
Tyler Grace

Transit Police report arresting a homeless man who sometimes lives on a boat in Boston Harbor for sexually attacking a woman on a trolley at Reservoir on Aug. 26.

Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/18 - 1:08 pm
Chic Brookline turkeys

Caroline Burnes, an artist who lives in Brookline, has come out with a line of three dozen posters celebrating the town's most rambunctious residents - showing them in their strutting finery.

Via Boston Globe.

By adamg - 8/24/18 - 10:39 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today there's no question that Antonio Fernandez is a murderer, but ordered a Norfolk Superior Court judge to consider whether he should one day get a chance at parole because he was only 16 when he fatally shot another teen celebrating his graduation from high school in 2002. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/18 - 3:24 pm
Octopus in the trash in Brookline Village

Henry Wong spotted this poor creature in Brookline Village today.

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