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

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.

By adamg - 5/29/22 - 12:45 pm

Boston 311 this morning is chock full of complaints from people living nowhere near Boston Calling about all the noise, noise, noise: Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/22 - 3:33 pm
Surveillance photo of man at constructuion site

Survellance photo via Brookline PD.

Brookline Police report arresting a West Roxbury man they say they caught rummaging around the Independence Village expansion project just past the town line on Asheville Road early this morning - and that a Brookline officer and a Boston search dog suffered minor injuries in the pursuit. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/22 - 10:27 pm

Pimentel at work, allegedly. Photo via Brookline PD.

A Dorchester man charged for a Harvard Square bank robbery yesterday was already under investigation for other local bank robberies, including one at a Santander Bank branch at 487 Harvard St. in Brookline, Brookline Police reported tonight. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/22 - 5:57 pm

Brookline announced today masks will be required again in publicly owned indoor spaces starting Monday, due to rising Covid-19 rates in both the town and the surrounding area. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 8:46 am

Negotiators for the town and the Brookline Educators Union reached a contract deal at 4:20 this morning, and school will be open first thing.

State Rep. Tommy Vitolo reports the deal runs through 2026 and "with improvements in pay and working conditions."

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 4:45 pm

As of a couple minutes ago, the top story on the home page of what used to be the Brookline Tab is a look at senior living complexes for "55-plus downsizers," rather than the fact that teachers in the town are on strike and schools are shut. There is a generic item about fun events - this past weekend - and a probing story about whether towns such as Salem, NH are Boston suburbs.

In fact, there is absolute nothing about Brookline on the home page except a note about how to "contact the Brookline Tab."

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 4:36 pm
Brookline teachers outside Town Hall

Teachers disregarded state law and that court order and walked off the job today. Turlach MacDonagh shows us some of the picketing action at Town Hall, including these possible music teachers jamming to encourage their fellow teachers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/22 - 10:18 pm

Brookline School Superintenden Linus Guillory announced tonight he's ordered town schools shut tomorrow in advance of a likely strike by teachers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/22 - 2:21 pm

Update: Brookline public schools are closed on Monday.

After last-minute contract talks failed around 3:50 this morning, the Brookline Educations Union says it's ready to have members form picket lines tomorrow morning, despite a judge's injunction Friday ordering them to stay on the job. Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/22 - 11:53 am
Whole Foods on Beacon Streeet

Photo by Patrick Maguire.

Patrick Maguire reports the Whole Foods on Beacon Street in Audubon Circle at the Brookline/Fenway line is closing this coming Wednesday. He reports a regional manager broke the news to employees this morning.

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