Week In Review: June 20 - 24
Brookline's news for the week.
- Monday recalled a weekend of parades, both to celebrate the Bruins (in part with pizza), and to celebrate Brookline's Flag Day. There were a few incidents over the weekend as well, such as a missing bike and a door-to-door solicitor arrested on an outstanding warrant. Moms Talk tossed out the "Big Weiner Head" diss, but with a good question: how do we talk about sex scandals with kids? Rowing and Baseball made up the week's Sports Buzz.
- We opened Tuesday with preparations for frugal celebrations. Sports PatchCast wrapped up some of the seasons for several sports. A Brookline cancer survivor was honored in Fenway Park, as were several other folks who rode in the stadium. Adam Sandler's latest film, "I Hate You Dad" filmed at a local church during the course of the day, and Yelena Bonner was memorialized.
- Wednesday, a Brookline Ophthalmologist was accused of tax evasion. The automated license plate reader technology got a public hearing, slated for July 12, mentioned at the Selectmen's Meeting. A rented box truck hit a cement pole and brought down some live wires on Sherman Road. Late that evening, wanted Boston-area fugitive Whitey Bulger was found and arrested in California.
- Viewfinder met the Brookline Community Band on Thursday. Barney Frank teamed up with Ron Paul to work on legislation to legalize marijuana, similar to that of Brookline's State Representative Frank Smizik. Patch Picks picked a handful of local family-friendly eateries, and our restaurant review of Khayyam also came out. There were also some weekend suggestions, including the opening of a documentary about Conan O'Brien, one of Brookline's own. Brookline Baseball re-enters American Legion play for the first time since 2004, and shows promise.
- Early Friday morning, a 7-year-old kid called 911 and saved her grandmother. Shortly after, an SUV was pushed up onto a planter in the Trader Joe's parking lot. A developer proposed some changes in the Chestnut Hill Square project. The Brookline Parents expressed exasperation, and explored a sarcastic new kids book--which is definitely not for kids.
- Saturday, a chemical lab at Boston College exploded, one student was injured.