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Week in Review: MCAS Results, Hancock Village as "Smart Growth" and West Nile in Brookline

In addition to a Patch live chat about College Admissions Essays, the week also held National Cheeseburger Day and International Talk-like-a-Pirate Day.

  • The MBTA told Patch that some D Line Service Trouble May be Due to Faulty Equipment. Monday morning, we caught up with , after being taken down last year. An OUI on the T Tracks and the B-and-E Next Door made some of the more notable items in the Police Log. Finally, we started making some noise about our .
  • The last day of Rosh Hashanah was Tuesday, and we found a few Rosh Hashanah Recipes: Apple Cake and Noodle Kugel. The Leaf Blower Ban Lifts Until December 15, meaning police were dealing with other things, like Fireworks and a Rash of Car Break-ins. The Chapter 40B project in Hancock Village is "Smart Growth", says the developers. There was a chance of . Finally, we hepled you celebrate National Cheeseburger Day in Brookline.
  • Team Brookline started Accepting Boston Marathon Applications on Wednesday. We offered a chance to pre-post some questions about What Do You Wish You Knew about College Application Essays?, and invited you to sound off about whether Sept. 19 is also International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2012. Police announced Liquor License Stings Running in Brookline, and the arrest log featured folks . 
  • Thursday, Kennedy Agrees to Debate Appearances; Bielat is "Disappointed" with Announcement. A man in Brookline Arrest Log found there's More than One Way Off a Tow Truck--one of which could get you arrested. A Career Burglar was Charged in Connection with Brookline Housebreaks. To . Ahead of their debate,  (and there was a chance Scott Brown might Not have Made the Debate Due to Senate Vote in D.C., although he ultimately did). Thursday evening, we also fielded fantastic questions in our Live Chat on The College Admissions Essay (transcript of which is available here). 
  • End of the week, Health Department announced a Case of West Nile Virus was Found in a Brookline Woman. On Friday, we looked at . According to the police log, a Caregiver Allegedly "Borrowed" some Credit Cards. The . For frequent shoppers, Patch is Launching a 'Grocery Specials' Section. 

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