Sunday, January 29, 2012
A week in Brookline news: Food trucks approved, students petitioning "The Lorax" to speak for the trees, and the Super Bowl is coming soon.
Monday was Chinese New Year 4710, which the Golden Temple rang in sylishly. The Herald reports that Joseph Kennedy III may be moving to Brookline. Moms Talk explored the great cultural divide between teens and moms--with an assist from Maya Angelou. After the games the night before, we established that the Patriots will face the Giants in a Super Bowl Rematch, and asked "How Will They Fare?" And, for the arts scene, a question of who will be Brookline's first Poet Laureate? In Tuesday's weekly PatchCast: a Newton teacher faces child pornography charges, and Brookline's firefighters give money to Beacon Street Fire victims. Brad Pitt manages to knock "Midnight in Paris" off the top of Brookline's Top Ten Movies with "Moneyball." A Newton …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Following yesterday's fire, the town has set up a fund to help the displaced.
To aid those displaced in yesterday's huge fire on Beacon Street, the Town of Brookline announced today that they have set up a fund with the Brookline Municipal Credit Union. Those interested can mail tax-deductible donations to: Brookline Municipal Credit Union 334 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02447-0776. Make checks payable to "Beacon Street Fire Fund." Those displaced can contact the Public Health Department with requests at (617) 730-2300. A four-alarm fire broke out yesterday at 1471 Beacon Street, leaving two apartment buildings uninhabitable. Selectman Jesse Mermell reported on her Twitter account last night that the fire displaced 60 people, and that the American Red Cross is providing shelter. The full announcement …
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Fire in Pelham Hall closes part of Beacon Street late Friday night.
Brookline Fire and Police departments responded to a fire on the second floor of 1284 Beacon Street, at around 11:20 p.m. Friday night. Firefighters reported no injuries, and that the fire was under control by around 11:45 p.m. Police closed part of Beacon Street on the outbound side while fire crews tended to the fire. The road was re-opened shortly after midnight. Local Twitter user Max Finkel was on the scene, and tweeted photos from outside of Fugakyu restaurant, located on the floor below. [Update: Address corrected to 1284 Beacon Street.]