Thursday, February 9, 2012
New England Institute of Art evacuated due to a possible bomb threat just after 11 a.m.
[Update: Latest scanner reports say police and fire have cleared the scene. People are being let back into the building. 12:29 p.m.] According to scanner reports, the New England Institute of Art at 10 Brookline Place has been evacuated by the Brookline Fire Department because of a possible bomb threat. Boston departments are also on their way to the scene. [Update: According to the Brookline Police Twitter, the threat came in the form of a note. Boston Police are bringing the bomb squad and a K-9 unit. 11:23 a.m.] Patch will have more information as it becomes available.
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 …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Nine from the Brookline Fire Department were among those honored in a ceremony in Worcester yesterday, thanking them for their work in saving the life of a Washington Street woman.
[Update The nine Brookline Firefighters were honored with a group Meritorious Conduct award. Below the fold, a press release issued following the ceremony. Dec. 2] Nine Brookline firefighters were among those honored at the 22nd annual Firefighter of the Year ceremony, which took place in Worcester yesterday. The men and women of Brookline's fire department were honored for their actions at 405 Washington Street, in which they rescued a woman from a ground floor apartment. The nine honored: Lt. Kyle McEachern, Lt. Paul Trahon, Firefighter Christine Hagerty, Firefighter Patricia Cripe, Firefighter Marcus Paes, Firefighter Philip Buckley, Firefighter Frederick Johnston, Firefighter Craig Campgna and Firefighter Paul Dubrow. Lt. McEachern …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Fire contained to one apartment on the fourth floor.
The Brookline Fire Department responded to a fire at Brook House Condominiums, in apartment 412. Smoke was seen coming out of a fourth-floor apartment. The fire was reportedly fed by an open gas line into the apartment, and began after 10 a.m. Monday. One person was injured on scene. The fire has since been knocked down, and investigators remained on the scene after engines had left at around 11:30 a.m. This marks one of the first fires for the new fire chief, Peter Ford.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Pedestrian struck at Allandale Road and Grove Street, seriously injured.
At Allandale Road and Grove Street, around 6:30 p.m., officers responded to a pedestrian struck and was seriously injured. The pedestrian is being transported to a hosptial by Fallon EMS, with a firefighter riding along in the ambulance. Check back with Patch for more details.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Allandale Road/Grove Street crash, involving a car and van sends one to the hospital.
A 75-year-old woman was transported to Faulkner Hospital with minor injuries sustained in a crash at the intersection of Allandale Road and Grove Street about 12:30 p.m. Brookline Firefighters and Fallon Paramedics responded to the crash, which was called in by the Brookline Police. Traffic was backed up past Putterham Circle for about 20 minutes while the crash was cleared.
Involved car is a totaled, but the driver escapes injury.
Brookline Firefighters, assisted by Newton Firefighters, responded to a "fully involved" car fire at 271 Hammond Pond Parkway about 11 a.m. this morning. The car was a total loss, but the driver escaped injury. Traffic was temporarily shut down during firefighting, and was reopened at about 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Rush hour 3-car crash backs up traffic in South Brookline.
A three-car crash, at about 4:40 p.m. this afternoon, at the intersection of Allandale Road and Risley Road injured one person and caused a major backup in traffic. The driver of the third car was conscious but complaining of back pain. He was treated by Fallon Paramedics and transported to the hospital. The other two drivers were not injured and refused treatment. Traffic in the area was already impacted by a water main break at Newton and Grove Street. The crash is being investigated by the Brookline Police.
Monday, September 19, 2011
SUV accident with a landscape truck at South Street and Alberta Road.
One person was injured when an SUV collided with the trailer of a landscaping truck at the intersection of South Street and Alberta Road about 9:50am this morning. Firefighters from Engine 6, Brookline Police and Fallon Paramedics from P10 responded to the crash, which remains under investigation by the Brookline Police. This section of South Street is a popular shortcut from West Roxbury Parkway and Grove Street behind the Shops at Putterham. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and was transported to the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Stay with Brookline Patch for more information as it becomes available.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Driver trapped in the vehicle with live wires on cab.
Brookline Firefighters and Police Officers are on scene of a tractor trailer with live wires on the cab trapping the driver at Cyress and Kendall Streets. Crews helped the driver out of the cab around 2:45 p.m. The accident occured just before 2 p.m. NStar arrived on the scene and shut down the power to the area for safety of the driver. Traffic lights along Route 9 were out for a time but have been restored. Stay tuned to Patch for more details as they become available.