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Bikers Beware! Brookline Cops Busting Sidewalk Cyclers!

As we made our merry way to school the past two mornings, the hardwalking staff has observed bike riders being nabbed by Brookline police right at the Brookline/Boston line and issued . . . something – maybe a ticket, maybe … Continue reading

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Why New York Is The Big Town

Ten years ago New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg snuffed out cigarette smoking in the city’s restaurants, bars, and workplaces, an achievement his NYC Coalition for a Smoke-Free City celebrated in this full-page New York Times ad yesterday: Ten years? Feh. … Continue reading

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Letter To Hardworking Staff: Don’t Let Brookline Drop Fox News

From the Global Worldwide Headquarters mailbag The American Conservative Union has sent this letter to the hardworking staff, urging us to take action regarding the liberal watchdog group Media Matters‘ jihad against Fox News. Dear Fellow Conservative, If you’re outraged … Continue reading

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That Dog Gone Tessa (Mean Brookline Edition)

Last week the hardwalking staff reported on the flood of Lost Dog flyers in the Brookline Village area compliments of local author Dennis Lehane, whose pursuit of his runaway pooch Tessa is positively Javertesque. Now comes the backlash. From today’s Boston Herald: Official … Continue reading

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There’ll Always Be A Brookline (Styrofoam Ban Edition)

With apologies (but no trademark infringement) to The New Yorker As of next December, the hardcaffeinating staff will be buying its coffee elsewhere from the People’s Republic of Brookline. Wednesday’s Boston Globe: Styrofoam ban approved in Brookline Vote boots Styrofoam … Continue reading

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Jason Gay Has Strawberries And Cream With Bud Collins

Venerable tennis savant Bud Collins couldn’t be in the house for Sunday’s gentlemen’s finals at the All England Club (ruptured quad tendon), so estimable Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay was in Collins’s Brookline house to view it with him. … Continue reading

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Brookline Crèche Crook: The Incriminating Photos

The sad state of affairs at St. Mary of the Assumption in Brookline Village: Time for the Amber Alert? Photo credit: The Missus

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Geez! Someone Snatched Jesus Of Brookline Village!

There’s a crèche crook at large in the Brookline area, someone who apparently made a New Year’s resolution to steal the Baby Jesus from the Nativity scene at St. Mary of the Assumption. That’s cold – especially since it’s the … Continue reading

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Brookline’s Recyclorama

Brookline was Bin City on Wednesday as trucks dropped off hundreds of big blue recycling bins (they have wheels!) in front of houses and apartment buildings all across town. The bins (part of Brookline’s new Single Stream Recycling Program)  came … Continue reading

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List o’ the Day®

While the Boston mayoral race heats up to room temperature, U.S. News & World Report has released its list of 10 Cities for Political Junkies. They are, in descending order (slideshow here): Reston, VA Asheville, NC Walnut Creek, CA Bethesda, … Continue reading

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