Tag Archives: Brookline

Boston Turkeys

The Boston Globe has noticed the increasing number of turkeys in the Brookline area. As I mentioned a while back, I’ve seen them a number of times in Brighton and in Newton. Surprisingly, the Globe article says that the Brookline police department sometimes gets a dozen complaints about the birds every day. They are an [...]

Brookline: “No We’re Not Part of Boston!”

Though surrounded by Boston, the 300-year-old town of Brookline is its own city. At the border of Brookline and Brighton—a neighborhood of Boston—you can see that each town seems not to take account of the other, at least with regard to fire hydrant placement (hydrants usually are more than just ten feet apart). From what [...]

Brookline’s 300th Anniversary

I live about a block away from the border of Brookline, which just celebrated its 300th anniversary Sunday evening. When I first heard the fireworks, I thought maybe we were getting shelled by Connecticut. Apparently they were something to behold, too: “It’s a good thing to have,” Linda Barnes said. “You pay a lot to [...]