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A voice lost and found through Disney animation

A voice lost and found through Disney animation

 

 

June 13, 2014: When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind’s son was 2 ½ years old, he lost his words. The little boy who just a week ago had been trying out a whole mouthful of new words was suddenly down to one word: “juice.”

You don’t grow backwards. Something had gone wrong in the Suskind household. Their younger son, Owen, was diagnosed with regressive autism, a condition that can rob a child of their speech, sometimes for life. Yet, as Mr. Suskind pointed out to the group gathered to hear his TOS Talk at Temple Ohabei Shalom on Tuesday night, you make life out of what is in front of you.

 

Teen Grantmakers award $10,000 in BCF Grants

The Brookline Teen Grantmakers, a program of the Brookline Community Foundation (BCF) that teaches local teenagers about philanthropy and the fundamentals of grant making, recently awarded $10,000 to six non-profit organizations serving Brookline.

BCAN Shares Snow Removal Concerns

Frank and Carol Caro, with Ruthann Dobek of the Council on Aging and the Brookline Senior Center, and members of the Jewish Family & Children’s Service, formed The Brookline Community Aging Network in 2011. The organization’s principal purpose is to ensure a place for our older Brookline residents as a vital part of the town’s social, cultural and civic life, according to BCAN’s mission statement.

From the Killing Fields to Brookline

The Brookline Cambodia Partner will present Khmer Rouge survivor, Syphorn Phan, PharmD, as keynote speaker at their Fourth Annual Brookline Cambodia Partnership Luncheon.  The event takes place at the Elephant Walk on Saturday, January 25 from 12pm to 2:45pm. Syphorn will share his experience living under the Khmer Rouge regime, his triumphant escape to Thailand, and his journey as a refugee and building a new life in Brookline, MA. Syphorn Phan is a BHS '84 graduate, Georgetown '90, and Mass School of Pharmacology, '07. Also speaking will be Sivgech Chheng, a Cambodian exchange student studying at Bowdoin College with the support of The Harpswell Foundation. Sivgech will share her experience studying in Cambodia and the U.S.

Brookline Teen Found

Thanks in part to the extraordinary efforts of local authorities and community cooperation, Caleb Jacoby, son of Brookline residents Laura and Jeff Jacoby, was found safe yesterday in Times Square, New York City. Brookline Police notified NYC Police the young may have been in Manhattan.

Students, parents, neighbors, friends used social media, posted notices, went on searches and prayed for the Caleb’s return to his home. Caleb will soon be in Brookline with his family.  It has been reported that Caleb’s father Jeff, is a columnist at the Boston Globe.  What he is to Brookline is a neighbor who lost his son and the community responded with all the support it could muster.

The Jacoby family released a statement and a tweet today.

Tweet:

“We are thrilled to hear from the Brookline Police that our beloved son Caleb has been found and is safe. Words can’t express our gratitude for the extraordinary outpouring of kindness and support that we have received from so many people.”

The Jacoby Family also released the following statement:

"Our prayers have been answered, and we are thrilled to hear from the Brookline Police that our beloved son and brother Caleb has been found and is safe. Words can't express our gratitude for the extraordinary outpouring of kindness and support that we received from so many people.  All we can think of at this moment is how wonderful it will be to see Caleb again and shower him with love."

Laura, Jeff, & Micah Jacoby

Future Updates?

We don’t plan on adding any future updates to the Caleb Jacoby story out of respect for his family and his age.  We believe without evidence of foul play, why this 16 year old went missing is between this young man and his family.  We wish the Jacoby family healing and happiness.

R. Harvey Bravman

Publisher

Missing Teen

Brookline Police have reported a missing teen. Caleb Jacoby is 16 years old, 5'11", thin build, short light brown hair.

He's been missing since Monday at 12:30pm and was last seen wearing navy "chino" pants or jeans, navy "polo" shirt, brown winter jacket with hood, brown shoes, or sneakers and white socks.  Caleb attends Maimonides School in Brookline and frequents public libraries and Temple Young Israel on Green Street in Brookline.

Anyone who knows anything which may help the Brookline Police Department, please call 617-730-2222 without delay.

If you're a parent as I am, you know what you're feeling right now so keep your eyes open and help the BPD if you can.

R. Harvey Bravman

Publisher

Snow Emergency Declared in Brookline

The Town of Brookline has declared a Snow Emergency beginning Thursday January 2nd at 6:00 PM and remaining in effect until further notice.

Parking will be prohibited on all public ways while the emergency is in effect.

Due to the holiday, trash collection for Thursday and Friday is delayed one day. Please do not put Thursday's trash at curbside before 7:00 AM Friday. Christmas tree pickup will not resume until Monday.

Please visit the town's website at www.brooklinema.gov for updates during the storm.

Brookline Community Foundation Seeks Teen Grantmakers

The Brookline Community Foundation is currently recruiting high school students who live or go to school in Brookline to participate in the 2014 Brookline Teen Grantmakers Program. The application deadline is December 2, 2013. The Brookline Teen Grantmakers is a program run by the Brookline Community Foundation to teach local teenagers about philanthropy and the fundamentals of grantmaking.

Brookline Community Foundation’s Garden Provides Fresh Produce For Hungry Local Families

For the fifth consecutive year, the garden at the Brookline Community Foundation (BCF) has supplied some much needed fresh produce to the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry. Since the summer, the Food Pantry has received 270 of produce including: beans, peas, carrots, cucumbers, kale, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, shallots and leeks. By the end of the growing season in late fall, the garden will have yielded about 500 pounds of produce from its 14 raised beds with 320 square feet of growing space. BCF provided a grant this year to JP Green House to manage the garden and provide educational programs for the community.

Is the Future of Brookline Retail a Pop-Up Shop?

Will the future of Brookline's small business community look like the pop-up model of retail? The trend is catching on with the debut of the first PopUp Republic Marketplace at 2 Brookline Place, across from the Brookline Village "T" stop.

Long-Awaited Opening of Teen Center a Victory for Brookline’s Millennials

The grand opening of the new Brookline Teen Center is this Sunday, September 15, from 2-5PM at 40 Aspinwall Avenue. The celebration will feature live music, food, activities and specials guests.

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