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Partying On In Coolidge Corner

Partying On In Coolidge Corner

I stopped by the recently re-opened Coolidge Corner bakery and party supply store, Party Favors, during the last week in August to find out more about their renovation and other happenings.

 

MA Tax-Free Weekend, Brookline-Style

This Saturday and Sunday, August 11th and 12th, Massachusetts is holding a state-wide sales tax holiday, and Brookline businesses are happy to be involved.  Many businesses look forward to the Tax-Free Weekend to kick off their back-to-school shopping period.  Some are considering offering in-store specials on top of the tax break as additional incentives for shoppers.

Former Brookline Troop Leader Not Alone : President Obama Opposes BSA Ban on Gays

The controversy surrounding the Boy Scouts of America's choice to exclude homosexual youth and adults from scouting has made an impact felt locally and nationally.  Both CNN and NBCNews.com are reporting that President Obama, honorary president of the Boy Scouts of America, has expressed his opposition to the BSA's ban.  

Local Scout Leader Resigns In Protest Of BSA Ban On Gays

Despite the rising national tide supporting equality for homosexuals, the Boy Scouts of America elected to restate their position against gay scout leaders, volunteers, and members. The reaction has had a local impact.

Beacon Street Construction: Impacts and Opinions

Last fall, construction on Beacon Street was well under way and its impact on local businesses remains significant.

Rewind of the Times : Movieworks Closing

It’s the end of an era in Brookline. After Hollywood Video on Harvard Street closed several years back and Blockbuster near JFK Crossing closed in 2010, the crown jewel of local recorded, home-playable talkies—Movieworks—is officially shutting its doors. The store is currently in the midst of a liquidation sale that will keep the location open till about the end of June. New and previously viewed movies, including the rental shop’s extensive collection of indie, art-house and kids videos, as well as blu-ray titles and video games are available for purchase.

Richard Ward Steps Down from Brookline Community Foundation

Last week, just 20 months after taking the position, Executive Director Richard Ward left the Brookline Community Foundation. The move appears to be the product of a mutual decision between Ward and the BCF Board of Trustees.

Town Administrator’s Smart Meter Task Force Suggests Changes for the Better

Positive changes are on the horizon for anyone parking a car in Brookline.  Town Administrator, Mel Kleckner, is recommending the conversion of multi-space Smart Meters located in town lots to a “pay by space” system.

Town Administrator Mel Kleckner Makes Tough Budget Calls with Reduced Federal Aid Looming

In a memo released on February 10, Town Administrator Mel Kleckner released the findings of the study conducted by the Collins Center of the University of Massachusetts-Boston. The memo also announced the gist of the Planning & Community Development FY 2013 Budget.

Walking the Gauntlet at the Rotary's Chocolate Extravaganza

Sunday, the Brookline Rotary hosted their second Chocolate Extravaganza to benefit the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry and the Brookline Co-op. No cause is more critical right now, and anything that benefits feeding our neighbors is my cup of tea.

BHS’ Sojourners Travel Through History And The South

Students often use February vacation as a time to step away from their textbooks, but (as usual) a group of Brookline High Schoolers is bucking that trend. This year, eleven BHS students and one teacher will open their history books, flip to the chapter on the Civil Rights Movement, and jump straight in. Guided by the award-winning “Sojourn to the Past” program, the group will travel through five states, visiting historic landmarks, meeting pioneering figures, and visualizing for themselves events that are seared into the nation’s memory.

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