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Teen Center Open House a Smashing Success!

Teen Center Open House a Smashing Success!

It seemed like all of Brookline came to 40 Aspinwall Avenue on Sunday, October 30th to see the latest stage in Paul Epstein’s marathon vision to bring our community a much needed Teen Center. My trained eye estimated that close to 1,000 people attended.

 

Dr Joseph Cronin To Provide Brookline An Education In Education Reform

In the wake of recent announcements – such as the state’s grant-winning turn in the Race to the Top competition, or its bid to opt out of No Child Left Behind – Massachusetts residents might feel compelled to learn something about how their capital city’s public school system went from a morass of institutionalized corruption and segregation to where it is today. Brookline residents will have a great opportunity to do just that on November 3rd, when author Dr. Joseph Cronin leads a panel discussion at the Brookline Booksmith. One thing attendees will certainly learn: the state as a whole could take lessons from Brookline, a key player in the history of Boston school reform.

Brookline Booksmith Turns 50!!!

Paperback Booksmith (the original name of the store) opened its doors in Coolidge Corner, Brookline, in November, 1961. It was one of only three "paperbacks-only" bookstores in the country heralding what was then called The Paperback Revolution. Until that time, paperbacks had been a nominal part of a bookstore's sales, but within a few years they would be the dominant product line.

Brookline Teen Center Takes Flight With Financial Support From Brookline Bank

BROOKLINE, MA - The Brookline Teen Center (BTC), a new, planned facility to provide safe, supervised activities for Brookline teens has received a $4 million line of credit from Brookline Bank.  The financing should allow the BTC to start construction next year as it continues to raise funds to build a 12,000 square foot facility and sustain the organization well into the future.

New Life Breathed Into Pleasant Street Block : Tiny Hanger Opens Its Doors

Walking east on Beacon Street from the Beacon/Harvard Street intersection land you right in front of Boca Grande Taqueria and Jerusalem Pita and Grill.  Going one street number down, one finds several storefronts in disrepair.  One address in the building, however, recently saw the opening of a new business - Tiny Hanger - proving headway can be made in renovating the area.

Smart Meters Leave Seniors Out In the Cold

The Saga of the Smart Meters is by now familiar to most Brookline residents.  Town Administrator Mel Kleckner formed the Parking Meter Task Force, a group that has already improved the parking meter experience significantly for most users and is prepared to do more. However, some fear that the proposed changes won’t do enough to help one important Brookline demographic – the elderly.

Brookline MRC and CERT Volunteers Honored

“We don’t know if it’s going to be terrorism, a hurricane, tornado or fire, but what we do know is that at some point a crisis will happen in the Town of Brookline and when it does we know we can be overwhelmed and that’s why CERT and MRC exist, ” said Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary at the annual meeting of the Brookline Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) held at the Brookline Public Library on September 15.

Women's 'Freedom & Enslavement' Examined in BAC Exhibition

In an exhibit entitled ‘Freedom & Enslavement’ currently running at the Brookline Arts Center, multi-media artist Myrna Balk and photographer Andrea Rosenthal examine some of the biggest challenges facing women around the world today. Running until November 15th, ‘Freedom & Enslavement’, “offers a window into pressures and choices most of us face to a greater or lesser degree, blurring the line between autonomy and slavery,” the artists commented. The Brookline Arts Center exhibition is presented concurrently with an exhibition of artwork by Balk and Rosenthal at the Newbury College Art Gallery.

Free Parking In Brookline Today????

No, you're not dreaming and it's not a hoax.  It's free to park in Brookline today.  Kind of.  Printed signs announcing the free parking day are periodically adorning meters across town.  As if the promise of free parking wasn't bonus enough, there's even better news behind it.

Formal Investigation in Advisory Committee Member Abuse

Reliable sources have confirmed to BooklineHub.com that a formal investigation was conducted after Commercial Areas Coordinator Marge Amster filed a complaint with the Brookline Human Resources in response to a Advisory Committee Member allegedly victimizing her with a threat and other violations of Advisory Committee policy.

Commercial Areas Coordinator Elects Early Retirement

Marge Amster, who has served Brookline as the Commercial Areas Coordinator since 1999,  just announced she will elect early retirement. Also a resident of Brookline for over twenty years, Amster's last day as Coordinator will be Friday, October 21.  

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Youth Awards Nomination

Nominate a local teen who has made a difference. The deadline to submit nominations is March 13

rescheduled youth awards

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