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Local Scout Leader Resigns In Protest Of BSA Ban On Gays

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.

Little Response From the Town as St Mary's Businesses Struggle to Survive

The construction work currently underway in Brookline’s St. Mary’s neighborhood on Beacon Street is at once an endeavor important to the community—as well as to Greater Boston—and yet already a bane to local businesses, commuters and residents.

Brookline Youth Selected To Receive Grant To Fight Big Tobacco

Brookline High School Peer Leadership Program Awarded $2,500 from The 84 Movement

Brookline Recognizes the Contributions of Marge Amster and the Impact of Her Absence

On September 19th, the Brookline business community organized a celebration to express their well-wishes towards Marge Amster as she stepped down from her post as Brookline's Commercial Areas Coordinator. As previously covered in this publication, Ms. Amster chose to relinquish her post following turmoil in the town Advisory Committee regarding her position and alleged personal threats against her made by a board member.

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