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

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.

How Close to a Reality is the Brookline Teen Center?

Just when the heck will the Teen Center open? Some people out there must think they have been hearing about this forever. Creating a Teen Center for a town as large as Brookline is a monumental task. Several individuals and small companies have worked diligently for over 5 years to make it happen. All these combined efforts have brought the BTC to the precipice of reality.

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.

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