5 hours ago

After 19 years, a familiar face at Brookline's historic sites is retiring

Home to both the Frederick Law Olmsted and John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic sites Brookline has a unique footprint in the National Park Service. If you ask Park Ranger Mark Swarz, that footprint is something to take pride in.After 19 years serving these two historic sites, Swartz, a Brookline native, is retiring from the service.“Brookline having a big footprint in the National Park Service, having these important homes, residences where these major figures once [...]

    After 19 years, a familiar face at Brookline's historic sites is retiring
    Home to both the Frederick Law Olmsted and John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic sites Brookline has a unique footprint in the National Park Service.
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11 hours ago

Downsizing and the lack of housing stock in Brookline

As Brookline faces the challenge of meeting an increasing demand for senior-friendly housing, it is not alone. Many Boston-area communities like Needham, Wellesley and Newton are seeing a large portion of their populations reach retirement age and begin to look for downsizing options.In Brookline, where 14,960 residents, or 25 percent of the town’s population, are over age 55, there are not many downsizing options. The problem is a [...]

    Downsizing and the lack of housing stock in Brookline
    As Brookline faces the challenge of meeting an increasing demand for senior-friendly housing, it is not alone. Many Boston-area communities like Needham, Wellesley and Newton are seeing a large portion of their populations reach retirement age and begin to look for downsizing options.In Brookline, where 14,960 residents, or 25 percent of the town's population, are over age 55, there are not many downsizing options.
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20 hours ago

Hefner pleads not guilty, ordered to stay away from State House

The man at the center of a scandal that has rocked the Massachusetts Senate appeared in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery, open and gross lewdness and dissemination of an illicit nude photograph.During a court appearance just around the corner from the State House, Assistant Clerk Magistrate Lisa Medeiros ordered Bryon Hefner to stay away from the grounds of the state capitol. Medeiros and the attorneys for Hefner also agreed on [...]

    Hefner pleads not guilty, ordered to stay away from State House
    The man at the center of a scandal that has rocked the Massachusetts Senate appeared in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery, open and gross lewdness and dissemination of an illicit nude photograph.
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21 hours ago

Hefner pleads not guilty, order to stay away from State House

The man at the center of a scandal that has rocked the Massachusetts Senate appeared in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery, open and gross lewdness and dissemination of an illicit nude photograph.During a court appearance just around the corner from the State House, Assistant Clerk Magistrate Lisa Medeiros ordered Bryon Hefner to stay away from the grounds of the state capitol. Medeiros and the attorneys for Hefner also agreed on [...]

    Hefner pleads not guilty, order to stay away from State House
    The man at the center of a scandal that has rocked the Massachusetts Senate appeared in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery, open and gross lewdness and dissemination of an illicit nude photograph.
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42 hours ago

How the latest round of Comm. Ave. bridge construction will impact you

This summer, residents of Cambridgeport, Brookline and Allston will have to grit their teeth as the Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans more construction on the bridge that carries Commonwealth Avenue over the Massachusetts Turnpike.The eastbound side of the bridge was demolished and rebuilt over 20 days in the summer of 2017. This year's demolition and construction work will take place over 15 days, according to a MassDOT press release. The $110 million project will make [...]

    How the latest round of Comm. Ave. bridge construction will impact you
    This summer, residents of Cambridgeport, Brookline and Allston will have to grit their teeth as the Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans more construction on the bridge that carries Commonwealth Avenue over the Massachusetts Turnpike.The eastbound side of the bridge was demolished and rebuilt over 20 days in the summer of 2017.
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42 hours ago

BROOKLINE ELECTIONS: How will candidates move the ninth school process along?

The Brookline Annual Town election is heating up as candidates vie for spots in the midst of debates on such hot button topics as the override and the ninth school search. Of particular note this year are the contested Select Board and School Committee races. This week in the TAB’s question of the week, the School Committee and Select Board candidates discuss the ninth school search process. Question: The process to identify a solution [...]

    BROOKLINE ELECTIONS: How will candidates move the ninth school process along?
    The Brookline Annual Town election is heating up as candidates vie for spots in the midst of debates on such hot button topics as the override and the ninth school search. Of particular note this year are the contested Select Board and School Committee races.
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44 hours ago

Around Brookline

UpcomingThursday, April 26Annual Town Election Forum: 4-6 p.m., Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St., Brookline. Free. Select Board and School Committee candidates, override and debt exclusion proposals. Sponsored by Brookline Senior Center and BrooklineCAN Livable Community Advocacy Committee.Wine and Investing: 6:30 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon St., Brookline. Free. For information: 617-695-4617; ingoodcompany@massmutual. [...]

    Around Brookline
    UpcomingThursday, April 26Annual Town Election Forum: 4-6 p.m., Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St., Brookline. Free. Select Board and School Committee candidates, override and debt exclusion proposals. Sponsored by Brookline Senior Center and BrooklineCAN Livable Community Advocacy Committee.Wine and Investing: 6:30 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon St., Brookline. Free.
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44 hours ago

Florida student's racist prom proposal references 'picking cotton'

Noah Crowley's sign said, 'If I was black I'd be picking cotton, but I'm white so I'm picking u 4 prom.'

    Florida student's racist prom proposal references 'picking cotton'
    Noah Crowley's sign said, 'If I was black I'd be picking cotton, but I'm white so I'm picking u 4 prom.' SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. - A Riverview High student is under fire after using a racist sign to ask his girlfriend to the school's prom.
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44 hours ago

Religion Notes

At Mars Hill Fellowship ChurchAmos A. Lawrence School, 27 Francis St., Brookline, marshillfellowshipchurch.com.Pre-service prayer: 10: 45 a.m.; Worship: 11 a.m. Sundays.Congregation Mishkan Tefila384 Harvard St., Brookline617-332-7770; info@MishkanTefila.org; MishkanTefila.org.Shabbat Services: Fridays at 6 p.m.; Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.We began our newest chapter as a pillar of the campus in 2016 and we are [...]

    Religion Notes
    At Mars Hill Fellowship ChurchAmos A. Lawrence School, 27 Francis St., Brookline, marshillfellowshipchurch.com.Pre-service prayer: 10: 45 a.m.; Worship: 11 a.m. Sundays.Congregation Mishkan Tefila384 Harvard St., Brookline617-332-7770; info@MishkanTefila.org; MishkanTefila.org.Shabbat Services: Fridays at 6 p.m.; Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.We began our newest chapter as a pillar of the campus in 2016 and we are getting ready for the opening of the campus building this coming year.
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44 hours ago

Boomers and Beyond

The following programs will take place at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St. For information, call 617-730-2770 or brooklineseniorcenter.org.April spotlighted volunteer opportunities: This month’s spotlighted opportunities include: Coffee Duty – 8-9 a.m. Fridays; Food Pantry – volunteers for morning and afternoon (able to lift 30 lbs.) set-up, shopping assistance and Russian interpreters from 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays; Food [...]

    Boomers and Beyond
    The following programs will take place at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St. For information, call 617-730-2770 or brooklineseniorcenter.org.April spotlighted volunteer opportunities: This month's spotlighted opportunities include: Coffee Duty - 8-9 a.m. Fridays; Food Pantry - volunteers for morning and afternoon (able to lift 30 lbs.)
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45 hours ago

Chris Flisher: Pluto bring great impact

Week of April 23The mighty, but little outer planet, Pluto turns retrograde at the beginning of the week. As mentioned in previous writings, Pluto is the harbinger of change and usually in a fairly dramatic and long-running manner. Much of that depends on the individual's chart. There is a portion of your life where Pluto is currently positioned. It is in this area where you will likely see the greatest impact. Also if Pluto is in aspect to any other planet in an [...]

    Chris Flisher: Pluto bring great impact
    Week of April 23The mighty, but little outer planet, Pluto turns retrograde at the beginning of the week. As mentioned in previous writings, Pluto is the harbinger of change and usually in a fairly dramatic and long-running manner. Much of that depends on the individual's chart.
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45 hours ago

Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day, 4-23-18

Check out Tiptoe through the Tulips and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com

    Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day, 4-23-18
    Check out Tiptoe through the Tulips and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com We're always asking our readers to share their photos with us.
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45 hours ago

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras celebrating 60 years

The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras celebrates its 60th anniversary during the 2017-18 season.BYSO works to encourage musical excellence in a professional and supportive environment by providing the highest quality orchestra training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12, while making its programs accessible to underserved communities through financial assistance and outreach.At its founding in 1958, BYSO was a single orchestra of 80 young players. [...]

    Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras celebrating 60 years
    The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras celebrates its 60th anniversary during the 2017-18 season.BYSO works to encourage musical excellence in a professional and supportive environment by providing the highest quality orchestra training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12, while making its programs accessible to underserved communities through financial assistance and outreach.At its founding in 1958, BYSO was a single orchestra of 80 young players.
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