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BCAN Shares Snow Removal Concerns

BCAN Shares Snow Removal Concerns

Frank and Carol Caro, with Ruthann Dobek of the Council on Aging and the Brookline Senior Center, and members of the Jewish Family & Children’s Service, formed The Brookline Community Aging Network in 2011. The organization’s principal purpose is to ensure a place for our older Brookline residents as a vital part of the town’s social, cultural and civic life, according to BCAN’s mission statement.

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Vote Yes on Article 29

Brookline’s commercial areas are made up of 3 basic groups, national chains, franchise and dealer owned operations, and independent businesses. Many affectionately refer to Independent, local stores as “mom and pops”.

Warrant article 29, which will be considered by Town Meeting in May, celebrates the contributions, resiliency, and heart of our local independent businesses. It’s also about encouraging the Town of Brookline to spend more of your hard-earned tax money locally, so your money can stay local.

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What I Saw At The Feed Brookline Dinner

What I Saw At The Feed Brookline Dinner

Our annual Feed Brookline Drive to benefit the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry concludes with a dinner at the Fireplace. Remarkable generosity and compassion was alive and well even before the dinner started.

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Volunteer Math Tutors Needed

Volunteer Math Tutors Needed

The Boston Teachers Union School, located in Jamaica Plain, is seeking after school math tutors! Volunteers will work with students in grades 6-8 on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays. Tutors work one-on-one, or with small groups of students, in order to help scholars better understand math concepts and complete their math assignments. Tutoring starts at 3:15 and runs until 4:30. Please contact David Weinstein with any questions and/or to sign up to be a volunteer.

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David Weinstein

7/8th Grade Math Teacher

Boston Teachers Union Pilot School

25 Walk Hill St.

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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857-334-9855

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Siraj's Freestyle Skate Featured

Siraj's Freestyle Skate Featured

 

A video of Youth Award winner, Yasmin Siraj’s freestyle skate at the 2013 National Figure Skating Championships will be one of the features of Thursday’s 4th Annual Brookline Youth Awards at the Coolidge. Yasmin is also a concert pianist who has performed at Carnegie Hall 3 times. The 2014 Brookline Youth Awards will be held in the main theater of the Coolidge Corner Theater on April 10 from 7-9pm. The Town of Brookline and this publication sponsor this 4th annual event.

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The Abortion Buffer Zone Law Should be Upheld in Massachusetts

What is supposed to be a private decision becomes a public one, where women who are likely feeling vulnerable or nervous to begin with would be bombarded by a sanctimonious stranger handing out unsolicited advice, "counseling," and biased reading material.

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Booked: Steve Almond

Booked: Steve Almond

September 12, 2014: You've seen the headlines: Miami Dolphins' starting left tackle Jonathan Martin quits the team and goes for psychological treatment, partially as the result of "persistent bullying" including racist texts sent by fellow Dolphins' player Richie Incognito. Then there's Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and the video showing Rice dragging his unconscious fiancé out of an Atlantic City elevator—after he had punched and knocked her out. And there’s the damning PBS Frontline special “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” which opens with the story of Pittsburgh Steelers’s “Iron Mike” Webster, who died at just 50 years old, eleven years after retiring from the NFL. Autopsy results revealed the brutal toll football had taken on both his body and brain. Questions followed about how football destroys the brains of players (high-paid NFL stars as well as school athletes) and how much the NFL knew and when they knew it.

One football fan who could not remain in denial about the controversies swirling around his favorite sport is writer Steve Almond. In his fierce new book Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto, he addresses the problems of racism, misogyny, greed, and grievous injuries that the NFL and NCAA would rather sweep under the rug. Instead of picking up your remote this Sunday to watch the Miami Dolphins take on the Buffalo Bills, you might pick up a copy of Almond’s book at the Brookline Booksmith. Almond will be reading from Against Football at the Coolidge Corner Theatre this Thursday, September 18 at 7PM. I emailed with Almond to find out how a diehard football fan came to write such an outspoken manifesto.

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Join Me for Dinner Wednesday Night?

 

This February 17 students from Brookline High School will embark on the "Sojourn To The Past" trip -- a ten day journey to the 5 Southern states to visit sites related to the Civil Rights Movement. The BHS students will meet some of most influential activists from the 1960s and 1970s.  As in past years, the trip will be a life-changing experience for all involved. Pleas join me at the Village Smokehouse on January 29th for a BBQ buffet to support this amazing journey. Read more...

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Elias Audy; It's All About Friendship

Elias Audy; It's All About Friendship

Elias Audy came to this country at the age of 20 on October 13, 1969 at 2:30pm; he actually remembers when his plane landed. Born in North Lebanon, a country known for it’s great education system, Elias comes from a tolerant community known for its diversity of religion and political ideologies. Odd isn’t it how so many Americans assume all immigrants come from a place less sophisticated than ours?

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Town of Brookline Survey

Take 5 minutes to fill out a Town of Brookline survey to help make Coolidge Corner and the rest of our commercial areas more vibrant! All responses are confidential. 

 

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2013 BrooklineHub.com Youth of the Year, Ben Hoff.

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Brookline Events

Date :
Thu Oct 23 @ 1:30PM
Category :
For Seniors
Event :
Gentle yoga for seniors at Boylston Place
Date :
Thu Oct 23 @ 1:30PM
Category :
For Seniors
Event :
Gentle yoga for seniors at Boylston Place
Date :
Thu Oct 23 @ 1:30PM
Category :
For Seniors
Event :
Gentle yoga for seniors at Boylston Place