BrooklineHub.com is a 501C3 non-profit dedicated to reporting and commenting on life, culture and community in Brookline. As part of our mission, we advocate for non-profits vital in making this a better place to live, and by sponsoring and supporting events that promote community-building. We hold the belief that as a community, we should foster the well-being of all, remaining mindful of our young people, seniors, and underprivileged.
R. Harvey Bravman, Publisher
Harvey has lived in and/or owned businesses in Brookline since 1988. In 1998, he founded Advanced Digital Replication from his home on Columbia Street. Six years later, he purchased the Coolidge Corner Gym along with other Brookline residents to preserve a healthy neighborhood-gathering place. He also served as President of the Coolidge Corner Merchants Association for six years, acting as a liaison between the town, business and residential communities. During this time he launched Advanced Digital Websites, moving his office to Washington St.
In the midst of his community and business activities, in 2006 Harvey founded CoolidgeCornerHub.com, which later expanded its focus to the entire town becoming BrooklineHub.com. From this platform, Harvey created community-building initiatives including the Brookline Hub Youth Awards and the Feed Brookline drive to support the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry.
Talia Whyte, Editorial Director
Talia Whyte has been a freelance writer and editor for over 15 years. Her work can be found in the Houston Chronicle, The Progressive, The Grio, The Boston Globe, MSNBC, PBS, Al Jazeera English, among many others. She is also the managing director of Global Wire Associates, a digital communications firm.
Casey Hassenstein, Writer
Casey Hassenstein is a freelance writer with more than twenty years of experience working in a variety of B2B and B2C marketing and communications roles both domestically and abroad. In addition to writing about family, community, and local business issues for the Brookline Hub and other publications including Edible Boston, Casey is a Senior Major Gifts officer at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, MA. She holds a BA in Politics from Princeton University and a MBA from Georgetown University. When not writing or fundraising, Casey can usually be found walking around Brookline Village where she lives with her husband and two young children.
Vekonda Luangaphay, Writer
Vekonda Luangaphay is a freelance writer, who is originally from Syracuse, N.Y. She holds a masters in journalism, and interns at MuckRock. Lately, she’s written stories on lifestyle, food, and government for other various local Boston publications. She enjoys reading, cooking, and listening to music.
Katie and Richard own The Skinny Beet, a locally, independent boutique personal chef and catering company. Their work has been featured in several local and national publications. They are also both food writers, Richard’s cookbook is American Burger Revival: Brazen Recipes to Electrify a Timeless Classic. Katie recently released her book, Superfood Sandwiches: Crafting Nutritious Sandwiches with Superfoods for Every Meal and Occasion.
David Reznikow is a licensed loan partner at Fairway Independent Mortgage. A Brookline native and BHS graduate, Reznikow is currently a Newton resident but has remained part of the Brookline Community. As a Brookline Chamber of Commerce Director and business member Reznikow has had the opportunity to add to the vibrancy and diversity of the business community, while helping to raise funds for local charitable organizations through many Chamber initiatives. Both Reznikow’s parents have businesses in Brookline, still live in the home where they raised three children, and can often be found playing with their grandson, Cameron, at Dean Park.
Danielle Myers has been working in media in the Boston area since 2011. She has been part of the production teams for a wide range of projects, including documentary films and multimedia museum exhibits. In her free time, she enjoys surfing, yoga, and photography.
Alicia Landsberg has been working in educational and tech publishing in the Boston area since 2011. A graduate of Syracuse University, she has written freelance pieces on travel and Boston-area attractions and events. She is currently a resident of Brookline and enjoys books, dance, cooking, and tennis in her free time.