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 been connected to Brookline since 1988. He founded his first business in 1998 from his then-home on Columbia Street. Later he served as President of the Coolidge Corner Merchant’s Association for 6 years, acting as a liaison between the town, business, and residential communities. In 2006, Harvey founded CoolidgeCornerHub.com, which later became BrooklineHub.com.
In 2011, Harvey created the Brookline Youth Awards. Now entering its 10th year, the Youth Awards, held annually at the Coolidge, is an opportunity for adults to hear about the character, challenges, and dreams of its young people through the power and intimacy of video interviews. Through his company, ADW Video Productions, Harvey has produced for the event more than 135 video interviews of Brookline teens and 23 interviews of Brookline adults dedicated to the advancement of young people.
Harvey also produced and directed, Soul Witness, The Brookline Holocaust Witness Project based on Holocaust testimonies that had been locked in a closet for decades; as well as Brookline, Facing Civil Rights, which is about racism and segregation in the 1950s and 1960s
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.
Celina Colby is a freelance writer and digital marketer living in Boston. When she’s not sampling a new restaurant or reviewing an art exhibit, she’s exploring new territories for her travel, art, and style site Trends and Tolstoy.
Tanner Stening is a reporter for the Cape Cod Times. He enjoys all things news, all things literary and all things tennis.
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.
Sam Clark has spent the entirety of his life studying film. Having garnered knowledge and experience through the New School “SOCAPA” program in New York City, and has studied as a film production major at Emerson College, Sam has dedicated his entire being to the arts. He is also a self-proclaimed “film savant” with a nearly encyclopedic knowledge of films of any genre. He prides himself as a film analyst as well as a screenwriter. Before connecting with the Brookline Hub, he has unveiled his film criticisms on sites such as Instagram and IMDB; drafting an annual “Top 50 movies of the year” list. His passions are revealed through his articulate and thoughtful writing pieces.
Richard Desir is a recent Brookline High graduate, who is now a student at Dartmouth College and has simultaneously begun his writing career with the BrooklineHub. He has made a lasting impact on the Brookline community inside and outside of the classroom through his work with the Brookline High student-run club Students Against Institutional Racism (SAIR) along with being recognized as the 2019 Brookline Youth of the Year. He enjoys content creation and playing Spikeball with friends.