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Brookline Town Meeting Starts May 22

This year's Brookline Town Meeting is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 22, in the Brookline High School auditorium at 115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA...

The National Center For Jewish Film’s Annual Festival Starts May 2

The National Center for Jewish Film's annual festival will feature limited release screenings, regional premieres and insightful discussions from May 2 to 13. Professor of American Studies Thomas...

New Task Force Set To Review Devotion’s Name Due To Slaveholding...

“You just picture a little black kid having to walk into a school with the name of a slaveholder,” Brookline resident Deborah Brown said...

Around Town

Upcoming events Thursday, April 5 Lavenber Bee Baking Company Pop-Up: noon - 6:00 p.m. April 5 and 12, Lavender Bee Baking Company, 14 Pleasant Street, Brookline....

In Brookline, Can Renaming A School Help Right The Wrongs Of...

In the past year, Greater Boston has made incremental progress toward reckoning with its fraught racial past. The lone Confederate monument, on a Boston Harbor...

Around Town

1. Learn about the journeys of four women writers at the Women’s Journeys in Writing event at the Brookline Public Library on March 22. Fiction...
Roland Hayes

Town Reconciles With Black History

In 1619, a Dutch ship carried over 20 African slaves to the British colony of Jamestown, VA. This would be just the beginning of...
Ogden Standard, 03-20-1918

David E. Putnam

The Public Library Of Brookline

Library Events March 22 – April 5

Brookline Eats! at Putterham Until the end of March, the Putterham Library is host to “Food for Thought: the Origins of Massachusetts Food and Why...

† Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick")! This cultural and religious...

Where To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In Brookline

On St. Patrick’s Day everyone’s a little Irish. If your plans do not include hopping the T to Southie to watch the parade, here...

Things To Do Around Town

1. Celebrate International Women’s Day at the Brookline Village library branch on March. 15. Participants are invited to bring their daughters and sons to the...

Five Things To Do In Brookline

1. Put on your dancing shoes and raise money for Boston Children’s Hospital’s Every Child Fund on March 9. The Brookline High School Dance Marathon...

Brookline Should Remove Slaveholder’s Name From School

When Brookline’s $120 million renovation of the Devotion School is complete, it will feature about 24,500 square feet of new space and accommodate an...

Medical Visionary, Harlem Renaissance Writer Among Famed Black Brookline Residents

Founder of Plymouth Hospital and Nurses Training School, Dr. Cornelius N. Garland was a visionary and a Brookline resident. Garland opened the small bi-racial hospital...

A Look At Slavery In Brookline

Contrary to a common misconception, the North was not without slavery; in fact, most slave traders were from New England, and Brookline was no...

Black History Month Film Series At Brookline Public Library

In honor of Black History Month, the Public Library of Brookline (361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445) is screening a month-long film series. Join...

Clark Art Institute Names New Chief Advancement Officer

The Clark Art Institute has named Thomas H. Woodward to serve as chief advancement officer, leading the Clark's philanthropy and membership programs. Woodward comes to...

The Мaking Оf “Soul Witness,” The Brookline Holocaust Witness Project.

Sitting in a cabinet in a Brookline office, untouched for 20 years, was a stack of over 100 tapes containing 90 hours of testimonies...

Ice Cream On Sundays And Water From The Charles: A look...

Centuries after Brookline was established, it is easy to take for granted what makes Brookline, Brookline - from the representative Town Meeting to the...

Happenings Around Brookline

Thursday, Jan. 11 "Movement to Music and Imagination”: 11:00 a.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. For more information...

2018 Town Of Brookline MLK Day Celebration

Please join us for Brookline's celebration of the life and values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 3 p.m. Monday, January 15, 2018,...

Brookline Booksmith Brings Dan Rather To Boston

Dan Rather, the iconic former CBS Evening News anchor and journalist is coming to Boston next month. The Brookline Booksmith and WBUR will be...

JFK Birth Centennial Ends On Assassination Anniversary

A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth came to close Wednesday, exactly 54 years after his assassination. National...

JFK Birth Centennial Ending Today On 54th Assassination Anniversary

A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth is drawing to a close exactly 54 years after his...
Zvi Sesling

Brookline Poet Laureate’s New Book Covers A 30-Year Career, Jewish Themes

Brookline’s own Poet Laureate Zvi Sesling has a new book. Sesling has been writing poetry on Jewish themes for over 30 years and his new...

Brookline Resident Writes Book On Russian Jews

A richly journalistic portrait of Russia’s dwindling but still vibrant and influential Jewish community is presented in a new book by bilingual author Maxim...

Remains Of Brookline WWII Airman Returned

After 72 years of being missing in action the remains of Brookline WWII airman, Richard Horwitz, have been identified and returned to Massachusetts. Seventy-two years...

Tales Of A Brookline Boyhood Recounted

As a fourth-generation Brookline resident, Jim Harnedy grew up surrounded by an entire clan of relatives that can trace their history in town back...

Brookline To Consider Indigenous Peoples Day Instead Of Columbus Day

A resolution has been brought forth in Brookline to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day rather than Columbus Day. The change...

The Day I Died: The One-Year Career Of Vaughn Meader

On November 22, 1963, when a Milwaukee cabbie picked up his passenger, the driver recognized 27-year-old Vaughn Meader of the wildly successful comedy album, The...

National Hispanic Heritage Month At The BPD

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Brookline Police Department is honored to introduce you to Detective Carlos Crespo. Detective Crespo, a first generation...