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Town Reaches Temporary 40B Safe Harbor

The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has certified that the Town of Brookline is in compliance with its Housing Production Plan,...

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Construction Is Underway

Commonwealth Avenue bridge construction is underway. We encourage motorists, bicyclist, and pedestrians to stay clear of the area and seek alternate routes during the re-build....

TRIPPS – Ride-Hailing Class

Have you been hearing a lot about Uber and Lyft in the news? Curious how this new way of getting around can work for...

Brookline Rolls Out Parking Meter Mobile App: Pay Meters From Your...

After more than a year of investigating and discussion, Brookline has joined Boston and Newton in allowing people to pay for a parking meter...

Devotion Project Remains On Time & On Budget

The Devotion School Renovation continues to be on time and on budget. If you have driven by the project site on Harvard Street recently, you may...

9th School Public Hearing

After hearing the Mid-Point Progress Update on the work HMFH has done to date to study the existing school site options on February 8th,...

25 mph As The Default In Brookline?

How fast should you be driving around Brookline? Not fast, say many residents and the transportation division often gets an ear full about it....

Sidewalk Snow/Ice Removal, Enforcement, & Reporting

Sidewalk Snow/Ice Removal Bylaw Enforcement: The current deadline for Sidewalk Snow/Ice Removal By-Law enforcement for commercial and multi-family buildings is 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March...

Brookline Hubway Stations Set To Return Friday

If you have been wondering where Brookline's four Hubway's stations are now that it is (sort of ) nice out, grab your bike helmets...

Water Main Break Cleared; All Roads Open

A major water main break at the Boston-Brookline line has been cleared, Brookline police said. All roads are now open. The break, just past...

Babcock Street Gets Temporary Hubway Bike Station

With the Commonwealth Avenue bridge construction now underway, many commuters will find themselves struggling to get to work. Commonwealth Avenue will close to all traffic...

Power Outage In Brookline: More Than 200 Without Power

If you have called Eversource to let them know your power is out, you are not alone. Some 220 people in Brookline are without power....

Brookline To Take Largest Town Title After Framingham Recount

They really did it. Framingham voters elected to become a city, the voter recount showed Monday. The recount today affirmed the results of the...

Tips To Keep Warm In Brookline

You do not a weatherman to tell you it is cold outside as it is the first thing most of us are thinking when we step...

Top 10 Trash Takes Of 2017

Here is a recap of Brookline’s top ten trash and recycling stories for the past year: 1. HPAYT (June 2017) 13,200 Brookline households converted to black...

Brookline’s Controversial Babcock Street Calming Project Still On

Babcock Street is back in the public eye next week. On Monday evening there is a transportation board meeting at town hall on current...

Layoffs At Fallon Ambulance Should Not Impact Brookline

The recent layoffs and contract losses at Fallon Ambulance Service should not affect Brookline, according to Town Administrator Mel Kleckner. Earlier this month the company...

Placard Abuse Prevention Week

The Brookline Police Department will be participating in Placard Abuse Prevention Week to help reduce the misuse of placards statewide. Placard Abuse Prevention Week,...

Stay Up-to-Date On The 9th Elementary School Project

Members of the Brookline community are encouraged to stay up-to-date on the 9th Elementary School Project. Complete details can be found on the Public Schools...

Brookline Public Schools Canceled, Declared Parking Ban

Brookline Public Schools are canceled for Thursday, Jan. 4, the School District announced Wednesday evening at 4:30 p.m. Cue the collective cheer for students...

State Money Helps Massachusetts Communities Save The Environment

When more than 200 communities across the state take small steps to become more energy efficient, the cumulative impact can be significant. In December, the...

Brookline Police Department Has A Bike Unit Consisting Of 17 Officers

Did you know the Brookline Police Department has a Bike Unit which consists of 17 officers? These 17 officers come from various Divisions throughout the...

Brookline Looks To Voters To Help Fund High School Expansion

A Proposition 2 1/2 override is on its way to Brookline voters in May to help fund the high school expansion. During a joint...

Brookline’s New Leaf Blower Laws Take Effect

It is officially leaf blower season in Brookline, and officials are getting the word out to residents about new regulations approved at Town Meeting...

Brookline Celebrates National Public Works Week

The Brookline Public Works Department will celebrate National Public Works Week with an Open House on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. The 3rd graders in...

New 25 mph Default Speed Limit In Brookline

This week Brookline's default speed limit went down to 25 mph where not otherwise posted. State law historically made a reduction in the speed limit...

Brookline Looking Years Ahead With Major Parcel Study

Brookline schools are not the only ones in need of more space - several town departments are running short as well. In an effort...

Share Your Vision For Commercial Development

As part of the Town of Brookline’s Planning for a Changing Brookline series, the Economic Development Advisory board (EDAB) is facilitating a Town-wide Visioning process focused on Brookline’s...

Brookline With 2 Million Rides Via Ride-Hailing Apps In 2017

Each day last year, on average, more than 177,000 people across Massachusetts took out their cellphones, opened a ride-hailing app and summoned a driver...

Is A Parking Space In Brookline Worth $45,000

A piece of real estate about the size of a coffin comes with a drop-dead price in Brookline. It is nearly $45,000 for a parking...

Hubway To Become Blue Bikes, Expand To 3,000 Bikes In 2019

Boston’s public bike-share service, Hubway, announced a new partnership Wednesday with Blue Cross Blue Shield, a health insurance company, that will expand and rebrand...

Green Line “Power Issues” Prompt Delays – Again

The MBTA said a power problem was to blame for causing delays on the Green Line's C and D lines on Monday afternoon. Sound...