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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...

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...
Sarra Patton

Brookline Community Members Join Forces To Celebrate JFK’S Birth, Legacy

When the nation steps out on May 29 to honor those who died while serving the country in the armed forces, Brookline will also...

July Morning

There I was on a July morning Looking for love... Uriah Heep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grSWdLdp7po  

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....

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...

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...
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...

Brookline’s Fire Stations Hold Moment Of Silence

As police and fire departments across the country remember those who died as a result of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Commonwealth...

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...

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...

Brookline Honors JFK During Centennial Celebration

A man of eloquent speeches, a drive for global unity, and a love for Boston creme pies, John Fitzgerald Kennedy has been nothing short...

Brookline To Honor Three Slaves Who Marched To Lexington

Bearing several veterans memorial plaques, the lobby walls of Town Hall serve as a tribute to Brookline’s many veterans, and as a testament to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

JFK House Celebrates Rosemary Kennedy’s 100th Birthday

The boyhood home of President John F. Kennedy in Massachusetts is celebrating the 100th birthday of his oldest sister, Rosemary Kennedy. The John Fitzgerald Kennedy...
Elmon Hendrickson, Commander of the Brookline American Legion Post 11, raising the U.S. flag.

Flag-Raising Ceremony Honors Brookline Slaves Who Fought In Revolutionary War

On Tuesday, students, teachers and members of the Brookline community came together for a flag-raising ceremony on Cypress Field honoring Adam, Peter and Prince,...

Happy Independence Day!

On January 20, 1961 John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address inspired Americans to see the importance of civic action and public service. His historic words, which...
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...

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...

Remembering Brookline’s Sonia Paine: Survivor, Businesswoman, Fighter

She fled from the Nazis with her parents in 1939, fended off career criminal “Little Nick” when he tried to rob her, and distinguished...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Taft At 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...

Brookline Votes To Change Name Of Devotion School

Brookline Town Meeting voted Tuesday to rename the Edward S. Devotion School, which was named after a resident who owned a slave in the...
Ogden Standard, 03-20-1918

David E. Putnam