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Member Profile: Attorney Susan K. Howards

Susan Howards, a former college professor, was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1989. How long have you been in business in Brookline? I’ve been an attorney in Brookline since 1998. What inspired you to open your practice in Brookline? … Continue reading

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Bakers, and “the moral obligation to be cheerful…”

James Parker, contributing editor at The Atlantic, baked for years at Clear Flour Bread (a proud member of Brookline Local First!). Earlier this month he was asked by the New York Times : “As a writer, what influences you other than books?” In answering, after discussing what he’s … Continue reading

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Member Profile: The Business Resource Guy’s Richard Hassman

Richard Hassman has been The Business Resource Guy in Brookline for the past year and a half, after seven years at it in Northern California. He has had local clients for over five years, having started with ImprovBoston in 2009—and … Continue reading

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Worthwhile read: Globe article on the rescue of the Coolidge

An article in today’s Boston Globe pulls back the curtain a bit on how the Coolidge Corner Theatre was saved from demolition and who was behind the effort that did so. This worthwhile read is a great affirmation of collaboration and community—and it happened in our … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence Awareness Week

As awkward as it sounds, professional football scandals have in recent weeks done an excellent job of raising awareness of domestic violence. It’s now part of mainstream conversation. We hope and believe this elevated awareness will lower the incidence of domestic violence. … Continue reading

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Aborn True Value Hardware Turns 60

  Originally founded as a locksmith and Raleigh Bike dealership in 1954 by Jerry Druker, Aborn True Value has quadrupled in size and remains a locally owned business at 438 Harvard St. (at JFK Crossing) in Brookline.   It is now owned by Jose … Continue reading

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Ethel Weiss Week

PROCLAMATION IN CELEBRATION OF ETHEL WEISS WHEREAS      August 23, 2014 marks Ethel Weiss’s 100th Birthday WHEREAS      Since January, 1939, Ethel Weiss and Irving’s Toy and Card Shop have served, mentored, and befriended generations of Brookline young people WHEREAS      Brookline Local First is a network of … Continue reading

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Brookline’s 2014 Best-of-Boston Winners

The much-ballyhooed annual Best-of-Boston issue from Boston Magazine is out and Brookline is very well represented! Led by Brookline Local First Members Brookline Booksmith , The Children’s Bookshop , Clear Flour Bread , and Magic Beans , there were (your author might have missed a winner or two combing through … Continue reading

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Vibrancy Study 2014 – Life, Activity and Energy in Brookline’s Commercial Areas

In the Executive Summary of this just released study on the Vibrancy of Brookline’s commercial areas the point is made that “the independent retail nature of these commercial areas defines the character of our town as a whole.” – This … Continue reading

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Epilogue: 2014 Warrant Article 29

On Monday evening, June 2, 2014 Brookline Local First presented its local economy resolution, Warrant Article 29 , at Town Meeting. Brookline Local First member Abe Faber of Clear Flour Bread , after being introduced to loud applause, gave a 5 minute talk in favor of … Continue reading

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