Tag Archives: independent business

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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Member Profile: Coolidge Corner Yoga’s Tatyana Souza

Tatyana Souza and her husband David opened Coolidge Corner Yoga at 1297 Beacon Street in September 2013. We asked Tatyana some questions about herself and her business to help us and our Brookline neighbors get to know her and CCY … Continue reading

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2014 Independent Business Survey

The following summary extract from the 2014 Independent Business Survey summarizes the fundamental reason we exist as an organization: “The Local First movement is influencing buying habits. A large majority of businesses located in cities with an active Local First … 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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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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Congratulations Bank of Canton!

The votes are in! Gatehouse Media New England’s Wicked Local Readers have voted Brookline Local First member  Bank of Canton as “Best Community Bank.” Visit Brookline’s own Bank of Canton Branch located at 166 Harvard Street.  

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Coolidge Corner Yoga’s Salute to Summer!

Salute the Summer Sun in Brookline! FREE all-levels yoga, Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. Minot Rose Garden at Browne & St. Paul Streets, Brookline (located in the southeast corner of Winthrop Square) Co-hosted by Coolidge Corner Yoga & the Brookline Departments … Continue reading

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Why you should shop Local First

The following column appeared in the print version of the Brookline Tab on Thursday, April 10, 2014: Why you should shop ‘local first’ by Brookline Local First founding members Abram Faber (co-owner of Clear Flour Bread ) and Dana Brigham (co-owner of Brookline Booksmith ). Brookline Local First … Continue reading

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