Week in Review: April 2 - 6
Brookline's week in review of a notable passing, the Poet Laureate pick, a screening of "Bully" and the tax prep poll.
- Last Monday was the beginning of a smart week: the start of the Best Tax Preparation in Brookline poll. Last weekend, friends and family gathered to pray for Franco Garcia's safe return. The dry weather brought about a Fire Weather Watch for Tuesday in Brookline. Then we met the first woman to enter the Boston Marathon.
- Tuesday, we had Weston's Beginnings School set to speak at Coolidge Corner Theatre's 'Bully' screening. A Dorchester Man was convicted of the murder of a West Roxbury resident and Brookline High graduate, getting the man a sentence of life in prison. A BU Student Paper came under fire, largely from readers, after an April Fools "Joke", forcing the editor-in-chief to step down.
- The town's First Poet Laureate, Judith Steinbergh, was picked Wednesday. The Town Meeting Moderator also asked Town Officials to consider Electronic Voting for future Town Meetings. George Clooney's "The Descendants" kept its spot atop Brookline's Top Ten Movies. We shared some tips, tricks and terms for Letters to the Editor, and extended an invitation to write in.
- Thursday, we heard from Puja Mehta, a candidate for Brookline Library Trustee. A Route 9 East major gas main break shut the road down for part of the day. The big news of the day was also the MBTA Fare Hike, Service Cut plan, which was approved, more info on our MBTA fare plan video. After a new scandal emerged, we asked: Do you still eat Upper Crust pizza? The Brookline Police responded to reported suspicious activity at banks on Beacon Street, and arrested three people in connection.
- For those running in local elections, we shared some ways Patch can help your campaign on Friday. We named our winner of the Best Tax Prep poll: Doug J. Murstein, and followed up with a question of nominating the best Sporting Goods Stores for this week's poll. We also shared our weekly columns for real estate buffs and bargain hunters: House Hunt, Sold and Yard Sales.
Over the weekend, a famous Brookline native passed: Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes.
Editor's Note: This column typically appears on a Sunday.