This is Not Goodbye, Brookline

A farewell from your faithful editor.

Dear friends,

Today is my last day reporting in Brookline.

As you may know, I’ve been writing and reporting on life here for nearly four years—first for the Brookline TAB, and more recently for Brookline Patch. It’s been a long and rewarding tenure, but it’s time for me to move on.

Don’t worry; I’m not going far. I’ve grown to love this town over the years and have no plans to leave it. To the many friends I’ve made in my work, please stay and touch and look for me around town. I plan to get even more involved with life in Brookline now that I’m not shackled by the limits of journalistic impartiality.

I also owe many thanks to the hundreds of people who have helped me with research, shared their stories, tolerated my redundant questions and corrected my grammar over the years. Thank you for your time, patience and enthusiasm.

I leave Brookline Patch in the capable hands of your new editor, Grahame Turner. Feel free to give him a shout at Grahame.turner42@gmail.com.

All the best,


Adrienne Kerman March 20, 2011 at 05:04 PM
Good luck in all you do, Neal. I have enjoyed working with you and look forward to seeing you on the sidewalks of Brookline.
Patrick Gabridge March 20, 2011 at 06:59 PM
Good luck, Neal! Your support of Brookline events and projects has been invaluable.
Susan March 20, 2011 at 08:48 PM
Neal, you have done a terrific job getting Brookline Patch off on the right foot. I will miss your cheery tweets, but will be happy to see you more often as a "civilian."
Daniel DeMaina March 21, 2011 at 09:37 PM
Neal, best of luck on your new endeavors. The Patch team will miss you.
Yasmin Nasrullah March 23, 2011 at 03:26 PM
Good Luck Neal!


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