If you try to pay your debts to society only to find a shuttered parking ticket window at the , there is an alternative: go online.
The Town Website, Brooklinema.gov, and opened the door for the , which is divided into three sections: Information, Notify and Payments.
The online Payment section of the site has a number of options for payment: school lunches, water/sewer, parking tickets and excise taxes to name just a few. Should the need arise, you can also order copies of birth, marriage and death certificates online.
Under Notify, the town's system for "Citizen reporting," a system that allows eagle-eyed citizens to report potholes, broken parking meters, , and a number of other things. A service similar to the .
You can sign up for the new Daily Digest under Information. A daily e-mail of town events you are interested in, whether it's the meeting announcements, , or social media posts--such as the Brookline Police Twitter account and the Recreation Department's Facebook page, without signing up for either service.
[Update: While the online payment system is convenient, it may not be free. For parking tickets, at least, there may be fees associated. Twitter user @Dfernald reports there is a fee, which he believes is around $2. 3:35 p.m.]