Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The town tweeted it's decision in the wee hours Tuesday morning.
Winter's last gasp is playing havoc with Brookline parents' schedules Tuesday morning. The town's public schools are closed Tuesday. While surrounding communities annouced their closures Monday evening, Brookline opted to wait. The decision to shutter the schools for the day was tweeted at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday morning (the town's Twitter time stamp is set to Pacific time, so it reads 1:40 a.m.). While classes are canceled, the School Department's central office and all school offices will be open during regular business hours on Tuesday, according to the department website.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Thanks to Winter Storm Nemo, Brookline is expecting up to two feet of snow this weekend! See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Massachusetts State Police are continuing to investigate a bus crash into an overpass on Soldier’s Field Road Saturday night.
A 17-year-old remains in critical condition two days after a bus crash which caused injuries to dozens Saturday night, according to a Massachusetts State Police statement Monday. The Cavalry Coach bus, which was full of students on their way back to Pennsylvania after visiting Harvard University, slammed into the Bowker Overpass on Soldier’s Field Road at 7:34 p.m. Saturday night. The bus exceeded the 10-foot high limit imposed on large vehicles on the road and Storrow Drive. The Boston Globe reported over the weekend that the driver, Samuel J. Jackson, may have been looking at his GPS moments before the crash. No criminal charges have been filed in the incident as of Monday. Rescue personnel worked through Saturday night first removing …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Forecasters are warning the timing of an approaching snowstorm may make Monday afternoon and evening commute slippery.
There may be an inch of snow on the ground on Monday evening during the evening commute, according to forecasters at WHDH-TV. "Don't expect a ton of snow, but a general 1-3" falls late Monday afternoon, through the evening, producing slick roads, perhaps in time for the ride home from work," writes meterologist Chris Lambert in his blog. Even though not much snow will fall, Lambert said that the snow "will create slick spots on the roads Monday evening and Monday night." The National Weather Service forecasts that the snow will start between 3-5 p.m. in Brookline. The precipitation will change over to sleet later in the evening. Based on the forecast, the weather service has issued a winter weather advisory that runs from 1 p.m. on Monday…
Saturday, January 26, 2013
BHS junior currently in 6th place in Ladies Finals.
Brookline resident Yasmin Siraj will be skating in the finals of the 2013 US Figure Skating Championships tonight, Saturday, Jan. 26, sometime around 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on WHDH-TV 7News Boston. A member of the Boston Skating Club, the 16-year-old Brookline High School junior is currently in 6th place after scoring 57.88 points in the short program in the senior ladies championships taking place in Omaha, Nebraska. One of the youngest skaters in the finals, Siraj will skate second in the final rotation of six competitors. The top two skaters will be named members of the team that will represent the US in the World Championships in Canada. Siraj, who won the New England Regionals to qualify for the finals, won the silver medal at the U.S…
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Department of Conservation and Recreation will be landscaping in the area.
If you're planning on getting out of town for the holidays, you may want to plan around the Riverway. The Department of Conservation and Recreation will shut down one inbound lane on the Riverway between Huntington Avenue and Brookline Avenue Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to a DCR traffic advisory. The DCR will be pruning trees in the area “in order to prevent harm to members of the public and motorists,” according to the advisory. The schedule could change in the event of inclement weather, the advisory said.
Monday, December 3, 2012
A stabbing was reported just before 7 a.m. on Monday.
There are reports of a stabbing on Station Street at around 6:59 a.m. on Monday. Brookline Patch will have more on this as more information becomes available.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
There's a 30 percent chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Norfolk County, which includes Brookline. The service cites a low to moderate chance of strong thunderstorms on Tuesday. The storms could bring heavy rain. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain for Tuesday, according to the service’s regular forecast, and a 60 percent chance tonight. It’ll otherwise be a warm and muggy day. The humidity will slowly dissipate over the course of Wednesday, according to the forecast.
Town Meeting votes for an article expressing regret for its slave-owning past. Not everyone, however, think this article does the job.
Some parts of the Town of Brookline were, at one point, part of America's slave-owning past. It is the task of the Hidden Brookline Committee to bring that past to light. During Thursday night's session of Town Meeting, the first article discussed was Hidden Brookline's Article 27, a resolution to express regret for its part in the slave trade. The article was ultimately passed, but there was discussion about Brookline's racial past and present, and the future of education. "To everything there is a season. We can do something tonight that others were not able to do," said Dr. Barbara Brown, the chairman of Hidden Brookline, "We can face the painful past, and a painful part of that past." Slavery existed in Brookline for the first 25 …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Changing approaches to Passover as the girls mature.
Last year, Muffin and Squeaker were mostly oblivious to the changes that occurred in the house as Passover approached. This year, however, they were completely aware that things were different from the moment I stopped letting them snack in their room or in the living room. This was my attempt to limit the amount of chametz, or food items that are forbidden on Passover, that I would have to clean out of random crevices. It is not random that I have, in the weeks leading up to Passover, referred to Muffin and Squeaker more than once as "chametz with feet." Cheerios, Kix, and other random breakfast cereals seem to appear randomly in odd places in our home. So limiting the locations where I was most likely to find these remnants was an …