Tuesday, October 11, 2011
This nifty video tutorial shows users of any Patch site how to post an announcement, including full press releases, by using the tools available to all users on the Patch.
Have you ever sent a press release to the editor of your Patch site and wondered when it was going to post? How about sent him or her a birth announcement or perhaps an obituary (which are published free on Patch sites) or school award only to wonder if it was ever going to be published? Well, our Patch sites are designed in a way that is easy for users to post their own announcement without having to wait for the editor to post it for you. It really is the best way to post your announcement or press release if you are a nonprofit agency, for profit agency, government body or other group to get your stuff on the Patch, instantly. Follow this video tutorial to see how to do this, step by step. After you finish watching the video, consider …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Combined Jewish Philanthropies donates laptops to Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline, MA.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Saturday, October 8, 2011
The following is a press release from Combined Jewish Philanthropies: Lisa Breit of Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) hands laptops to Larissa Halfond and Ariana Katz of Temple Ohabei Shalom as a part of the Teaching and Technology Fellowship program, on Sunday, September 26, 2011. The fellowship is meant to use technology to empower learners and strengthen their sense of Jewish identity, connection and knowledge through seminars and workshops. As part of the fellowship, CJP will give each school 10 netbooks, projectors, digital media equipment, and other tools for infusing technology into their curriculum.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Rotary Club and Boston University have sponsored a baby from Panama to receive heart surgery.
Diego Herrera is only six months old, but he’s already been to three countries and has spent more time in a hospital bed than some people spend in a lifetime. Diego, who is here with his parents Arquimedes and Marie Claire Herrera from Panama, has a heart defect affecting his collateral arteries that requires complicated surgery not offered in his home country. With the support and donations from Gift of Life New England and the Rotary Club of Brookline, Diego was able to travel to Boston to undergo surgery at Children’s Hospital. The Rotary Club raised $5,000 to help pay for his surgery through a series of fundraisers, ads and other collections. His parents described the journey the family has endured since learning about his heart …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Brookline church building receiving green upgrades with the help of a Boston non-profit.
First Parish in Brookline, a local church building built on the site of the original Brookline town hall, is getting some green upgrades with the help of New Generation Energy, a non-profit organization dedicated to making communities greener. For information on donations, visit the project webpage on New Generation Energy. Learn more about the project on the First Parish Facebook page.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Members of Engine 1 and Ladder 2 in Brookline Village recognized for heroic rescue.
Firefighters from Engine 1 and Ladder 2 recently were recognized for a heroic rescue of a woman from an apartment fire at 405 Washington Street on March 29, 2011. On the morning of March 29th at approximately 12:45 a.m., Brookline Firefighters responded to a reported building fire. Upon arrival, they were met by citizens on the curb reporting a fire on the first floor with a possible woman trapped in the apartment. Firefighters from Engine 1 under the command of Lt. Kyle McEachern stretched a hoseline into the rear of the courtyard and into the stairwell along with members of Ladder 2 under the direction of Lt. Paul Trahon. The Firefighters encountered a metal entry door secured with multiple locks and smoke pouring from underneath the …
Monday, June 13, 2011
Richie's, a Brookline pizza shop, owner bakes up tasty tributes to the Boston Hockey team.
The quickest way to a man's heart is through his stomach, as the old proverb says; Sometimes something good for the stomach comes out of a man's heart as well, like special Bruins-themed pizzas coming hot and fresh from the oven at Richie's on Beacon Street. Fans can score a free slice simply by showing up while the game is on. Said owner, Richard Siber, "I've been making pizzas during their run, starting with Tampa Bay. People come in and watch the game, I bring out the pizzas. We all get a good smile and the camaraderie; we all enjoy a little of the Bruins experience." For Siber, hockey is a long-time passion. He currently plays on a team, and grew up watching the Bruins play. He says he "got caught up in the moment," and started making …
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Brookline High students dish out Japanese cuisine to raise money for devastated nation.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Brookline High students served up a variety of Japanese dishes outside the school Thursday afternoon as they kicked off a campaign to raise money for relief work in Japan, which has been pummeled by earthquakes, a tsunami and the threat of nuclear meltdown in the last week. Students also asked passersby to fold origami cranes in an effort to collect 1,000 paper cranes.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Elementary schools featuring special menu to emphasize environmental impact of food choices during climate week.
Dr. Sonya Elder was very busy last Friday. Not only is Elder the director of food services for the Public Schools of Brookline, but on this day she was in charge of making sure 400 pounds of Nella Pasta’s artisan winter-squash ravioli got safely from Jamaica Plain, where it was made, to each of the eight elementary schools in Brookline. During a snowstorm. One that was bad enough to cancel school for the day. Wait, Brookline's elementary school students get to eat artisan ravioli? Yes, they do—during Brookline's Climate Week. The Jamaica Plain pasta is part of a menu of locally produced cafeteria food being served in the Brookline schools this week. Elder said the idea of local lunches came out another climate-related initiative: …