Wednesday, June 5, 2013
It’s thorough and fast, but are you getting too many notifications?
The MBTA launched its new alerts system Tuesday, and as promised the alerts are detailed and timely, but depending on what you clicked when you signed up, you may be bombarded with emails or texts. The service offers a variety of clickable options and you can opt in or opt out as you please. In the early going, have you found the new service helpful, or are you busy deleting unwanted emails and avoiding your phone’s texts? Tell us in the comments.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
What do you think about missing dog signs in town?
Yesterday, we ran an article about the town’s displeasure with the missing signs for Tessa Lehane. In response, Dennis Lehane wrote: "I can see the town of Brookline's point. And there's no reason we should expect preferential or selective treatment because of my last name. If this is their policy then we will abide by it and take the signs down. The town of Brookline and the city of Boston have been nothing but supportive during this situation and we thank them wholeheartedly." A few readers responded to this: Bill Davidson: "Oh, Brookline, you love to rain on a parade, don't you? Don't ever change." Carol Post Pfaelzer: "Unbelievable! Their arrogance is unmet by other communities trying to BE a community of people helping one another.…
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Do you have any advice for a family who has just lost their dog?
Have you ever lost your dog? It’s a pretty rotten feeling. My dog ran away for a matter of hours and it was a family-wide bummer. Lehane and a group volunteers have started canvassing the area, which you and your friends are welcome to join, but what else should he do? If you’ve ever been in this position, what worked? What didn’t work? Do you have any tips on what not to do? If you have any advice for Mr. Lehane and his family, please leave tips or support in the comments section.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Let's talk taxes.
The Board of Selectmen decided on the tax levy burden this week. The tax burden for the fiscal year 2013 looks a lot like they did this year, with a CIP of 1.73, putting the tax rates at $11.65 for residential property and $18.98 for commercial property for every thousand dollars. So the floor (comments section) is open to any taxpayers who want to weigh in on taxes in town. Can’t imagine anyone enjoys paying taxes, but are they fair? One reader wrote : Publius 3:10 pm on Thursday, November 29, 2012 "Any thought given to, you know, trimming the budgetary fat, rather than automatically going for the tax hike? No, I didn't think so." What to do think? Let us know!
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Use the comments section to weigh in on the proposed 40B development in Hancock Village.
Many residents of Brookline spoke out against the idea of building a 40B, 271-unit development with 55 low-income units in Hancock Village. One of the major concerns was the lack of room in the schools in town. Another issue was the idea of building a large complex on “a street that isn’t really a street.” What do you think about this? Is the school capacity reason enough to not build this development? Is this development too big? Do you want more affordable housing in Brookline? Do you think this is too much of a “Not In My Back Yard” routine? Use the comments section to let your voice be heard.