Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Board of Selectmen hear updates and announcements in several areas.
On the Board of Selectmen's agenda for last night, several items were announcements. It also listed an in-progress agreement with Boston Developent Group about the Circle Cinema site in Cleveland Circle, as well as an item entitled "Sensible Development." The sensible development agenda item featured four speakers from the Brookline Neighborhood Alliance. Some offered constructive criticism, while others expressed frustration and confusion at the process. Check back later today for more about sensible development. Boston Development Group (BDG) has volunteered to enter into a Payment in Lieu of Taxes, or PILOT agreement with the town for the old circle cinema site, the zoning for which is among the warrant articles. The site straddles …
Sunday, May 8, 2011
The week held a town election, and a lewd man brought to justice.
We spent much of Monday looking for reactions to the news of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's death. Logan officials added some more security after the news, and a wreath was laid on the 9/11 memorial. The girls' Crew took the Q Cup. Police also started searching for a man charged with open and gross lewdness. Town elections were held Tuesday. Frugal Family celebrated moms and dads, and Moms Talk asked some poignant questions about Vintage ads. Warriors Baseball took down their Newton North foes, and Volleyball took on Wellesley and won 3-1. Full election results came out Wednesday. Despite paltry voter turnout of less than 8%, incumbent Selectmen Dick Benka and Nancy Daly reclaiming their seats. Patch also released its blogging platform…
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The full results from last night's Town Election
Town elections were last night, and had a fairly slim response from Brookline's voting population. Of the over 35,000 voters in Brookline, only about 2,800 voters turned out to the polls–this adds up to less than 8% of the voting public. Both incumbent Selectmen, Nancy Daly and Dick Benka, defeated competitor Andrew Ghobrial by over 1500 votes each. The re-elected selectmen took 45% and 43% of the votes respectively. Only three candidates were running for the three School committee seats, thus newcomer Amy Kershaw was elected alongside incumbents Alan Morse and Rebecca Stone. Candidates for the Library Board of Trustees, and Housing Authority were all running unopposed as well. [Correction: Did the math wrong on the initial report. "Less…
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
2011 Town Election had a low turnout, but the incumbent selectmen retained their seats.
Town Election results, an unofficial version, have been released. Both incumbent Selectman candidates, Dick Benka and Nancy Daly, have been re-elected. The initial results show that Benka scored just over 43% of the vote and 45% went to Daly. Of the over 35,800 voters registered in Brookline, only about 2,800 voters cast their votes by the time polls closed. We will post full results for all elected positions in the morning.
Essential daily information
Town elections are today. Don't forget to cast a vote for the numerous Town Meeting Members, or the Library Trustees, School Committee members, a Housing Authority position, and the Three Selectman Candidates Check back later today for more information. The green-minded may want to check into the Weston Library, 87 School Street in Weston, Mass. There, Land's Sake, will talk about the benefits of Ecological Lawn Care. For example, using nematodes to control grubs, letting beneficial bacteria and insects roam free, and seeding versus sodding to give your lawn a gorgeous and chemical-free look. The class begins at 7 p.m. and–while donations are welcome–is free. The New Moms Support Group meets every Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m. at Temple Ohabei …
Friday, April 29, 2011
Get to know the three Selectman candidates before voting May 3.
Town Elections are on May 3. Patch sat down with the three candidates for the two Selectman seats for a quick video interview. All three were asked the same six questions, which brought out a little of their policies and their personalities. The three interviews will be posted in alphabetical order: Dick Benka, Nancy Daly and Andrew Ghobrial. Check back later for more interviews.