The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It works to influence public policy through education and advocacy.
Two Brookline High School students won second prize.
Makena Binker-Cosen and TJ Mukundan, Brookline High SchoolTo view their entry (Big Dreams): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csUpFdGbFkE&feature=youtu.be
To see all the winners: https://lwvma.org/lwvma-announces-winners-of-youth-should-vote-student-video-contest/
Board of Appeals Public Hearing
Monday, May 23, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
Brookline Town Hall
6th Floor Selectmen's Hearing Room
333 Washington Street
40 Centre Street
Application for a Comprehensive Permit (40B) to construct a 6-story residential building to include 45 rental units and 17 ground level parking spaces
* Open hearing and review M.G.L., c.40B regulations
* Presentation of preliminary proposal by Applicant
* Review Comprehensive Permit Application completeness
* Identify potential project elements requiring outside peer review
* Establish a continued hearing date
For additional information or questions, please contact the Department of Planning and Community Development at 617-730-2130.
Join us to celebrate 20 years of advocacy, reflect on the status of health care reform, and look towards the future.
The forum will be held at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street, Brookline, MA.
Following a reception from 6-7 PM, the forum, which is free and open to the public, takes place from 7-9 PM. No registration is required.
on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
at the Pierce School, cafeteria - 50 School St.
It will be held by the Town of Brookline Planning and Community Development Department.
Coffee & Conversation
Friday June 10th, 9:30 AM
2nd Friday @ Panera's Coolidge Corner
Complete Streets Study Committee will hold a public hearing on the Brookline Complete Streets Policy drafted dated 1-11-2016. Committee members will present a summary of the Brookline Complete Streets Policy. Following the presentation members of the Complete Streets Study Committee will take public comment on the proposed draft policy under consideration. Draft policy is available for download at http://www.brooklinema.gov/transportation.
LWVB Panel Discussion on Affordable HousingWatch the video of Dec. 9 program on Affordable Housing on BIG (Brookline Interactive Group): http://brooklineinteractive.org/lvw12915
The following links provide an overview of the December 9th panel discussion about affordable housing along with the slide presentations:
Discussion of possible sites for a ninth elementary school
LINK to Boston Globe article on this meeting:
Civic Moxie Presentation Link: http://www.brooklinema.gov/documentcenter/view/8308
Anthony Flint, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, speaking at the League's Opening Meeting can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/obIYdg8ZlL0
The following article about Opening Meeting by League member Diana McClure appeared in the Tab: http://brookline.wickedlocal.com/article/20151014/OPINION/151017920
The following opinion piece in the Tab by League members Janice Kahn and Betsy DeWitt explain why the League has chosen to focus on the issue of land use in Brookline this year: http://brookline.wickedlocal.com/article/20150923/NEWS/150928065/ And a more recent column entitled, "Affordable Housing Where Do We Go from Here" http://brookline.wickedlocal.com/article/20151201/OPINION/151209749/2011/OPINION