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BROOKLINE TAB 08/02 - 05/03
 

05/23/03
Slowdog
The Brookline School committee (?) throws a wrench into the new proposoed "off leash" hours for dogs. 05/15/03
Syphen
Town officials consider tapping into the capital budget to consider bloated operating expenses.
05/08/03
Comcast
New cable conglomerate Comcast looks to muscle out Brookline local access TV. 05/01/03
Vote
Spring is here! Take an active role in your town of Brookline and VOTE this Weds. May 6.
04/24/03
Survivor
One incumbent, Carol Axelrod, plus 3 hopefulls make a run to oust current Library Trustee member Ken Jacobson. 04/03/03
roofparking
Headmaster of Brookline promises parking spaces to students in already saturated neighborhood streets.
03/27/03
d-bob
Brookline High Headmaster Dr. Bob promises to take the power of handing out HS diplomas away from the MCAS testing system.
For the record- Dr. Bob took great offense to this cartoon as he said it made him look cowardly.
03/20/03
footbridge
Area Residents express useless fear of an onslaught of crime and horrible things if the long-defunct Longwood footbright is rebuilt, connecting the Riverway with the St. Mary's area.
03/06/03
Cold
As Brookline digs out from the last storm a new cold front combines with a fresh 8 inches of snow in March to make this winter seem endless. 03/13/03
AOTT FISH
Two members of the "Association of Ones, Twos, and Threes" or "AOTT" who speak out against the current AOTT President wake to find dead fish in their mailboxes. The fish, wrapped in the Broookline tab, are in a reference to the movie "The Godfather".
02/27/03
Route 9
Route 9 developers are confident they can fit an extra 7000 cars onto Rt.9 in Brookline with no additional traffic problems. 02/20/03
love
State cuts and the budget crunch have found Brookline looking fondly on some previously shunned money raisers.
02/13/03
crime
Crime, especially robberies, has risen sharply in the past few months. Police and experts blame the sluggish economy. 02/06/03
sting
Instead of supporting and educating local businesses, Brookline police and selectmen trap them in a sting operation to catch stores selling alcohol to minors. Meanwhile, several shops less than 1 block away are being help up at knife-point.
01/23/03
Mitt
Newly Elected Govorner Mitt Romney uses granted Emergency Powers to Slash State Aid to Towns The hit to Brookline is nearly 1.2 Million from the Budget 01/16/03
Kalikow
4-term selectman Donna Kalikow decides not to run for another term aftera champion run of 10 years and 2 stints
as chairman.
01/09/03
Water Bill
Another increase to the water bill- This time caused by state budget cuts to the MWRA. This on top of announced increases last september. 01/02/03
happy new year
Brookline celebrates a new year while trying to put it's troubles behind.
12/19/02
fiscal 04
Budget woes caused by the State reducing funds for fiscal year 2004
threaten new union contract and town hiring.
12/12/02
40b monopoly
Mandate for Low-Income housing threatens what little open space is left in Brookline. Selectmen offer up potential sites to avoid State mediation.
12/05/02
d-bob
Brookline considers easing the stringent leashlaws- allowing dogs 2 hours in morning at the crack of dawn. 11/28/02
condo owner
Brookline Condo owners endure another expense in the form of a tax hike while single home owners catch a tax break.
11/21/02
police
Gun is stolen by from BPD by and ex-con employed by the cleaning company. Cleaning company, not BPD has been doing the background checks. 11/12/02
MCAS
Brookline Scool Commitee members lead a Statewide charge to fight MCAS testing and the power to decide who recieves H.S. diplomas.
10/17/02
no smoke
State decimates budget for funding of No-Smoking initiatives. Impact hits Brookline operations especially hard. 10/10/02
BU
Discovery that Boston University is using several residential buildings for dormatiories. Upon discovery of this zoning violation, BU claims tax exemption for the buildings.
10/03/02
bikeracks
Local group pushes for town money to buy bikeracks- claiming it will alleviate traffic Reality is that it is very, very cold in MA for 4 months a year. Bike racks will also clutter the sidewalks and cost money to shovel out by hand. Got hate mail on this one! 09/26/02
unz
Upcoming vote on the "UNZ" initiative. "UNZ" is an educational reform out of California that promotes intense English immersion over Brookline's current method of gradual introduction.
09/19/02
fire dept
A one-year anniversary tribute to 9/11 and Brookline's firefighters who lost serveral members of thier "sister station" in NY. 09/12/02
primaries
11 local democrats get gritty in thier fight for three district seats.
09/05/02
students
The quiet streets of Brookline brace for the massive influx of Students from the area's many colleges and universities. 08/29/02
parking
Outstanding parking violations leave the town $815,000 short. It is discovered that the majority of unpaid tickets belong to out-of-towners.
08/22/02
water hike
11th hour vote to hike water takes leaves Brookline residents feeling the pinch.    
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