On Thursday, February 4th, Chairwoman Enid Starr, Jesse Geller and Mark Zuroff, collectively the Zoning Board of Appeals, unanimously decided to approve the expansion of the Runkle elementary school at 50 Druce Street in Brookline. However, the decision came with the condition that there must be a Transportation Department traffic study to ensure safety in the area surrounding the school prior to the anticipating reopening of the school.
February 1, 2010
Most Brookline residents assumed Democratic candidate Martha Coakley would win the Massachusetts special Senate election because Massachusetts is usually a blue state. The Senate seat, tragically devoid due to Ted Kennedy’s death last August, has become crucial in the potential legislation regarding national healthcare. But come January 19, 2010 Republican candidate Scott Brown was victorious. The election results came as a major shock to Brookline voters.
Animal cruelty victims were mourned at a peaceful protest outside a local fur boutique in Brookline last Saturday.
I.J. Fox, Harris, and Klaff fur shop was the site of the demonstration by Massachusetts Animal Rights Coalition (MARC.) MARC is a local non-profit organization dedicated to campaigning against fur and all other animal-related industries. The five-year-old group braved the cold to stand outside the store in the usual territory stomped by the designer stilettos of wealthy clientele, armed only with handmade signs.