Tall Ships in Boston Harbor leave on Thursday. You still have two days left to enjoy them. Originally Published Jun 19, 2017 , by Bryant Jones
It’s not too late to visit the historic tall ships in Boston harbor. They don’t depart until Thursday morning. If you aren’t already familiar with their special visit to Boston Harbor, you don’t want to miss this first visit back in seventeen years.
Brookline Library Tee Off Star Wars Event. Mini Golf, Raffle, contests, face painting, costumes, cash bar
In the red Imperial Guard costume is Editor Bryant Jones surrounded by Rebel Heroes
Originally published June 19, 2017 By Bryant Jones
Librarian Kerry O’Donnell was amazed, “We had double the attendance of last year’s ‘Tee Off’ event.” At about seven hundred attendees including the adult’s and kid’s hours, this was the most successful “Tee Off” event ever for Brookline. This past Saturday, June 17th, participants enjoyed mini-golf, raffle prizes, contests, appetizers, face painting and even a bar during the adult’s only time. Lucky participants went home with raffle prizes like 3D Laser printed Star Wars Chess pieces.
Article originally posted Jun 30, 2017 by Bryant Jones
Brookline’s Neil Gordon voyages on the Tall Ship Clearwater to educate the next generation on how to keep a cleaner planet
Neil Gordon, right, teaches kids the harm pollution causes our waterways
As the day began, Neil Gordon was up at 7am swabbing the deck on the old-wooden hulled tall ship, the Clearwater. He felt a slight crick in his back from the intense labor and spartan sleeping quarters and his hands were sore from turning the nine foot tiller to steer this sloop. But this wasn’t a scene from 1717, but rather 2017. So what would make a successful and accomplished businessman forgo his comfortable life in Brookline to spend two weeks every year for the past six years in such rough living arrangements? Passion.
Re-print of Opinion Piece Courtesy of the Boston Globe
Boston Discriminates Against Those With Disabilities & Work Inc.
After ten years of service from those with disabilities, never heard before conflated complaints about un-tucked shirts, earbuds, & running out of salt
Arial photo of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Courtesy of the Conservancy
The nonprofit conservancy that runs the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway now insists longstanding management and equipment problems led to its recent decision to replace WORK Inc. — a Dorchester nonprofit that employed people with disabilities for some of the maintenance jobs at the park — with Block by Block, a for-profit firm from Kentucky. According to Jesse Brackenbury, executive director of the Greenway Conservancy, when WORK Inc.’s contract was up for renewal, Block by Block submitted a better proposal at a lower cost. Choosing the Louisville-based company, which already maintains Downtown Crossing, is “in keeping with our fiduciary responsibility,” he said. That’s Brackenbury’s explanation, and he and the Greenway’s board are sticking to it. However, with a nonprofit like the conservancy, success can’t be measured only in dollars and cents.
State Rep. Tommy Vitolo next to Rep. Joe Kennedy III who’s running for The Senate. State Rep. Tommy Vitolo Running for Re-election
10/22/19 Brookline, MA by Bryant Jones
There are currently six candidates declared for Representative Joe Kennedy III’s Seat but not yet Tommy Vitolo of Brookline. When asked, today by the Brookline Chronicle he replied:
“I’ve announced that I’m running for re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives to continue fighting for social & economic justice, public ed, & climate here in Massachusetts. Chip in!” State Rep. Vitolo supplied his donation link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/tommyforbrookline
Are you surprised that Money Magazine rated #Newton as the best place to live in Massachusetts based on several Criteria? And nationwide, Newton is ranked #12. From the article:
“The scenic “Garden City” is well known for its high-quality public schools — the graduation rate is 97% — as well as its low crime risk and leafy green streets. Located less than 10 miles west of Boston and encompassing 13 villages, many with their own parks or shopping centers, Newton is an affluent commuter town with thriving local energy. Home prices are high, but so are family incomes.