November 14, 2014: On Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7PM, author Jim Vrabel will be at the Brookine Booksmith, 279 Harvard St., to discuss his new book A People’s History of the New Boston, a collection of accounts of the most influential and passionate grassroots protests that helped shape the new Boston into the city it is today. I emailed with Vrabel to get some insights into Boston’s history of ordinary citizen activism and where we stand now.
November 11, 2014: On Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7p.m. Sarah Wildman will be at the Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, to discuss her new book Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind. One day when author Sarah Wildman was in her early 20s she was visiting her sick grandmother. They were sitting in her late grandfather Karl’s study when Wildman came across an old album in his cabinets. It contained tiny black and white photographs of a dark-haired and handsome young woman Wildman didn’t recognize. In some photos the woman was alone and in others she posed with Wildman’s grandfather. They were signed on the back “Your Valy.” When Wildman asked her American-born grandmother the identity of the ...
Will Boston be ready for a possible Olympics in 2024? Private investors are not the only group with hopes of bringing the games to the city. The students of NuVu Studio recently devised a proposal for the 2024 Olympic Organizing Committee. A modern learning center in Cambridge, Nuvu offers themed, project-based programs for teens without the boundaries of a typical classroom space and grade-based evaluations. NuVu defines the purpose of the studio as a way to "teach students how to navigate the messiness of the creative process, from inception to completion."
A chemical spill on MIT’s campus has been contained and cleaned up, and the building has been reopened, MIT Police said. Cambridge, Massachusetts, fire officials said the chemical spill was a bottle of Hexane solvent that had been dropped in a lab. The solvent has evaporated and the scene was cleared, officials said. Fire officials […] The post Emergency Crews Respond To MIT Chemical Spill appeared first on Brookline.com. Emergency Crews Respond To MIT Chemical Spill was first posted on October 8, 2014 at 4:08 am.
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A simple way to learn a powerful lesson. Took our spots on the floor at @OxfamAmerica's Boston #hungerbanquet.