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New Paris Bakery serves old world charm along with eclairs

Each petit take-away box from Brookline’s New Paris Bakery & Candy Shop reads, ”High as the Eiffel Tower in Quality,” with the declaration fitted just beneath an image of the familiar architectural staple. This may initially seem like hyperbole, but even in my short visit, the New Paris reputation was apparent. One dedicated customer, who the shop’s owner and baker, Roula Kappas, knew by name, came in, bought a large éclair, went to her car, finished it and came back inside a few minutes later to get another. Simply said, there is something undeniably wonderful about them, and I admittedly enjoyed a few myself.
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Beaver Country Day Students Show Ingenuity, Creativity in 3rd Annual Shark Day Competition

  There’s nothing like a little healthy competition to exhibit the emerging talent of Greater Boston’s young people. For the 3rd year in a row, Brookline’s Beaver Country Day School held its own reality TV-style judging competition, Shark Day, in an effort to showcase their students’ creativity and entrepreneurial efforts.
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Booked: Jim Vrabel

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.
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