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Obituary: Robert Dzintars Menke

Menke, Robert Dzintars Of Newton, NH, died on July 22, 2014 at Merrimack Valley Hospital, age 77. Husband of Baiba (Immurs) Menke, father of Martin J. Menke and his wife Heather of Hampton, NH, grandfather of Andrew R. Menke of Hampton, NH, brother of Juris Menke of Brookline, MA. Late retired employee of Gillette Company and Duracell Company. Calling hours Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 2 to 3:45 at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main Street, Route 121A, Plaistow, NH. Funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. in the funeral home. Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home 116 Main Street, Route 121A, Plaistow, NH
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Brookline's dumb parking signs

Clinton Blackburn doesn't follow the Red Sox and he's not much of a fan of the signs that Brookline's put up on certain streets about how people have to pay more for parking on game nights, such as the one on which he got a ticket while just trying to get some Chengdu dry hot chicken at Sichuan Gourmet: "Red Sox parking available" doesn't mean much to someone uninterested in the Red Sox game. I won't even go into the fact that the sign assumes parkers have smart phones and data plans, or the fact that the schedule is a 4MB PDF! The sign simply needs to be more explicit about the fact that payment is required on the night of Red Sox home games. "Payment required night of Red Sox home games" relays significantly more information than "Red Sox parking available".
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Reason Number Gazillion I Thank The FSM For The 2008 Election Result

That would be that Lindsay Graham, the Republican senator who is totally not pandering for re-election. The idea that this guy would have had any possibility of a role at the center of the national security and or foreign policy apparatus in a McCain administration should send jolts of terror through anyone who doesn't think [...]
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Booked: Celeste Ng

July 20, 2014: Come out this Wednesday, July 23 at 7PM to see two great local authors at the Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street: Jennifer De Leon (my interview with Jenn is here), editor of Wise Latinas, and Celeste Ng. Ms. Ng, who lives in Cambridge, is the author of Everything I Never Told You, a haunting, beautiful novel about family ties and the secrets we keep...even (and especially) from those we love the most.  I emailed with Celeste about her new book and her upcoming readings (she's doing two events: one at the Booksmith and another at Newtonville Books on July 29!)
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Obituary: Stuart A. Glenn

GLENN, Stuart A. On Thursday, July 17, 2014, of Brookline. Devoted son of the late Melvin and Elaine (Turin) Glenn. Dear brother of Sheryl Richards and her husband Ted of Florida. Cherished uncle of Stacey Richards and Douglas Glenn Richards. Graveside services at Sharon Memorial Park, 42 Dedham St., Sharon, on Sunday, July 20 at 10:45AM. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association, PO Box 55071#15530, Boston, MA 02205-5071. Schlossberg-Solomon Chapel"Family Owned"www.SchlossbergChapel.com781-828-6990
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Obituary: Joseph Grant

GRANT, Joseph "Joe" 60, of Port Charlotte, FL, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. He was born July 9, 1954 in Brookline, MA. Joe served in the US Army. He was a retired truck driver and mechanic in the Boston and Charlotte County areas. Joe was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Boston, Moose Lodge and a motorcycle club both in Port Charlotte. He is survived by three children, Jackie Slishman of Port Charlotte, Jody Grant-Husband and Harry Grant-Husband; sisters, Kathy (Dennis) Hassey of Attleboro, MA, Dotty (Kevin) Coyle of Lowell, MA and Theresa (Robert) Sweetsir of Dedham, MA; brothers, Robert Grant and Richard (Pearl) Grant, both of GA and Russell (Tara) Grant of Brockton, MA; sister-in-law, Carol Grant ...
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Obituary: Anna Bailey

BAILEY, Anna Of Brookline, on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Beloved daughter of the late Hersh Leib and Riko (Schaibel) and loving sister of the late Pearl Bailey. Cherished sister of Dina Becker & her husband Adi of Israel. Loving aunt of Alon & Sivan, Ornit & Micah, Sigalit & Shimon and their children. Devoted friend of Lisa Lieberman and Sara Matalon. Services at Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard St., BROOKLINE on Sunday, July 20 at 10:00AM. Burial at Young Israel Cemetery, 350 Grove St., West Roxbury. Shiva will be at her late residence. Levine Chapels,
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Obituary: Anna C. Mccarthy

McCARTHY, Anna C. In Brookline on July 16, 2014. Beloved daughter of the late Michael J. and Mary A. (White) McCarthy. Dear sister of Alice P. Troiano of Lexington, Theresa A. Supple of Cranston, RI., and the late Mary J. McCarthy, Helen C. Barry, Rev. Michael J. McCarthy, Jr., MM, John W. McCarthy, Edward E. McCarthy, Margaret F. Driver and Agnes R. McCarthy. Also survived by her many loving nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Bell-O'Dea Funeral Home, 376 Washington St., BROOKLINE, Monday morning at 9:10 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church at 10:00. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from ...
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Booked: Jennifer De Leon

  July 17, 2014: Jennifer De Leon, a Boston Public School teacher and Grub Street writing school instructor, will be appearing with friend Celeste Ng (Everything I Never Told You) at the Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, on Wednesday, July 23 at 7PM. De Leon is the editor of Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education, a collection of personal essays by Latina writers—some of whom you will recognize, like Sandra Cisneros (The House on Mango Street) and Julia Alvarez (How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents), and some who may be new to you, like Ruth Behar and Joy Castro. Dealing with themes of cultural identity and assimilation, joy and homesickness, family bonds and independence, these essays mirror the diverse experiences ...
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It's Officially Tick Season

  The Brookline Department of Public Health has already started to receive reports of ticks early this summer.  The ticks that carry diseases are most likely found in brushy, wooded, or high grassy areas.  Ticks do not fly or jump.  They attach to animals or people that come into direct contact with them.  Ticks are most active from May through October, but can be active in any month when the temperature is above freezing.
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Obituary: Michael J. Sullivan

SULLIVAN, Michael J. Of West Roxbury, formerly of Brookline on July 13, 2014. Loving father of Tyla Sullivan of Harwichport. Beloved son of the late Francis A. "Wankie" and Kathleen "Kay" (Folan) Sullivan. Dear brother of Joan Sullivan, Francis Sullivan and his wife Sandra and Donna Mattimoe and her husband Peter all of West Roxbury. Cherished uncle of Ryan, Erin, Bridget, Francis and Katherine. Funeral from the Bell-O'Dea Funeral Home, 376 Washington St., BROOKLINE, Friday morning at 9:10 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Brookline at 10:00. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Thursday from 4-8. Interment Walnut Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations made to ...

Brookline Company Developing Organ Transplant Diagnostics Gets Exclusive License

A new Brookline company that hopes to develop and sell genetic tests to improve the chance of success of organ transplants is up and running as of today with the announcement that it has obtained a key licence for patent right to its technology. Transplant Genomics says it has an exclusive license to patent rights […] The post Brookline Company Developing Organ Transplant Diagnostics Gets Exclusive License appeared first on Brookline Company Developing Organ Transplant Diagnostics Gets Exclusive License was first posted on July 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm.
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Obituary: Morton Myerson

MYERSON, Morton In Cataumet, formerly of Brookline and Sarasota, FL, June 25, 2014. For 71 years he was the devoted husband of Eleanor (Applebaum) Myerson. Attorney, real-estate developer and liberal activist, he served with the Navy in WWII, seeing action in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters, including duty as beach master in the Normandy invasion. He is also survived by son, Joseph and daughter-in-law, Lynne Johnson of Bolton and daughter, Ann of Brookline. Memorial gathering Thursday, July 24 at 1 p.m. at Pocasset Golf Club, 24 Clubhouse Drive, Pocasset, MA 02559.
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Too Dumb To Live: Meet The Pre-Darwin Award Contenders

I actually caught this phenomenon a couple of days ago (and was twitted on Twitter for being so late to the party), but the phenomenon of "Coal Rolling" is now an object of wonder and bemusement at a number of the usual suspects. For those of you who have managed to enjoy life, liberty and [...]
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My New Favorite Judge

Would be Bush 41 appointee Richard Kopf*, a member of the Federal District Court bench for in Nebraska. Why? Because of this: In the Hobby Lobby cases, five male Justices of the Supreme Court, who are all members of the Catholic faith and who each were appointed by a President who hailed from the Republican [...]

Carl Mastandrea Named Brookline Arts Center Director

Carl Mastandrea, a veteran teacher, photographer and arts administrator, has been named executive director of the Brookline Arts Center. Mastandrea was founder and executive director of the award-winning Boston Photo Collaborative, where he developed educational/cultural programs for low-income youth that received honors from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and […] The post Carl Mastandrea Named Brookline Arts Center Director appeared first on Carl Mastandrea Named Brookline Arts Center Director was first posted on June 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm.

Brookline Community Foundation’s Fall Funding Cycle Is Open

The Brookline Community Foundation shines a spotlight on community needs, inspires philanthropy, and awards strategic grants to build a more vibrant, engaged and equitable Brookline. To support this mission, each year BCF seeks proposals that address the various needs and opportunities in the community, encourage collaborations and partnerships, and strengthen the community and local nonprofits. […] The post Brookline Community Foundation’s Fall Funding Cycle Is Open appeared first on Brookline Community Foundation’s Fall Funding Cycle Is Open was first posted on June 27, 2014 at 3:07 pm.
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