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Mar 09

Purchase BROOKLINE ALL GREEN for nearly the same price as Eversource

Posted to . by Maria Morelli

Eversource, which changes its supply rates every six months, announced a price increase for the February to June 2018 period. That increase means Brookline Green Electricity prices, fixed through January 2020, are even  more competitive. For just $1.86 more per month, a typical household can purchase 100% renewable energy compared to Eversource Basic Service.* 

Even if you are already enrolled in our program, consider Opting Up to 100%. Read why our program is different from other green programs. You can even Opt Up Online. Brookline is making access to renewable energy easier than ever.

*Eversource residential rate is $0.1288 per kilowatt hour for Feb-Jun 2018 period. Brookline All Green (100% renewable) is $0.13157 per kilowatt hour for all rates through Jan 2020. A typical household consumes about 600 kWh per month.Visit www.brooklinegreen.com for more information. 

Brookline Green Electricity
Town of Brookline - Community Choice Aggregation
info@brooklinegreen.com

Nov 19

9th School Building Committee Appointed - Feasibility Study Gets Underway

Posted to 9th Elementary School Study by Ben Lummis

The process for the construction of Brookline’s new elementary school has recently moved into the Feasibility Study stage with appointment of the members of the 9th Elementary School Building Committee. The members make up a diverse range of experience including parents, community members who live near the Baldwin School site, elected officials, and Town and School Department Staff. The first meeting of this committee will be on November 30th at 8:00 a.m. in Room 103 of Town Hall. 

The members of the 9th Elementary School Building Committee are: 

  • David Pollak, Co-Chair – School Committee 
  • Nancy Daly, Co-Chair – Board of Selectmen
  • Janet Fierman, Co-Chair – Building Commission
  • Clara Batchelder – Park and Recreation Commission
  • Andrew Bott – Superintendent of Schools
  • Steven Brooks – Baldwin Community Representative
  • John Co, School Parent Community Representative
  • Mary Ellen Dunn -- Deputy Superintendent of Administration and Finance
  • Dave Gacioch – School Parent Community Representative
  • Nicole Gittens – Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
  • Blair Hines – Baldwin Community Representative
  • Mel Kleckner – Town Administrator
  • AC Sevelius – Interim Principal, Heath School
  • Ray Masak – Project Manager, Building Department

Jonathan Levi Architects (JLA) will conduct the Feasibility Study which will be completed by May 2017. JLA has already begun to initial outreach and work with staff from the Building Department, School Department, Parks and Open Space Department, Recreation Department to develop the action plan, timeline and deliverables for this phase of the project. The timeline and process for Feasibility Study including all scheduled public meetings will be posted on the School Department website in the coming week at www.brookline.k12.ma.us/school9 

Update on Change to Transportation Board Agenda for November 21

The item discussing the Baldwin School and upcoming traffic study of the surrounding area has been taken off the Transportation Board’s November 21st agenda. The Building Committee for the 9th Elementary School at Baldwin has not yet met nor decided any transportation measure they want to recommend; the Co-Chairs want to hear more from the public before getting to that point.

 

At some point in the future the Building Committee Co-Chairs anticipate going to the Transportation Board after further discussion. The best way to stay updated is by subscribing to notices through the Town’s Notify Me “Building Committee for the 9th Elementary School at Baldwin” email list.


May 11

Sale of an affordable 3-br unit in Juniper Gardens, Brookline MA - $206,138.19

Posted to Affordable Housing Opportunities by David Guzman

RESALE OF AN AFFORDABLE UNIT - (LOTTERY) 
 
The Housing Division is facilitating the resale of an Affordable 3-bedroom Condominium in 6 Juniper Street # 7.  The unit has 939 Sq. ft of living space and one deeded parking space (#14).  There are laundry facilities in the basement of the building.

Location:                      6 Juniper Street, Unit # 7, Brookline, MA 

Price:                            $206,138.19
Condo fee and estimated real estate taxes: $417 monthly
Condo fee includes master insurance policy, maintenance, water, hot water. 

Application package:    Application Package (PDF)
Includes application, guidelines, most frequent questions, and condo unit layout

Requirements:           
  • First time homebuyer with pre-qualification letter from local mortgage lender
  • Occupancy: Households with 3 members must demonstrate a need for 3 bedrooms.
  • Applicant must meet income and asset qualifications for participation in the lottery.
  • Applicant must agree with DHCD LIP restrictions on the resale of the unit.
Key dates:
  • Application deadline: Friday, June 15, 2018 at 12 Noon
  • Lottery: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm
  • Room 310 Town Hall         

Contact information:      David Guzman, Housing Project Planner MA Real Estate Licence # 9561302
Email: dguzman@brooklinema.gov
(P): 617-730-2091

Thank you for your interest!

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