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What’s in a name? Mapping Brookline Neighborhoods

Nearly 300 Brookline people responded to my survey about what they call their Brookline neighborhoods. I mapped the responses and wrote about them in an article on Brookline News.

You can read the article and see neighborhood-by-neighborhood maps at

Take a look and see if you agree with what others call your neighborhood or other parts o...

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Virtual Walking Tour
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Brookline's rich history can now take a virtual walking tour of the town via our new online map. The map presents pictures and descriptions (with links for more information) about homes, commercial buildings, churches and synagogues, schools, neighborhoods, parks, and other parts of the town.

Most of the sites marked on the map are in Brookline Village, Coolidge Corner, Longwood, and the area around the First Parish Church and the old Village Green. Other sites and other areas of Brookline are being added, helping to bring to light stories behind familiar and not-so-familiar places in town.