Brookline’s 300th Anniversary

I live about a block away from the border of Brookline, which just celebrated its 300th anniversary Sunday evening. When I first heard the fireworks, I thought maybe we were getting shelled by Connecticut. Apparently they were something to behold, too:

“It’s a good thing to have,” Linda Barnes said. “You pay a lot to live in Brookline, and it’s worth it, [with] stuff like this.”

Only 99 years till the next centennial, so don’t let those high taxes and weird parking rules get you down.

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  1. My first thought would have been that “Rogue Island” was acting the aggressor, not Connecticut. But anyhow, thanks for the chuckle with this post.

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  • [...] Though surrounded by Boston, the 300-year-old town of Brookline is its own city. At the border of Brookline and Brighton—a neighborhood of Boston—you can see that each town seems not to take account of the other, at least with regard to fire hydrant placement (hydrants usually are more than just ten feet apart). [...]