Your take-out food may soon come in a cardboard container.

Two Massachusetts legislators are advancing their effort to ban the use of Styrofoam by restaurants across the state.

Sen. Michael Barrett, of Lexington, and Rep. Frank Smizik, of Brookline, have filed a bill that would give restaurants a year to find containers made out of materials other than polystyrene for dispensing food.

Read Full Article Thu, 09/15/2016 - 12:00am

The Youth Climate Adaptation Challenge, an environmental science fair, will be held on April 2 at the Pierce School, 50 School St., as part of Climate Week 2016. Registration is for students in grades K-12. Registration before the event is required.

Read Full Article Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:00am

As a State Representative, I have had many important legislative successes, and I have gained knowledge and developed expertise that has helped Brookline and the state.  But there is still much work to be done, and I want the opportunity to continue to work for the people of Brookline and the Commonwealth.

That’s why I am running again to represent the citizens of the 15th Norfolk district. I know that my values and the issues I champion are very much attuned to our community. I hear from dozens of Brookline residents each month asking me to support or oppose certain bills or positions. I also hear from many people asking me to fight hard for many bills, often ones that I have sponsored.

Read Full Article Sun, 04/03/2016 - 12:00am

BOSTON For Holly Marcus, the fear of having to leave her North End neighborhood after nearly 40 years is beginning to feel real.

Marcus was one of dozens of Massachusetts residents who showed up at the State House on Tuesday morning to testify for a proposal that would prevent landlords from acting on expiring federal restrictions that currently shelter subsidized apartments from the forces of supply and demand.

Read Full Article Tue, 03/08/2016 - 12:00am