Assistive Listening devices available in Brookline

Assistive Listening Devices are now available for resident use at Town of Brookline meetings and events. Assistive Listening Devices are amplifiers that bring sound directly into the ear that are frequently used by individual with hearing impairments. They separate the sounds, particularly speech, that a person wants to hear from background noise. They improve what is known as the “speech to noise ratio.” The Town of Brookline has (2) FM Assistive Listening Device Transmitter and …

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How many of our neighbors in Greater Boston don’t drive?

We received an email recently asking for some data: Dear TRIPPS, I would like to know the percentage (and number) of non-driving residents in Greater Boston. Can you help? Now, we don’t compile numbers on this, although organizations like Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance or MassDOT do. However, we took a stab at giving his emailer an answer, based on data that were available to the public. Here’s how we replied. Share this post on social media:

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Local Transportation in Portland, Maine

Those of you who came to our fabulous Ice Cream Social in June will remember our discussion of the many car-free day trips available to seniors from Brookline (MA). One of the many exciting trips we discussed was taking the Amtrak Downeaster to Maine. It’s since been pointed out to us by an intrepid senior that once you’re at the Amtrak station in Portland, it’s about 3 miles from the station to downtown. For this …

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