Brookline, Massachusetts

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Brookline is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in the United States, and is a part of Greater Boston.wikipedia
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Norfolk County, Massachusetts

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Brookline is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in the United States, and is a part of Greater Boston.
Two towns, Cohasset and Brookline, are exclaves.

Newton, Massachusetts

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The city of Newton lies to the west of Brookline.
It is approximately 7 mi west of downtown Boston and is bordered by Boston's Brighton and West Roxbury neighborhoods to the east and south, respectively, and by the suburb of Brookline to the east, the suburbs of Watertown and Waltham to the north, and Weston, Wellesley and Needham to the west.

Mission Hill, Boston

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Brookline borders six of Boston's neighborhoods: Brighton, Allston, Fenway–Kenmore, Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and West Roxbury.
The neighborhood is roughly bounded by Columbus Avenue and the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury to the east, Ruggles Street to the northeast and the Olmsted designed Riverway/Jamaicaway, and the town of Brookline to the west.

Fenway–Kenmore

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Brookline borders six of Boston's neighborhoods: Brighton, Allston, Fenway–Kenmore, Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and West Roxbury.
Across St. Mary Street from West Fenway is the neighboring town of Brookline.

John F. Kennedy

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Brookline was the birthplace and hometown of John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States.
Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, the second child of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Kennedy.

Greater Boston

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Brookline is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in the United States, and is a part of Greater Boston.
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Emerald Necklace

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When Frederick Law Olmsted designed the Emerald Necklace of parks and parkways for Boston in the 1890s, the Muddy River was integrated into the Riverway and Olmsted Park, creating parkland accessible by both Boston and Brookline residents.
The Emerald Necklace consists of a 1100 acre chain of parks linked by parkways and waterways in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts.

Boston–Brookline annexation debate of 1873

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Throughout its history, Brookline has resisted being annexed by Boston, in particular during the Boston–Brookline annexation debate of 1873.
On October 7, 1873, Brookline, Massachusetts rejected annexation by a larger neighboring city when it voted down annexation by Boston.

Boston

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Brookline borders six of Boston's neighborhoods: Brighton, Allston, Fenway–Kenmore, Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and West Roxbury.
Boston is surrounded by the "Greater Boston" region and is contiguously bordered by the cities and towns of Winthrop, Revere, Chelsea, Everett, Somerville, Cambridge, Watertown, Newton, Brookline, Needham, Dedham, Canton, Milton, and Quincy.

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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The northern border with Brighton (which was itself part of Cambridge until 1807) was Smelt Brook.
Between 1790 and 1840, Cambridge grew rapidly, with the construction of the West Boston Bridge in 1792 connecting Cambridge directly to Boston, so that it was no longer necessary to travel 8 mi through the Boston Neck, Roxbury, and Brookline to cross the Charles River.

Muddy River (Massachusetts)

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) The southern boundary, abutting Boston, was the Muddy River.
The Muddy River is a series of brooks and ponds that runs through sections of Boston's Emerald Necklace, including along the south boundary of Brookline, Massachusetts (a town that went by the name of Muddy River Hamlet before it was incorporated in 1705).

Coolidge Corner

Streetcar tracks were laid above ground on Beacon Street in 1888, from Coolidge Corner to Massachusetts Avenue in Boston, via Kenmore Square.
Coolidge Corner is a neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts, centered on the intersection of Beacon Street and Harvard Street.

Olmsted Park

Olmsted Park System
When Frederick Law Olmsted designed the Emerald Necklace of parks and parkways for Boston in the 1890s, the Muddy River was integrated into the Riverway and Olmsted Park, creating parkland accessible by both Boston and Brookline residents.
Olmsted Park is a linear park in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts, and a part of Boston's Emerald Necklace of connected parks and parkways.

Brighton, Boston

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Brookline borders six of Boston's neighborhoods: Brighton, Allston, Fenway–Kenmore, Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and West Roxbury.
It is otherwise surrounded by Cambridge, Watertown, Newton, and Brookline.

Cleveland Circle

In 1889, they were electrified and extended over the Brighton border at Cleveland Circle.
Cleveland Circle, an area of Boston, Massachusetts, is located in Boston's Brighton neighborhood, and more specifically the Aberdeen section of Brighton, in very close proximity to Brookline and Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, at the intersection of Beacon Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue.

Green Line "C" Branch

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They would eventually become the Green Line "C" Branch.
The line begins at Cleveland Circle in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston and runs on the surface through Brookline along the median of Beacon Street.

Brookline High School

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Brookline High School, Near Pierce District
Brookline High School is a four-year public high school in the town of Brookline, Massachusetts.

Larz Anderson Park

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Larz Anderson Park is a wooded, landscaped, and waterscaped 64 acre parkland in Brookline, Massachusetts that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Brookline Village

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Brookline Village is one of the major commercial and retail centers of the town of Brookline, Massachusetts.

Pill Hill, Brookline, Massachusetts

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Pill Hill (also known as "High Street Hill")
Pill Hill, also known as "High Street Hill," is a neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts, United States, and part of Greater Boston.

Boston and Albany Railroad

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The Boston and Worcester Railroad was constructed in the early 1830s, and passed through Brookline near the Charles River.
The Brookline Branch split from the main line in the west part of Boston's Back Bay, running southwest for 1.55 mi (2.5 km) to Brookline (the current location of Brookline Village station).

Cottage Farm Historic District

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The Cottage Farm Historic District encompasses a residential area in eastern Brookline, Massachusetts, known for its association with industrialist Amos Adams Lawrence (1814–1886).

Green Line "D" Branch

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In the late 1950s, this would become the Green Line "D" Branch.
The first section of what became the Highland Branch was built by the Boston and Worcester Railroad between Boston and Brookline in 1847.

Kenmore Square

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It also put certain lands north of the Muddy River on the Boston side, including what are now Kenmore Square and Packard's Corner.
It was part of the colonial settlement of Boston until 1705, when the hamlet of Muddy River incorporated as the independent town of Brookline.

Allston–Brighton

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Brookline separates the bulk of the city of Boston (except for a narrow neck or corridor near the Charles River) from its westernmost neighborhoods of Allston–Brighton, which had been the separate town of Brighton until annexed by Boston in 1873.
Allston and Brighton's border runs along Everett Street in the north, south along Gordon Street, and terminates at the Brookline town line along Kelton Street (with land to the east of these streets falling in Allston, to the west, Brighton).