Select Board Interviews a NETA Employee for the Cannabis Mitigation Advisory Committee

On February 4th, 2020, a candidate for the newly-formed Cannabis Mitigation Advisory Committee appeared before the Select Board to interview. At the beginning of the interview, she identified herself as a resident of the Brook House (high-rise complex from which absolutely no NETA-related calls have been received since March 2019). She then disclosed that she was, in fact, an employee of NETA. Continue reading Select Board Interviews a NETA Employee for the Cannabis Mitigation Advisory Committee

NETA’s 2020 License Renewal Hearing

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On December 17th, 2020, around 7:30pm, NETA appeared before the Select Board to negotiate the terms of their 2020 operating license for retail marijuana. Although this was a public hearing, Chair Greene relabeled it twice at the very beginning as a “hearing for the benefit of NETA.” Sadly, the proceedings only went downhill from there. Continue reading NETA’s 2020 License Renewal Hearing

Joint Subcommittee Vote on the 3 Fall 2019 Cannabis Warrant Articles

On October 28, 2019, a joint meeting of the Planning and Regulation and Public Safety Subcommittees of the Advisory Committee met to debate support for the three Cannabis Warrant Articles from the Fall 2019 3rd Special Town Meeting. Continue reading Joint Subcommittee Vote on the 3 Fall 2019 Cannabis Warrant Articles

Joint Subcommittee, Public Meeting on the 3 Fall 2019 Cannabis Warrant Articles

On October 28, 2019, a joint meeting of the Planning and Regulation and Public Safety Subcommittees of the Advisory Committee met to debate support for the three Cannabis Warrant Articles from the Fall 2019 3rd Special Town Meeting. Continue reading Joint Subcommittee, Public Meeting on the 3 Fall 2019 Cannabis Warrant Articles

NETA’s 90-day follow-up Hearing, Public Comment Session

Last evening (Oct. 22), over 120 Brookline residents crowded into the Select Board hearing room to support warrant articles that aim to place reasonable operating limits on NETA. In addition to NETA’s representatives and the police department, 35 people spoke; all but three live around NETA. Continue reading NETA’s 90-day follow-up Hearing, Public Comment Session

Meeting with the Brookline Police Department

Precinct 5 Town Meeting Member Faith Michaels recently distributed a report on this October 12th community meeting. Dear Neighbors, We had a great showing at the meeting this morning put on by the League of Women Voters. Paul [Warren] and I were among the attendees. For those of you who missed it here is a bit of a recap.

Special Town Meeting petition has been submitted to Town Hall!

I thought you would be interested to see how the petition was delivered to Town Hall yesterday. Along with the parking, smoking and related issues here in the Pill Hill area, you will see for yourself compelling photos from White Place and a report from a resident. Continue reading Special Town Meeting petition has been submitted to Town Hall!

Timeline for NETA in Brookline Village

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Note: This chronology is presented in reverse order; more recent events are near the top of the page. To start at the beginning of the narrative, scroll all the way down to the bottom and begin reading, scrolling up as you go. Also, please refer to the catalog of Select Board videos, transcripts, and meeting reports for more details about licensing and other decisions mentioned below.