Date: January 24, 2012

Feb 29: MBTA Fare Proposal Hearing

When: Wednesday, February 29, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Where: Citywide Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Public hearings and a written public comment process are in progress on the MBTA’s proposal to increase fares and reduce service to address their dire financial situation.  Information about the proposal and how to comment are available at

Jan 21 to 29: Brookline Climate Week 2012

This year’s Brookline Climate Week offers over 40 events and displays across town from Larz Anderson Park to Brookline Village. All events and displays are free and open to the public unless noted. For updates, full descriptions and weather cancellation only if the town declares an official snow emergency, visit Questions? Contact

Jan 26: Lunch & Learn with Kevin J. Lane GIS in Environmental Health Research: Improving Exposure and Cluster Modeling

When: Thursday, January 26th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Where: Lincoln Filene Center Rabb Room

The integration of GIS into environmental health studies has allowed for novel approaches to improve exposure and cluster modeling that allow researchers to better understand the relationship between exposure to toxicants and adverse health effects. Kevin J Lane, Jr., a Doctoral Candidate in the BU School of Public Health, has worked in the GIS field for a decade and is an adjunct GIS professor at the Boston University Metropolitan College in the department of City Planning.