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Brookline Then and Now: Tracing local news 1855-2023

May 16, 2023  Updated May 22, 2023 at 12:22 p.m.

Brookline.News finds its place in the long history of local news in Brookline. It starts with The Young American, founded by two teenage boys, and includes The Cypress (formerly The Sagamore), the Brookline High School student newspaper founded in 1895 that remains the town’s oldest and longest running local news outlet.

Take a look at the history below. Thanks to Ken Liss, president of the Brookline Historical Society, for this history. Images via the Public Library of Brookline and other sources.