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News in brief: Mandatory sessions for Community Preservation Act funding, Porchfest applications open

July 2, 2024  Updated July 9, 2024 at 9:38 a.m.

Mandatory sessions for Community Preservation Act funding

The town’s Community Preservation Act Committee, which helps decide how to direct funding from the property tax surcharge known as the CPA, is holding information sessions this month for potential recipients.

The sessions are mandatory for any organization or town department to be eligible to apply for CPA funds, according to the committee.

The meetings, which will be held remotely by Zoom, are scheduled by category:

  • Historic preservation (July 16 at 3:30 p.m.)
  • Open space and recreation (July 16 at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Community housing (July 23 at 1:30 p.m.)

Applicants should register beforehand by emailing

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Rock out (or just supply a porch) for Porchfest

Brookline Porchfest, a community live music event taking place on porches or yards around Brookline, is scheduled for Sept. 28.

The organizers, Arts Brookline and the Brookline Music School, are now taking applications to perform, host, or volunteer during the event. Click here to submit your information. Applications are due on July 31, and the schedule for the event will be announced in late August.