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Opponents at meeting object to use of Old Lincoln School in Brookline

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BROOKLINE -- Discord among parents and residents continues to rise as town officials near a decision on how to address surging enrollment that is leading to overcrowding in the public schools.

Parents opposed to one of the proposals under consideration, reopening the vacant Old Lincoln School on Route 9 in Brookline as a kindergarten through eighth-grade school, have gathered more than 400 signatures on a petition asking the town to back off the idea.

Opponents attended a meeting Monday night of the Committee on Brookline School Population and Capital Expenditures , referred to as B-SPACE, in Town Hall, which is considering the proposal.

Opponents object to the school’s location along the heavily trafficked Route 9, as well as the lack of green space around the building.

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