New Go Green Northbrook president

Updated 8/11/2022 12:04 PM

Go Green Northbrook has a new president.

Shital Pandit was elected to succeed Past President Sarah Sandford, who moved out of state.


Pandit has lived in Northbrook for 20 years, Go Green Northbrook stated in its newsletter, and has been a member of the organization's board since September 2021.

She is an electrical engineer and has a master's degree in management of information technology. She worked as a technology consultant for more than two decades.

With Go Green Northbrook, her main interest is sustainability with a focus on renewable energy as well as creating net-zero waste.

On the board, Pandit joins Vice President Catherine Caporusso, Treasurer Bernadette Knight and directors John Albrecht and John Novinson.

Kids' park reopens

Part of the Northbrook Park District's 10-year Comprehensive Master Plan, the Cedar Lane Tot Lot, 965 Cedar Lane, reopened Aug. 10 with new equipment and a new synthetic turf surface rather than wood chips.

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The surface, the Park District explained, is antimicrobial and offers better drainage, shock absorbency, and reduces maintenance costs. It also has a feature that absorbs and releases moisture throughout the day to stay a little cooler.

The two new play structures, which were voted upon by neighbors who took part in a survey, are for children ages 2-5 and 5-12.

The Cedar Lane Tot Lot was built in 2004, and needed a rehabilitation, which started in May. Currently Meadowhill Park, 1479 Maple Ave., is undergoing a similar renewal and is scheduled to reopen later in the summer.

Back with more knowledge

Northbrook resident Dr. Marvin Rubenstein, about whom the Herald wrote in September 2020 in reference to his book, "Apollo Memories," has written another book, this time on a totally different subject.

Rubenstein, 71, who was a molecular biologist and a cancer researcher, also volunteered for two decades in the admissions program for Rush Medical College.


As a summary of what he learned on the admission board, he wrote "Before Applying to Medical School: Know what goes on behind the scenes in admission."

The 117-page, self-published book describes how to complete an application, how to stand out as unique, how to present oneself for interviews, what activities make for a well-rounded applicant, and how fair or unfair the application process can be, the author said in an email to the Herald.

"Before Applying to Medical School," currently available in a paperback edition, is available at

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