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We're thankful for you! Whether you're a resi...

We're thankful for you! Whether you're a resident, volunteer, legislator, donor, partner, or other community member, we appreciate all you've done for Allston Brighton this year. We at Allston Brighton CDC feel we have so much to be grateful for and we know it wouldn't be possible without help from our friends and family. Thank you!

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Allston Brighton CDC shared Allston Civic Ass...

Tavern in the Square Allston will be hosting their annual free Thanksgiving Dinner (focusing on the elderly, those who are homeless, and families in need). The dinner will be served 11am - 1:30pm. Want to get involved? They are looking for volunteers and will be collecting clean socks & undergarments, hygiene products, hats, gloves. Email AllstonInfo@taverninthesquare.com or call (617) 782- 8100 for more information. #AllstonBrightonCares

    Allston Civic Association
    Allston Civic Association. 72 likes. To provide a regular consistent public forum for residents of the Allston-Brighton community to voice their individual ideas and concerns.
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5 days ago

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6 days ago

Preservation Commission Notice of Public Hearing & Agenda, 5th Floor School Committee Room, 11/20/2017, 6:30 p.m.

7:00 PM          49 Worthington Road (Cottage Farm LHD) – Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace iron gate at rear driveway (at Dummer Street) with a new, iron and wood gate (Tim Van Hook & Vicki Woolf, applicants).

8:00 PM          43 Crowninshield Road (Crowninshield LHD) – Application for a Certificate of                                 Appropriateness to remove the existing skylight and install two solar panel arrays on two    south-facing roof slopes (Sara James Mnookin, applicant).

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6:40 PM          259 Kent Street (Lawrence LHD) – Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness to     replace the existing carriage house doors at the façade and the rear basement door             (Luishun Lau, applicant).

7:20 PM          181 Walnut Street (Pill Hill LHD) – Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace the existing asphalt shingles...

8:20 PM          122 Clinton Road – Application for the demolition of the house and garage (Lynda             Wheaton, applicant).

8:30 PM          240 Dudley Street – Application for the demolition of the house and garage (Mary and       Erik Witkowski, applicants).

...of Brookline are invited to make their needs known to Lloyd Gellineau, Town of Brookline, 11 Pierce Street, Brookline, MA 02445.  Telephone (617) 730-2326; TDD (617) 730-2327; or e-mail at...

    Preservation Commission Notice of Public Hearing & Agenda, 5th Floor School Committee Room, 11/20/2017, 6:30 p.m.
    http://www.brooklinema.gov

6 days ago

Allston Brighton CDC added 2 new photos.

Allston Brighton CDC is partnering with ABCD to help keep families warm this winter. We are accepting donations at the All Bright Community Center, located at 1287B Commonwealth Ave. We are collecting coats, hats, mittens and gloves. Distribution will be on December 8th. #AllstonBrightonCares

    Allston Brighton CDC
    Allston Brighton CDC, Allston, MA. 878 likes. Working Together, Building Community
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Nov 16

Allston Brighton CDC updated their cover phot...

    Allston Brighton CDC
    Allston Brighton CDC, Allston, MA. 879 likes. Working Together, Building Community
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Nov 16

Thank you to everyone who made last evening's...

Thank you to everyone who made last evening's All Bright Night such a success! Thank you to all of our sponsors, funders, partners, elected officials, staff, board, residents and constituents for supporting us as we strive to make Allston Brighton a safer, more stable, and healthy community for ALL residents - we couldn't do this work without you! We look forward to celebrating with everyone again next year! Pictures from the event will be posted soon!

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Nov 15

Allston Brighton CDC added 17 new photos — at...

Pilot of LDA 101 program, in which 11 residents in our affordable housing portfolio attended a series of workshops to further develop their leadership skills and abilities, as well as network with each other to build social capital within our buildings and the broader community..

    Allston Brighton CDC
    Pilot of LDA 101 program, in which 11 residents in our affordable housing portfolio attended a series of workshops to further develop their leadership skills and abilities, as well as network with...
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Nov 14

Allston Brighton CDC added 13 new photos.

Over the last five weeks, we piloted a Leadership Development Academy for residents living in our buildings. We had 11 residents go through workshops focused on team building, effective communication, active listening, and other foundational skills. The program culminated in a graduation and celebration, where Councilor Mark Ciommo and Councilor Annissa Essaibi George presented graduates with a Resolution welcoming them as new resident leaders. A few pics from the workshops are below- more will be posted soon!

    Allston Brighton CDC
    Allston Brighton CDC, Allston, MA. 878 likes. Working Together, Building Community
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Nov 14

Some residents have pushed for ground-level r...

Some residents have pushed for ground-level reconstruction, arguing that it would lower this barrier, reduce noise from vehicles revving uphill, and allow for more development in the future by creating decks over the roadways — while being the least costly of the three. “It just unlocks all these things,” said Harry Mattison, an Allston resident and member of a neighborhood task force working on the highway design. “Even if they’re not done as part of this project, they could still be done over time. But once you build a new highway viaduct, it’s there forever and you can never improve it.”

    Mass. Pike project in Allston to cost $1 billion or more - The Boston Globe
    A mammoth highway project that would dramatically reshape the Massachusetts Turnpike in Allston and affect the commute of hundreds of thousands of motorists will move forward and likely break ground in 2020, state officials said Monday.
    https://www.bostonglobe.com

Nov 13

"Seeking to stem the tide of investors, Harva...

"Seeking to stem the tide of investors, Harvard [has] set aside $3 million of its community benefits package to support the All Bright Homeownership Program, an initiative to buy up homes in the area and resell them to homeowners with an owner-occupancy deed restriction, meaning that the buyer must live on the property. The program, implemented with the Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation and the City of Boston in 2015, has so far sold 13 housing units to homeowners. #homeownershipmatters

    Harvard-Funded Program Boosting Allston Homeownership | News | The Harvard Crimson
    Kevin Wong Wong Keet was getting frustrated. After watching his monthly rent rise for years, he had decided to look for a home in Allston-Brighton-but four times in a row, he had been outbid. "Every single time, it was the same story.
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Nov 08

Allston Brighton CDC shared Zone 3's event.

CrimsonBikes presents the Allston Bike Pop-Up: a three week temporary sales & repair shop and bike community space. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays now through November 18!

    Allston Bike Pop-up Shop
    CrimsonBikes presents the Allston Bike Pop-Up: a three week temporary sales & repair shop and bike community space. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays now...
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Nov 08

Helping Creativity Flow

Lynda Barry will speak on Creativity: What It Is at the Stanley P. Stone Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, November 9, at 5 p.m., in CGS Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.

    Lynda Barry: Helping Creativity Flow | BU Today | Boston University
    Alt-comics legend Lynda Barry gives CGS Stone Lecture tomorrow Ladies and gentleman, giving this year's Stanley P. Stone Distinguished Lecture...it's Professor Skeletor! OK, not really. It's actually alternative comics great Lynda Barry, creator of the late, lamented weekly strip Ernie Pook's Comeek .
    http://www.bu.edu

Nov 07

EmPath, Charlesview, Family Nurturing Center,...

EmPath, Charlesview, Family Nurturing Center, and ABCD are teaming up to organize a holiday meal and celebration for families living in shelter in Brighton. Please consider supporting this effort by contributing food or paper goods to make this event fun, nutritious, and delicious for families! More info on how to participate here: https://www.mealtrain.com/potlucks/vqm416

    Potluck for Holiday Celebration with Allston/Brighton Families Living in Shelter (Click Here)
    A Potluck is active for Holiday Celebration with Allston/Brighton Families Living in Shelter. Click above for easy ways to participate
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Nov 06

The holidays are approaching, so why not shop...

The holidays are approaching, so why not shop for gifts, decorations, and more while donating to Allston Brighton CDC? Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday season at smile.amazon.com/ch/04-2716278 and Amazon will donate a percentage to Allston Brighton CDC at no additional cost to you! #48ShoppingDaysLeft

    Allston Brighton CDC
    The holidays are approaching, so why not shop for gifts, decorations, and more while donating to Allston Brighton CDC? Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday season at...
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Nov 02

Attention neighbors! Do you care about affor...

Attention neighbors! Do you care about affordable housing, historical preservation, and open spaces? Apply TODAY to be 1 of 9 people recommending how to spend $20 million per year in Community Preservation Act funds!

    Community Preservation
    The City hired Christine Poff, the program's director, in the summer of 2017. She's begun the work of building Boston's Community Preservation Act program. Her team may grow as the project review process gets underway. Community Preservation Committee The Mayor and the City Council will appoint a nine-member, decision-making committee.
    https://www.boston.gov

Nov 02

Allston Brighton CDC added 4 new photos.

Check out these photos from last year's All Bright Night! Don't miss out on the fun, get your tickets today! #TBT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-bright-night-2017-tickets-38242228535

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    Allston Brighton CDC, Allston, MA. 873 likes. Working Together, Building Community
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Nov 01

Allston Brighton CDC added 9 new photos.

Last Friday evening, we hosted a Halloween party and Haunted Hallway for residents in our properties. A spooky time was had by all! Thank you Tony Arias, Arthur Downey Jr., Annie Carlson for volunteering and helping us with the scares!

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    Allston Brighton CDC, Allston, MA. 873 likes. Working Together, Building Community
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Oct 28

Oct 27

Men’s Ice Hockey Hosts Reigning NCAA Champions Tonight

...team hosts Denver tonight, Friday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m., at Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave. Tickets are free for students with a sports pass, $17 for BU students, faculty, and...

    Men's Ice Hockey Hosts Reigning NCAA Champions Tonight | BU Today | Boston University
    When the BU men's ice hockey team began the 2017-2018 season, expectations were high: the Terriers were ranked second in both national preseason polls and were favorites to win Hockey East. Back-to-back wins against two ranked opponents solidified the expectations.
    http://www.bu.edu

Oct 24

Facade of another Brookline building crashes down

Last month, masonry fell three stories from a building at at 68-72 Egmont Street, near Boston University. No one was hurt in that incident, which also opened up a crack on a neighboring building.

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View from the front. Taam China - along Harvard & Fuller in Brookline. #wcvb pic.twitter.com/tbFxOLHDQp — Nichole Berlie (@NicholeBerlie) October 24, 2017

    Facade of another Brookline building crashes down
    Brookline PD SOURCE: Brookline PD For the second time in recent weeks, the facade of a Brookline building came crashing down on Tuesday morning. This time, it was the masonry above the Taam China restaurant's sign that slammed into the sidewalk at 423 Harvard St. around 4:30 a.m.
    http://www.wcvb.com

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Preservation Commission Notice of Public Hearing & Agenda, 5th Floor School Committee Room, 10/16/2017, 6:30 p.m., Revised

7:20 PM          190 Ivy Street (Cottage Farm LHD) – Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness to     replace two existing wood garage doors and center post with a single wood garage door        (Jim Burke, Cambridgeport Construction, applicant).

7:40 PM          49 Worthington Road (Cottage Farm LHD) – Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install a 42” high cedar...

8:00 PM          182 Babcock Street (Graffam-McKay LHD) – Application for a Certificate of                         Appropriateness to demolish the existing garage and...

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6:40 PM          1 Wellington Terrace (Pill Hill LHD) – Advisory Review of proposed new additions and other exterior alterations (Sunil Ghelani, applicant).

8:20 PM          115 Walnut Street (Pill Hill LHD) - Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness to remove two existing AC condensers (one at roof, one at rear side yard) and replace with two new condensers at the side yard (Mary Sabolsi, applicant).

8:40 PM          181 Walnut Street (Pill Hill LHD) – Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace the existing asphalt shingles...

9:00 PM          209 Pond Avenue (Pill Hill LHD) - Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness to construct an 18” high stone wall with bluestone cap (52 linear feet) along the front property line and replace brick step with granite (Hugh and Arlene Mattison, applicants).

9:20 PM          14 Allerton Street (Pill Hill LHD) - Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace all exterior wood clapboards and decorative siding elements including shingles, panels, etc. (Chris Wilmott applicant).

...of Brookline are invited to make their needs known to Lloyd Gellineau, Town of Brookline, 11 Pierce Street, Brookline, MA 02445.  Telephone (617) 730-2326; TDD (617) 730-2327; or e-mail at...

    Preservation Commission Notice of Public Hearing & Agenda, 5th Floor School Committee Room, 10/16/2017, 6:30 p.m., Revised
    http://www.brooklinema.gov

Oct 13

Number 2 Ranked Men’s Ice Hockey Goal: A National Championship

...on Minnesota State tonight, Friday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave. Tickets are free for students with a sports pass, $17 for BU students, faculty, and...

    Number 2 Ranked Men's Ice Hockey Goal: A National Championship | BU Today | Boston University
    Over the course of its storied history, the BU men's hockey program has won 5 national championships, put in 27 Frozen Four appearances, and earned 13 conference tournament titles.
    http://www.bu.edu

Oct 08

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Glass Animals at Agganis Arena on 10/07/2017 08:00 PM EDT

925 Commonwealth Ave

    Glass Animals - Tickets - Agganis Arena - Boston, MA - October 7th, 2017
    In Mind, the fourth full-length record from Real Estate, is a portrait of a mature band at the height of its power. Long respected for their deft lyrical hand and gorgeous melodies, In Mind builds upon the band's reputation for crafting perfect songs and carries Real Estate even deeper into the pantheon of great songwriters.
    http://www.boweryboston.com

Oct 07

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Oct 06

New CFA Fringe, New Venue

The festival is being staged October 6 to 29 in the new Studio ONE, at 855 Commonwealth Ave, which replaces the BU Theatre’s Studio 210 black box theater, making it closer to...

    New CFA Fringe, New Venue | BU Today | Boston University
    Four-piece festival introduces Studio ONE space One reason to be excited about this year's College of Fine Arts 21st annual Fringe Festival can be summed up in that old real estate adage: Location, location, location.
    http://www.bu.edu

Oct 05

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Campus Construction Update

300 Babcock Street

285 Babcock Street

273-377 Babcock Street

925 Commonwealth Avenue

881 Commonwealth Avenue

619 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

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871, 755, and 725 Commonwealth Avenue

Labs in 675 Commonwealth Avenue were reconstructed to create new spaces for earth and environment faculty.

Renovations to a second-floor lab at 685 Commonwealth Avenue were designed to facilitate faculty collaboration, with new benches and finishes.

225 Bay State Road

44 Cummington Mall

640 Commonwealth Avenue

24 Cummington Mall

635 Commonwealth Avenue

3-5 Cummington Mall

677 Beacon Street

610 Beacon Street

71 East Concord Street

715 Albany Street

    Campus Construction Update | BU Today | Boston University
    This summer was typically busy for Colleen McGinty, Facilities Management & Planning (FM&P) executive director of construction services, who oversaw a total of 29 construction projects. But an extra hurdle was added when work began on the long-anticipated large-scale Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project, which shut down a section of Comm Ave to vehicles for three weeks on July 26.
    http://www.bu.edu

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