2 days ago

ATTENTION: Our Executive Director search is o...

ATTENTION: Our Executive Director search is officially open! It's an exciting time for new leadership at Allston Brighton CDC. Together with our board and staff, the new Executive Director will build on ABCDC’s active history and its solid financial base and strengthen our organization and its partnerships. Please follow the link to learn about this role and share with your networks. http://allstonbrightoncdc.org/executive-director-search/

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH The Board of Directors of Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation (Allston Brighton CDC) seeks an Executive Director. Serving the Allston and Brighton neighborhoods of Boston for over 35 years, Allston Brighton CDC has led initiatives that: create affordable homes, foster community leadership, enhance and protect open spaces, and offer steps to increased incomes and assets, so that residents can call Allston Brighton home for the long-term.
    http://allstonbrightoncdc.org

3 days ago

Thank you so much to Flatbread Company Bright...

Thank you so much to Flatbread Company Brighton for hosting and to Rep. Kevin G. Honan and everyone who joined us last night for our Community Benefit Night! Such a great evening spent among our #Allston #BrightonMA family and beyond 💞

    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Come grab a pie with us! Partial proceeds fro...

Come grab a pie with us! Partial proceeds from every flatbread (even delivery) are donated back to Allston Brighton CDC tonight 🍕


4 days ago

Planning Board Meeting, Room 111, 4/26/2018, 7:30 p.m.

8:00 pm          1736 Beacon Street – add a fourth dwelling unit by converting the basement to

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7:30 pm          12 Ackers Terrace – extend rear deck requiring relief for front and rear yard

7:45 pm          111 Boylston Street (Homewood Suites) - rent 15 parking spaces

8:15 pm         24-26 Fuller Street – review of façade modifications of previously approved          

8:45 PM         199-201 Boylston Street – construct four attached single-family dwellings at the

    Planning Board Meeting, Room 111, 4/26/2018, 7:30 p.m.
    http://www.brooklinema.gov

Apr 10

Allston Brighton CDC's April Newsletter: Cele...

Allston Brighton CDC's April Newsletter: Celebrating Financial Literacy Month 🌷 - https://mailchi.mp/allstonbrightoncdc/allston-brighton-cdc-april-newsletter-lmy3xzcykm


Apr 10

Allston Brighton CDC shared their event.

Our Flatbread Fundraiser is only a week away! Be sure to mark your calendars for pizza and bowling next Tuesday 🍕🎳

    Flatbread Fundraiser: Allston Brighton CDC
    https://www.facebook.com

Apr 05

Allston Brighton CDC shared Citizens' Housing...

#TBT to when our Resident Services Specialist, Bianca Perez and our Board President, Aida Franquiz attended Citizens' Housing and Planning Association, Inc. CHAPA's Mentoring Program Graduation. We love these ladies!


Apr 04

Marathon Monday 2018 Info

...entire length of Beacon Street will be barricaded.  Pedestrians will have three dedicated crossing areas: Beacon Street at Tappan, Beacon Street at Webster and

    Marathon Monday 2018 Info
    Please be advised of the following information regarding the 2018 Boston Marathon: Beacon Street will be closed around 8:30 AM until 6:30PM. Traffic will not be allowed to cross, as the entire length of Beacon Street will be barricaded. Pedestrians will have three dedicated crossing areas: Beacon Street at Tappan, Beacon Street at Webster and Beacon Street at Hawes.
    http://blog.brooklinepolice.com

Apr 03

March 2018 in Review, From Lobster Rolls to Soup Dumplings

Porto Maltese (1634 Beacon St., Washington Square, Brookline): The longtime Fireplace space is now home to a Mediterranean seafood restaurant with a variety of fish and a variety of ways in which it can be prepared. One option: Provide your own recipe.

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Bab Korean Bistro (1374 Beacon St., Coolidge Corner, Brookline): Brookline doesn’t have much of a Korean restaurant scene yet, so it’s good that Bab’s menu is extensive, running the gamut from bibimbap and Korean barbecue to tteokbokki and sundubu-jjigae.

Celeste (21 Bow St., Union Square, Somerville): Dine on ceviche, lomo saltado, and other Peruvian cuisine at this cozy new Somerville spot, and don’t forget to get a pisco- or mezcal-based cocktail as well.

Humaari at Wink & Nod (3 Appleton St., South End, Boston): Wink & Nod’s latest long-term culinary pop-up incubatee is a hummus-oriented Mediterranean project from Tavern Road’s Louis DiBiccari. It’ll be running through mid-September.

Il Mondo Pizzeria (738 Huntington Ave., Mission Hill, Boston): The Mission Hill location of this local pizza joint closed at the end of 2017, but now it’s back in the neighborhood, located in the former Grub space. There’s also a location closer to Berklee.

Naukabout Brewing (13 Lake Ave., Mashpee): There’s a new taproom in town, and it features water views, a seven-barrel brewhouse, and a beer lineup that includes a New England IPA, a triple dry-hopped double IPA, and more.

One Ramen & Sushi (1759 Massachusetts Ave., Porter Square, Cambridge): This new ramen and sushi restaurant took over the former Super Fusion space.

Pokéworks (1440 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square, Cambridge): This is the second local outpost for the expanding national poke chain; it’s also in Somerville’s Davis Square.

Pot Bar (70 Brighton Ave., Allston, Boston): No, it’s not what it sounds like; it’s a hot pot restaurant that features individual portions for those who love hot pot but want the pot all to themselves.

Saigon Chicken House (223 Adams St., Dorchester, Boston): This new Vietnamese restaurant in Fields Corner serves pho, Napoleon beef, and more.

Shredded (246 W. Broadway, South Boston): Sort of a local take on Sweetgreen, serving salads as well as noodle bowls.

Southern Proper (50 Malden St., South End, Boston): Fried chicken, biscuits, hushpuppies, and more Southern goodness in a cavernous space that smells of pine.

Tasty Thai (153 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale): This new Thai restaurant took over the Seven Star Street Bistro space.

Bertucci’s (533 Commonwealth Ave., Kenmore Square, Boston; 380 Washington St., Wellesley): Two of three recent closures for the longtime local pizzeria chain.

The Gate (3171 Washington St., Jamaica Plain, Boston): After less than a year in business, this Irish pub shuttered without warning, shortly after St. Patrick’s Day. The building — the restaurant as well as several residential units — is for sale.

Jimmy John’s (512 Park Dr., Fenway, Boston): Boston’s small number of Jimmy John’s locations (an Illinois-based sandwich shop) has gotten even smaller.

Outback Steakhouse (1212 Providence Hwy., Norwood): Not a good month for chains, apparently. The “Australian” steakhouse only has a few local outposts left (Somerville, Peabody, Randolph, Hanover).

Trillium Beer Garden at the Substation (4228 Washington St., Roslindale): No surprise here as this was always just meant to be a seasonal pop-up (and a popular one), but the Roslindale Trillium location is now closed.

    March 2018 in Review, From Lobster Rolls to Soup Dumplings
    Lots of new restaurants popped onto the scene in March 2018, serving up Peruvian food in Somerville, Korean food in Brookline, Southern food in the South End, poke in Cambridge, and more.
    https://boston.eater.com

Apr 03

“I want to thank Bianca and Megan. After I st...

“I want to thank Bianca and Megan. After I started coming here to the All Bright Community Center for Coffee Hour and then taking Financial Coaching, everything in my life started falling into place.” - Shirley A. Shirley A. has been a part of the Allston Brighton community for over 17 years. In her young 30 years of life she has had her fair share of challenges. Her 9 year old son Evan was born with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. and when he was just 3 years old, his dad died in a tragic car crash, leaving Shirley as the sole caretaker for their son. In early 2018, after a few one-on-one sessions through the Resident Services Goal Getters financial coaching program, Shirley maximized her income by landing a pre-school teacher position! Now she’s even more motivated and on to fulfilling her next goals, building her credit and getting a bigger apartment!!! Economic mobility, education and wealth building are essential in breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty. - PEOPLE OF ABCDC #pplofabcdc #allston #brightonma


Apr 02

The Spring 2018 Restaurant Opening Guide: Greater Boston

1634 Beacon St., Washington Square, Brookline

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Steps from the Minuteman Bikeway, a restaurant called Lobstah on a Roll (or maybe 478 Mass. Ave.) — self-dubbed “the biggest little restaurant in America” — will eventually open in the former Elton...

...Belmont and Lexington — are opening the Wellington in the former Macy’s space in Belmont (75 Leonard St.), right near Il Casale. The 135-seat restaurant will be more casual than their others...

1374 Beacon St., Coolidge Corner, Brookline

1366 Beacon St., Coolidge Corner, Brookline

...chain that is rapidly expanding around the Boston area — could eventually open in Concord at 55-57 Main St., although there has been some opposition from residents. The planning board will meet in late...

69 Norman St., Everett

1853 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington

...area to help open Brewer’s Tap & Table in Waltham — are opening Country Mile at 136 Belmont St., probably around the late summer or early fall 2018. Expect healthy food but not “health...

45 Chapel St.

Around August 2018, the owners of the Cottage will open Door No. 7 at 165 Linden St., aiming for it to be a bit more “adult” and “sophisticated” than the Cottage. It will feature small plates, an oyster bar, and an open kitchen.

    The Spring 2018 Restaurant Opening Guide: Greater Boston
    From an ax-throwing bar in Everett to several exciting restaurant expansions slated for Medford, the Greater Boston area has a lot of interesting drinking and dining destinations on the verge of opening.
    https://boston.eater.com

Mar 30

Allston Brighton CDC shared their event.

Don't miss out! We're only a little more than two weeks away from our community benefit night with Flatbread Company Brighton! 🍕🎳

    Flatbread Fundraiser: Allston Brighton CDC
    https://www.facebook.com

Mar 27

A Seafood Restaurant Opens Doors In Brookline’s Washington Square

...has arrived in Brookline, replacing a 16-year staple of the neighborhood. Porto Maltese, at 1634 Beacon Street, opened its doors on Tuesday, March 20, serving a portion of its menu during limited...

    A Seafood Restaurant Opens Doors In Brookline's Washington Square
    A hotbed of coastal Mediterranean dishes has arrived in Brookline, replacing a 16-year staple of the neighborhood. Porto Maltese, at 1634 Beacon Street, opened its doors on Tuesday, March 20, serving a portion of its menu during limited hours, for now, with plans to ramp up to full service in the coming weeks.
    http://brookline.com

Mar 27

Ahoy, a Seafood Restaurant Sails Into Brookline’s Washington Square With Nautical Vibes

...dishes has arrived in Brookline, replacing a 16-year staple of the neighborhood. Porto Maltese (1634 Beacon St.) opened its doors on Tuesday, March 20, per Boston Restaurant Talk, serving a portion of...

    Ahoy, a Seafood Restaurant Sails Into Brookline's Washington Square With Nautical Vibes
    A hotbed of coastal Mediterranean dishes has arrived in Brookline, replacing a 16-year staple of the neighborhood. Porto Maltese (1634 Beacon St.) opened its doors on Tuesday, March 20, per Boston Restaurant Talk, serving a portion of its menu during limited hours, for now, with plans to ramp up to full service in the coming weeks.
    https://boston.eater.com

Mar 22

Allston Brighton CDC shared Maloney Propertie...

Last chance for this lottery too! #BrightonMA - don't miss out if you're looking to buy!

Mar 20

Allston Brighton CDC shared The Clean Food Cl...

Did you know that Action for Boston Community Development hosts a mobile food pantry for residents at our All Bright Community Center? Check out the link to learn more! #Allston #BrightonMA #AllstonBrighton

    The Mobile Food Pantry Feeding Allston, Brighton and Mattapan
    ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) is the largest anti-poverty organization in New England. They provide many different services to the community, including housing and youth services, fuel assistance, and workforce development. The ABCD Allston Brighton location focuses heavily on combating food insecurity, as the residents there are often in need.
    http://thecleanfoodclub.com

Mar 20

Upcoming Events

Yiddish Sing: 7:30 p.m., Boston Workmen’s Circle, 1762 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free. For information: 617-776-0448. An informal, multigenerational gathering to sing Yiddish folk...

Spring Fun Fair: 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline. For ages 2-7 and older. Cost: $10 per child; $25 per family of...

Financial Foundations: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon Street, Brookline. To RSVP, please click here. For information, please call 617-695-4617; http://ingoodcompany...

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NT Live: “Julius Caesar:” 7:00 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre, 209 Harvard Street, Brookline. Cost: $20-$23. For more information, please click wesley@coolidge.org; or here. Ben...

Ceramics Date Night: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Brookline Arts Center, 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline. Cost: $80 per couple. For information or to register: 617-566-5715; office@brooklineartscenter...

Rotary Pancake Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – noon, Brookline High School cafeteria, 115 Greenough Street, Brookline. Pancakes, music, clowns, face painting, silent auction and puzzles. Tickets are available at the door. Proceeds benefit Brookline Rotary charities.

...p.m. March 25 and 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 28, The Makery, 2 Sewall Avenue, Brookline. Cost: $30; $25 for Makery members. For more information, please click here. The second...

...Loss Healing Circle: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., First Parish Brookline, The Dana Room, 382 Walnut Street, Brookline. Free. Attendees remember the lives of beloved animals in the presence of others who...

Unity – Basic Coding: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Brookline Interactive Group, 46 Tappan Street, Brookline. To register, please click here. This workshop will introduce attendees to the basic functions and concepts of Unity and will provide them with the opportunity to learn basic C# coding.

“A Year in Chile:” 2:30 p.m. March 29, Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. RSVP: 617-244-6400. Photojournalist Barry Pell explores the environment and ecology of Chile.

...and the Meanings of Urban Landscape:” 6-8:30 p.m. April 3, Wheelock College, 43 Hawes Street, Brookline. Carlo Rotello, director of the American Studies Program at Boston College, discusses Barack Obama...

“Off the Wall”: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, through April 27, Gallery 93, 93 Winchester Street, Brookline. Photographs by Julie Smith, taken during her travels, feature stencils and wall art superimposed on layers of paint and plaster.

PJ Drive: Through March 15, Brookline Town Hall, 333 Washington Street, Brookline. Cradles to Crayons is teaming up with the Boston Bruins, Massachusetts Board of Library...

...Winchester Street; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. April 13, Putterham Branch Library Community Room, 959 West Roxbury Parkway, Brookline. To register, please click here. Community members of all ages to come together and...

Brookline Winter Farmers Market: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sundays through March 25, The Coolidge Corner Arcade, 318 Harvard Street, Brookline. For information: here.

Zen meditation and talk: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursdays, Eishoji Zen Center, 1318 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. RSVP: Jason, 508-360-2323.

Al-Anon Family Group meeting: 7:00 – 8:40 p.m. Tuesdays, United Parish – Brookline, Choir Room, 210 Harvard Street, Brookline. For families and friends of problem drinkers. Anonymous, confidential and free. Open to newcomers.

...Italian Conversations: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and noon Fridays, Coolidge Corner Library, meeting room, 31 Pleasant Street, Brookline. Supported by the Publish Library of Brookline and the Italian Consulate in Boston. A...

Learn to Meditate: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Sundays, Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston, 646 Brookline Ave., Brookline. Taught by qualified instructors, this basic meditation class is for beginners, as well as...

    Upcoming Events
    Upcoming Thursday, March 22 PTO Presidents, Brookline Business Professionals Coffee: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m., Viking Sports, 143 Cyprus Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. To RSVP, please click here. Attendees meet with PTO presidents to discuss the best ways for businesses and PTOs to work together.
    http://brookline.com

Mar 16

Councilor Mark Ciommo added 3 new photos.

Apply for the housing lotteries currently underway in Allston-Brighton by following the links below. 20 Penniman Road - pennimanlottery.com 99 Tremont Street - 99tremontlottery.com 1650 Commonwealth Avenue - aberdeenlottery.com Deadline to apply is March 29, 2018


Mar 15

Allston Brighton CDC shared Maloney Propertie...

Another affordable homeownership opportunity, this time in #BrightonMA! Apply now!

    Maloney Properties Real Estate
    The Aberdeen Condominiums features 40 condominiums. There will be 5 income restricted units with a combination of 1 & 2 bedrooms in the 80% AMI & 100% AMI income categories. The price and income restrictions are set by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA).
    http://www.maloneyrealestate.com

Mar 14

Allston Brighton CDC shared their post.

Tonight's meeting has been cancelled. We'll keep you updated when this is rescheduled.

    Allston Yards Impact Advisory Group & Public Meeting
    Description: Impact Advisory Group ("IAG") meeting to discuss The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC's ("Proponent") proposal to redevelop the existing approximately 10.6-acre Project Site at 60 Everett Street in Allston with a phased mixed-use, transit-oriented development consisting of residential, office, a flagship grocery store, as well as other groundfloor retail, restaurant, and fitness uses.
    https://mailchi.mp

Mar 12

Allston Brighton CDC shared Brighton Allston ...

Don't miss out on this affordable opportunity!

    Maloney Properties Real Estate
    The 99 Tremont Street Condominiums features 62 condominiums. There will be 8 income restricted units with a combination of 1 & 2 bedrooms in the 80% AMI & 100% AMI income categories. The price and income restrictions are set by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA).
    http://www.maloneyrealestate.com

Mar 12

Allston Brighton CDC shared their event.

We know the Tuesday after Marathon Monday will be a long one - treat yourself with a flatbread or two from Flatbread Company Brighton in April 17th and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Allston Brighton CDC!

    Flatbread Fundraiser: Allston Brighton CDC
    https://www.facebook.com

Mar 12

THIS WEDNESDAY @ 6:30 PM AT JACKSON MANN: Mak...

THIS WEDNESDAY @ 6:30 PM AT JACKSON MANN: Make your voice heard on how the 1,100+ units proposed for Allston Yards (Stop & Shop on Everett St) will impact you and your neighborhood. With traffic, food access, affordable rents, and family housing options at stake, your input is crucial throughout this project! https://mailchi.mp/boston/allston-yards-impact-advisory-group-public-meeting

    Allston Yards Impact Advisory Group & Public Meeting
    Description: Impact Advisory Group ("IAG") meeting to discuss The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC's ("Proponent") proposal to redevelop the existing approximately 10.6-acre Project Site at 60 Everett Street in Allston with a phased mixed-use, transit-oriented development consisting of residential, office, a flagship grocery store, as well as other groundfloor retail, restaurant, and fitness uses.
    https://mailchi.mp

Mar 05

Stay up to date on all things Allston Brighto...

Stay up to date on all things Allston Brighton CDC and learn even more about your neighbor, Omaira

    Allston Brighton CDC Monthly Newsletter: March 2018
    2018 is already off to a flying start here at Allston Brighton CDC! Read more in this newsletter about our Winter Carnival, get to know Allston Brighton community member Omaira Marin, and mark your calendars for upcoming events.
    https://mailchi.mp

Mar 05

Apartments, Condos sought for hotel site

Boston-based 1650 Commonwealth LLC is seeking city approvals for an approximately 163,000-square-foot residential project with 64 apartments and 114 condos at 40 Mount Hood Road, at the corner of Egremont Road.

Boston-based 1650 Commonwealth LLC is seeking city approvals for an approximately 163,000-square-foot residential project with 64 apartments and 114 condos at 40 Mount Hood Road, at the corner of Egremont Road.

The project would include about 9,000 square feet of landscaped space on Mount Hood and Egremont roads.

    Apartments, Condos sought for hotel site
    Developers proposing to replace a Brighton hotel with a large condo and apartment complex hope to start about two years of construction in the spring of 2019.Boston-based 1650 Commonwealth LLC is seeking city approvals for an approximately 163,000-square-foot residential project with 64 apartments and 114 condos at 40 Mount Hood Road, at the corner of Egremont Road.
    http://www.bostonherald.com

Mar 01

Allston Brighton CDC added a new photo.

"Me encanta vivir en esta comunidad. Amo a mis vecinos y me encanta que la panadería con toda la comida de mi país esté cerca junto con todas las tiendas. Me encanta el yoga que tomo aquí en el All Bright centro de comunidad y en Oak Square YMCA y, oh, me encanta la clase de Tai Chi también en el Oak Square YMCA." - O. Marin English Translation: "I love living in this community. I love my neighbors and I love that the bakery with all my country’s food is close by along with all the stores. I love the yoga I take here at the All Bright Community Center and at the Oak Square YMCA and oh, I love the Tai Chi class also at the Oak Square YMCA.” - O. Marin #PPLOFABCDC


Feb 28

Don't miss tonight's public meeting at 121 Co...

Don't miss tonight's public meeting at 121 Corey Road in #Brighton @ 6PM! http://bit.ly/2t5Xzno

    BPDA on Twitter
    Today, 6 p.m.: 5 Washington Street Public Meeting https://t.co/RVKJtrf1RF #Brighton
    http://twitter.com

Feb 28

Allston Brighton CDC shared Allston-Brighton ...

    2018 Kiwanis Star - 11th Annual Singing Competition
    2018 Kiwanis Star - 11th Annual Singing Competition
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 28

Allston Brighton CDC shared Brighton Main Str...

    Public Space & Beautification Committee Open House
    Public Space & Beautification Committee Open House
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 27

Allston Brighton CDC added 2 new photos.

Kicking off our Article 80 education efforts with a focus group of community members. Thanks to our partners at Boston Society of Architects/AIA for making this project possible! #BSAFoundation


Feb 26

ABERDEEN ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION DISTRICT COMMISSION HEARING

18.923 AB 1650 Commonwealth Avenue: Update previously approved streetscape landscaping plan.  

18.908 AB 157 Sutherland Road: Install wall sign; install new awning and cover with Sunbrella fabric.

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1 City Hall Plaza

    ABERDEEN ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION DISTRICT COMMISSION HEARING
    (Use Congress Street as an entrance and exit after 5:30 p.m.)
    https://www.boston.gov

Feb 26

Allston Brighton CDC shared Brighton Main Str...

TONIGHT: Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the #CommunityPreservationAct and share your priorities for #AllstonBrighton! What projects do you think $20 million should fund in this community?

    Community Preservation Forum
    https://www.facebook.com

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