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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

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39 hours ago

Allston Brighton CDC updated their cover phot...

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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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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..

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    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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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!

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3 days ago

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

4 days ago

"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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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!

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    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 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

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Nov 05

In order spare my neighbors of a similar expe...

In order spare my neighbors of a similar experience, here is a review of Robert DeLapp, D & D Painting and Construction Mr. DeLapp is an amiable gentleman whom we hired to paint our 100-year-old Dutch Colonial. Unfortunately, we did not obtain references about the quality of Mr. DeLapp’s work. Prep 1. Thin plastic sheeting was placed to shunt scrapped paint chips away from the lower roof shingles. Unfortunately, all of these scrapped paint chips landed in the landscaping around our home. 2. Prepping of windows and hardware was nonexistent. No effort was made to tape off the windows or carefully paint the muntins. As a result, the windows are sloppy. It was clear that Mr. DeLapp was not painting in a carefull manner because he was loudly talking on his cell phone while he was painting the windows outside the master bedroom. His phone conversations were so loud that our neighbor complained. Additionally, the hardware (knobs, locks, lights, plugs, etc.) were not prepped hin any way and as a result my antique hardware has been marred by paint. 3. Reglazing of windows. Mr. DeLapp was to repair gazing on windows. Mr. DeLapp did not use glazing compound, rather, he used caulk that he smoothed with his finger rather than the customary putty knife. The result was a sloppy uneven mess. When asked him to neaten up the glazing around the window panes, Mr. DeLapp stated that we had “wavy glass” and that if he scrapped the windows they would break or crack. We are slowly making our way around the windows of our home and scraping the sloppy paint off the windows ourselves. Mr. DeLapp’s estimate stated that 3 coats of paint would be used: 1 base coat and 2 top coats. In fact only two coats were applied: 1 tinted base coat (which he stated counted as 2 coats) and 1 top coat. Mr. Delapp was to remove the old shutters from our home. There were 2 shutters that fell apart. Mr. DeLapp left the remains of these shutters on the path to the basement and never removed this debris. One gable had clapboards that were deteriorated. Mr. DeLapp stated that he could easily replace them and requested a check to purchase replacement clapbords. Dispite the check stating cedar clapbords in the memo section, Mr. Delapp never purchased the clapboards. Ironically, the amount of the check completed the payments of the paint job. Despite the poor quality of Mr. DeLapp’s work, he shared that he had driven people by our home to show the quality of his work. “They were impressed,” he stated. As our home is beautiful and the house sits atop a hill and far away from the street, these people were clearly talking about our beautiful home and not the sloppy paint job. Areas that have paint that but should not have paint: 1 Panes of glass in windows 2 Roofing shingles 3 Hardware, 100 year old door knobs, hinges, hooks, eyes, 4 Brick work on first level of house. 5 Cast iron basemant well grates. 6 Patio flagstone 7 Black foam insulation surrounding AC piping 8 Electric sensor on garage and brass lamps.

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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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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 gets modern condos

But when it comes to small-scale housing in the neighborhood, he says, there’s not much new going on — save for the four contemporary townhouse-style units his firm just designed for 88-94 Parsons St.

    Allston-Brighton gets modern condos
    When architect Gary Hendren looks around the Allston-Brighton area of his office, he sees the neighborhoods inching, ever so slowly, toward modern architecture.There's the new New Balance headquarters, he says, and a few other signs of the contemporary designs in the area.But when it comes to small-scale housing in the neighborhood, he says, there's not much new going on - save for the four contemporary townhouse-style units his firm just designed for 88-94 Parsons St.
    http://www.bostonherald.com

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