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Hello Everyone, News The comment period for 37-43 North Beacon St in Allston has been extended to Friday, April 20, 2018. The Project will be developed on an approximately 0.7-acre site at the edge of Union Square on North Beacon Street in Allston (the “Project Site”). The Project will consist of a five-story building at the corner of North Beacon Street and Everett Street containing 74 rental apartments (“Rental Building”) as well as a separate four-story building on Sinclair Road consisting of nine for sale condominiums (“Condo Building”). The Project will capitalize on its urban setting by providing a series of amenities to encourage the use of alternative methods of transportation, including; covered and secure bike storage for each unit; a transit screen in the lobby providing schedules for local transit options; and on site ride sharing service. http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/37-43-north-beacon-street Lance.Campbell@Boston.gov The comment period for 40 Mount Hood Road in Brighton has been extended to Friday, April 27, 2018. 1650 Commonwealth, LLC (the "Proponent"), proposes to develop an approximately 1.7-acre site at 40 Mount Hood Road in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston. The existing site, located at the corner of Mount Hood Road and Egremont Road, currently consists of a motel containing 74 hotel rooms in three separate buildings, as well as surface parking spaces. The site will be developed into an approximately 163,000 square foot residential building containing approximately 178 residential units with a mix of rental and condominium units, and 142 parking spaces. The Project plans to improve the public realm with approximately 9,000 square feet of landscaped space lining the property on both Mount Hood and Egremont roads. This will create an active edge along a corridor that connects the residential neighborhood to Commonwealth Avenue, which is well served by public transit. The pedestrian experience will be further enhanced with new street furniture, trees, plantings, lightning and path patterning. http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/40-mount-hood-road Lance.Campbell@Boston.gov The comment period for Allston Yards in Allston has been extended to Friday, April 27, 2018. The Proposed Project will replace an existing retail center located at 60 Everett Street Allston with a mixed use project comprised of residential, office, grocery, restaurant, fitness and retail uses, as well as a new approximately 0.5-acre community green, activated with year-round programming to enhance public use and enjoyment. www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/allston-yards Casey.A.Hines@Boston.gov Western Ave/Soldiers Field Rd/Birmingham Pkwy/Arsenal St Intersection & Corridor Improvements: Questions?/Comments?: http://www.bostonplans.org/planning/planninginitiatives/westernave


A gateway to Boston College, the McMullen Museum of Art welcomes you to its new, expanded home in the renovated Renaissance Revival palazzo at 2101 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. For a complete list of upcoming events, visit us on the web. For more information on upcoming programs, events, and exhibitions, sign up for the McMullen Newsletter! The Allston Brighton/Boston College Community Fund Committee announces that the applications for the $3,000 Project Grant for the Spring 2018 cycle will be available online on Friday, April 20, 2018 at www.bc.edu/neighborhood Hard copies of the applications can be picked up at the Boston College Neighborhood Center, 480 Washington Street, Brighton, MA 02135. The Fund Committee seeks applications from organizations, associations, programs or projects based in Allston and Brighton. There will be in an information session held at the Boston College Neighborhood Center on Wednesday, April 11th from 12:00-1:00pm for new and/or returning organizations to find out more about the community fund grant process and to ask specific questions. Click on this info session link to register or visit our website at www.bc.edu/neighborhood. For the $3,000 Project Grant, the Committee gives special consideration to proposals that benefit the youth, senior citizens and under-resourced populations in the Allston and Brighton neighborhoods. Potential applicants are advised that only one grant per group or agency will be awarded per year. The deadline for submitting applications is 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 17, 2018. For questions on the Fund or for the Statement of Mission of the Fund and application criteria, please call William R. Mills, Jr., Director, Community Affairs, at Boston College, at (617) 552-8661, or Maria DiChiappari, Director, at the Boston College Neighborhood Center at (617) 552-0445. Intersections – The Harvard Ed Portal’s Weekly Newsletter (April 12, 2018): https://mailchi.mp/harvard/intersections_april12?e=3d77edabe9 Articles None Real Estate Transactions of Interest None Ongoing Programs CRIMESTOPPERS To report a crime anonymously: Call 1-800-494-TIPS, or text the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463) (messaging and data rates may apply)


Boston Gun Buyback Program Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 am Residents may drop off their working firearms and receive a $200 Visa gift card. Those who do not wish to deliver the firearms during those hours or at the station can call and arrange a pickup. Boston Police Dept D-14 301 Washington St, Brighton For more information, call 617-343-4260 www.bpdnews.com/district-d-14 “What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet?” Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal at the medical collection kiosk in the lobby of Boston Police Dept D-14 301 Washington St, Brighton Disposal is free, anonymous and is available 24/7 Car Seat Installation Boston Police Department District 14 Free Boston Police Department D-14 Community Service Office 301 Washington St, Brighton 617-343-4376 Ongoing Events WGBH One Guest St, Brighton 617-300-5400 Check out the hottest events around town and at our studios. All ticket purchases support WGBH http://www.wgbh.org/events/ Vets to Vets Support Group By Vets For Vets UMass Boston, Brighton Marine Health Center Vets to Vets group meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month on campus at 7:00 pm. UMass Boston in collaboration with Brighton Marine Health Center invites you to a Veterans Support Discussion Group, a safe and confidential space to discuss challenges and opportunities with other local veterans. Brighton Marine Health Center 77 Warren St, Brighton For more information please contact Cary Rothenburger, M.Ed, LSCW at (617) 610-4145 or cathyrothenburger@gmail.com Battle of the Sexes Revisited: The Sexual Harassment Volley of Today Exhibition Unbound Visual Arts curated by John Quatrale


March 10 – April 27, 2018 This timely event showcases the works of thirty UVA member artists and their understanding of sexual harassment and gender constraints. The exhibition coincides with Women’s History Month and its 2018 theme: “Nevertheless she persisted: honoring women who fight all forms of discrimination against women.” Honan-Allston Branch Library 300 North Harvard St, Allston Events Patriot’s Day Ride of William Dawes Monday, April 16, 2018, Between 10-11 am Come meet William Dawes the other hero from that famous day Join us for light refreshments The Hill Memorial Baptist Church 279 North Harvard St, Allston Goldilocks and the 3 Dragons Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Children are invited to join Rosalita’s Puppets for a performance of “Goldilocks and the 3 Dragons,” an original look at a traditional story. Sponsored by the Friends of the Faneuil Branch Library.. Faneuil Branch Library Oak Square 419 Faneuil St, Brighton (617) 782-6705 Mike the Bubble Man Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Mike the Bubble Man brings magic and science to the stage with this interactive show about BUBBLES! Through music, choreography, and comedy, bubbles — in all different shapes and sizes — come alive, sparking imagination and wonder. You’re never too old for a love for bubbles, especially when there’s a chance to see the world from inside of one. Brighton Branch Library 40 Academy Hill Rd, Brighton (617) 782-6032 Allston Brighton CDC’s Flatbread Community Benefit Night Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 5:00 pm – 1:00 am Need a few pizzas to recover after Marathon Monday? We got you. Flatbread Company Brighton is hosting Allston Brighton CDC for a Community Benefit Night on Tuesday, April 17th. A portion of the proceeds from ALL pizzas purchased after 5PM on this date will be donated to Allston Brighton CDC, so the more you eat, the more you give! Proceeds will help support: - first-time homebuyer education and financial coaching


- leadership development and programming for local residents - continued creation of affordable housing in Allston Brighton - increased homeownership opportunities in the neighborhood Don't know much about Allston Brighton CDC but love pizza and bowling? Stop by and meet staff who can tell you more about our many programs. Can't leave the house? Online orders and orders for pickup count too! Order on Grubhub here: https://www.grubhub.com/restaurant/flatbread-company-brighton-76-guest-st-brighton/ Flatbread Company 76 Guest St, Brighton Storyteller Tony Toledo Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 10:30 am Join us as master storyteller Tony Toledo brings folktales to life with his signature enthusiasm and humor. Prepare to have your imagination engaged by this fun, interactive experience. Intended for families with children ages 4 and older. Brighton Branch Library 40 Academy Hill Rd, Brighton (617) 782-6032 Allston Civic Association Monthly Meeting Monthly Meeting Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm Honan-Allston Library 300 North Harvard St, Allston 617-787-6313 Anthony D’Isidoro, President Website: www.allstoncivicassociation.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/AllstonCivicAssociation Boston Water & Sewer Commission A Boston Water and Sewer Community Services Department representative will be available: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Allston Brighton Child & Family Service Center 400 Cambridge St, Allston Come meet with Boston Water and Sewer staff in your neighborhood and learn why it’s important not to dump into catch basins. You can also pay your water bill with a check or money order, talk about billing or service problems, and more. Allston/Brighton Construction Projects: http://bwsc.org/PROJECTS/Construction/lookup/lookup.asp?NBHood=ALBR Poetry in the Park Thursday, April 19, 2018, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Join us in celebrating National Poetry Month at the library. We’ll use sidewalk chalk to put some poems on the pavement, make our own magnetic poetry kits, go on a poetry hunt, and more. Light refreshments will be served.


This event is for children ages three to twelve and caregivers. In the case of inclement weather, this event will be held inside the library. Raymond V Mellone Park directly behind Honan-Allston Library 300 North Harvard St, Allston (617) 787-6313 Music and Movement Friday, April 20, 2018, 10:30 am – 11:15 am Music Together teacher Rosa Elena Rivera leads participatory singing, dancing, and instrument exploration for children birth to five and beyond with their parents or caregivers. Brighton Branch Library 40 Academy Hill Rd, Brighton (617) 782-6032 Allston Yards Public Meeting Boston Planning & Development Agency Monday, April 23, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm The Proposed Project will replace an existing retail center located at 60 Everett Street, Allston with a mixed use project comprised of residential, office, grocery, restaurant, fitness and retail uses, as well as a new approximately 0.5-acre community green. The 1,900,000 GSF project is anticipated to be built out in phases over several years and will include the following: up to 1,050 residential units, 300,000 GSF of Office use, 67,000 GSF of Grocery use, 50,000 GSF of Retail/Restaurant use, .5 acres Community Green, and up to 1,300 parking spaces. This meeting was originally scheduled for March 14th and was cancelled due to inclement weather. Jackson Mann Community Center, Theater 500 Cambridge Street, Allston Email Contact: Casey.A.Hines@Boston.gov City Hall To Go Many people need a personal interaction to get direct services, ask a question or get information, so Boston is taking City Hall to them. Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm, City Hall to Go truck will be parked outside the YMCA at Oak Square (615 Washington St) Friday, May 4, 2018, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm, City Hall to Go truck will be parked in Lower Allston (Western Ave & Spurr St) Schedule subject to change. Follow us on twitter @CityHalltoGo or call 617-635-4500 https://www.boston.gov/departments/city-hall-go Allston & Brighton Boards of Trade Annual Dinner Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Reception: 5:00 pm Dinner starts at 6:30 pm Special Guest Herb Chambers Tickets $100


Table of 8 - $750 Get Tickets: https://boardoftradedinner.eventbrite.com Heights Room at Corcoran Commons Boston College Event Parking Available Salary Negotiation Workshop Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Work Smart in Boston is a free grassroots salary negotiation workshop program that helps close the gender wage gap by empowering women to evaluate, articulate and negotiate their value in the job market. Honan-Allston Library 300 North Harvard St, Allston (617) 787-6313 Know Your Rights Presentation Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm Learn about your rights when interacting with immigration officials. Understand your legal status and the immigration court process. Learn where to find trusted legal resources and programs available to you. No registration needed. Brighton Branch Library 40 Academy Hill Rd, Brighton (617) 782-6032 Women in Boston’s Public Art Brighton Allston Historical Society Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm Mary Howland Smoyer has been active in the Boston Women's Heritage Trail (bwht.org) for over 25 years. The Trail was founded in 1989 to recover, document and disseminate Boston women's history. In honor of their legacy, Mary will talk about women recognized in public artwith a focus on the stories of the six women honored with statues located around Boston. Please join us for this informative evening. Free Brighton Allston Congregational Church 404 Washington St, Brighton Center 8th Annual BC Race to Educate Saint Columbkille Partnership School, Boston College Saturday, April 28, 2018 Registration & Bib Pick Up Opens at 7:30 am Kid’s Fun Run Starts at 8:45 am 5K Run & Walk Starts at 9:30 am Start & finish inside BC’s Alumni Stadium T-Shirts to first 400 registrants All kids receive a T-Shirt Register Online: www.bcracetoeducate.com


Alumni Stadium, Boston College Allston-Brighton Little League Opening Day Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm The Allston Brighton Little League season will kick off with its annual parade from Rogers Park followed by Opening Day ceremonies at Hardiman Park in Oak Square. Hardiman Playground 31 Brackett St, Brighton www.abll.net Ring-A-Ding-Ding!---Music of the Rat Pack with Carol O’Shaughnessy Saturday, April 28, 2018, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Carol O'Shaughnessy, Boston's Queen of Cabaret sings music of the Rat Pack featuring hits by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr. All are welcome. Brighton Branch Library 40 Academy Hill Rd, Brighton (617) 782-6032 27th Annual Rock the House (Swing’n ‘n Sing’n) Boston Minstrels Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm Please join the Minstrels for an evening of song and dancing to The Love Dogs! Your presence supports our mission of bringing live music into Boston Shelters. Tickets: $85 before April 14 $95 after April 14 Tables of 8 available at discounted rate For Ticket and Information: www.bostonminstrel.org American Legion Post 440 295 California St, Newton Pics in the Parks Boston Parks & Recreation Sunday, April 29, 2018, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Individuals of all ages and skill levels are welcome to bring their cameras and participate in these informal sessions led by a photography instructor. Participants will learn techniques for taking impressive photographs of Boston’s scenic parks as well as be given a theme to focus on each Sunday. Select photos will be chosen for an exhibit at Boston City Hall. For more information please visit the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at facebook.com/bostonparksdepartment or boston.gov/parks. Participants must bring their own equipment and can register via email by contacting mavrick.afonso@boston.gov. Chandler Pond 95 Lake Shore Drive, Brighton 90 Antwerp Street Proposal Open House Boston Planning & Development Agency


Monday, April 30, 2018, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Open House for residents and any interested parties to learn about the Urbanica proposal for 90 Antwerp Street. Urbanica was tentatively designated as the developer after a competitive Request for Proposals and selection process. The proposal has been modified since selection and this is an opportunity for the community to see the updated version, ask questions, and provide feedback, particularly on the open space component. This is an open house drop-in format and those interested can come any time between 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM. Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center, Charlesview 123 Antwerp Street, Brighton Email Contact: Gerald.Autler@Boston.Gov Brighton Allston Improvement Association Monthly Meeting Thursday, May 3, 2018 @7:00 pm Brighton Elks Lodge 326 Washington St, Brighton Check their Facebook page for meeting confirmation and agenda: https://www.facebook.com/BAIAonline The Fishing Academy Annual Fundraiser Gala Friday, May 4, 2018, 6:00 pm – 12:00 am Food, Raffles, Auctions and Disco Dance Party General Admission$25.00 All proceeds will benefit Youth Scholarships and Youth Employment Opportunities For More Information: call 617-782-2614 or visit www.thefishingacademy.org Thanks, John Hoffman, Executive Director Brighton Elks Lodge #2199 326 Washington St, Brighton Allston Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force Member Meeting Thursday, May 10, 2018, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Josephine A Fiorentino Community Center (Charlesview) 123 Antwerp St Ext, Brighton Email Contact: Helen.Connolly@steward.org Raise Your Oars - 2018 Spring Party & Auction Community Rowing Inc. Saturday, May 12, 2018 Cocktail Hour: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Silent & Live Auction: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Enjoy the evening out with CRI members, parents, staff & coaches, and the greater CRI community-- all in the spirit of raising money for our beloved home away from home! Ticket Price: $85 Tickets available through www.501auctions.com/CRI Harry Parker Boathouse


20 Nonantum Rd, Brighton Allston Board of Trade Monthly Meeting Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 12:00 Noon Please join us for the next ABOT meeting Member and Guest Lunch Fee: $12.00 RSVP to allstonbot@gmail.com We look forward to seeing you there! Location: TBD Ann Faldetta, President The Broadway Jukebox Brown Box Theatre Project Friday, May 18, 2018, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm A Musical Theatre Cabaret Event Join us for this musical theatre cabaret event. With almost 30 Broadway songs to choose from, each performance is unique based on the selection of that evening’s audience. Upon arrival each audience member votes for their top three choices from a series different musical theatre categories, including “The Golden Age,” “Contemporary Musicals,” “Disney on Broadway,” and more. Brown Box curates that night’s show on the spot in this interactive, family friendly evening, where we perform what YOU consider the best of Broadway. No Reservation Required Christian Herter Park Amphitheater 1175 Soldiers Field Rd, Brighton (443) 808-1215 2018 Love Your Block: Allston Spring Clean Up Day Saturday, May 19, 2018 All groups and individuals must register! Registration will open March 1 and end April 27. After registering, your neighborhood contact will reach out to you with more information. Pickup and Drop-off Locations for Tools: Allston - (9 a.m. at Jackson Mann Community Center, 500 Cambridge St, Allston) Register for the Event 2018 Love Your Block: Brighton Spring Clean Up Day Saturday, May 19, 2018 All groups and individuals must register! Registration will open March 1 and end April 27. After registering, your neighborhood contact will reach out to you with more information. Pickup and Drop-off Locations for Tools: Brighton - (9 a.m. at Corrib Restaurant, 396 Market St, Brighton) Register for the Event Boston Calling Music Festival May 25-27, 2018 Harvard Athletic Complex, Allston


A Place at the Table The Women’s Table Annual Fundraiser Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Come celebrate our 10th Anniversary and help raise funds to continue supporting women through advocacy, meaningful connections, and unique programs. Honoring: Kevin Honan (“Connecting Neighbor with Neighbor” Award) Sharon Gouveia (“Building Inclusive Community” Award) Mary Caruso (“Compassionate Strength” Award) Tickets & sponsorship available now For more information click: Women’s Table Event or visit website: Women’s Table Website 637 Cambridge St, Brighton West End House Annual Celebration – Expect More: The Grand Reveal Saturday, June 2, 2018 This exciting evening will showcase how our new spaces are transforming the lives of Boston’s youth, including our new multipurpose performance center that opens onto Ringer Park. West End House 105 Allston St, Allston Allston-Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force Third Annual Fundraising Event Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Honoring Maria DiChiappari, Director, Boston College Neighborhood Center Featuring Guest Speaker Annissa Essaibi-George, Boston City Councilor At-Large For ticket and sponsor information, visit: https://absatf620fund.eventbrite.com Brighton Marine Health Center 77 Warren St, Brighton 19th Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hours Dunkin Donuts, Boston Parks & Recreation, City of Boston Thursday, June 21, 2018, 9:30 am – 10:30 am The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh and staff from City departments about open space and other needs in their neighborhoods. Through these discussions and a suggestion box at each site, Mayor Walsh looks forward to hearing how the City of Boston can improve upon local parks, public areas, and city services. All participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast treats provided by Dunkin' Donuts and fresh fruit from Whole Foods Market. In addition, each family in attendance will receive a flowering plant grown in the City's greenhouses as a gift from Mayor Walsh. Residents at the event will also be eligible to win a raffle prizes from Dunkin' Donuts. Information will be available on City programs from the Boston Public Library, Boston Public Schools, Boston Police Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families. Brighton Common 30 Chestnut Hill Ave, Allston/Brighton __________________________________________________________________________


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Allston Brighton Community Notes 4/15/18  
Allston Brighton Community Notes 4/15/18  
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