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What's happened and what's ahead for the neighborhood
In This Newsletter

1. 
Allston-Brighton Community Calendar  

2. Public Health News That You May Have Missed
Allston-Brighton, Climate Change, COVID-19, Education, Equity and Equal Justice, Food Access, Healthcare, Housing, Immigrant Health, Mental Health, Substance Use, Public Health, Transportation
   
3. Volunteer and Job Opportunities 
CLICK HERE FOR LOCAL RESOURCES AND SUPPORT
What's happening in Allston-Brighton 
June 12 - 25
Public Health News and Updates
 

ALLSTON-BRIGHTON

West Station Area Transit Study Now Available

Steward Health Care to pay $4.7M to resolve anti-kickback allegations

Harvard president Lawrence Bacow to step down next year

Native American leaders call for Harvard to return human remains

Harvard Holds Human Remains of 19 Likely Enslaved Individuals, Thousands of Native Americans, Draft Report Says

Wu hails opportunity at Allston railyard

Addiction Treatment Centers of New England welcomes new CEO

MBTA Summer 2022 Service Changes

Subway and Bus Summer Service Changes will be effective on Sunday, June 19, 2022. Commuter Rail Summer schedule has been effective from May 23, 2022. Weekend Ferry services resumes from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend for F2H.You can find all new schedules online: mbta.com/schedules.   
For more information about the Summer Service Changes, please visit mbta.com/servicechanges

Are you a first-time homebuyer who wants to purchase your home in Allston Brighton?
You may qualify for up to $50,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance! This fund is available to income-eligible, first-time homebuyers to buy their first home in the neighborhood. ABCDC and The Boston Home Center are partnering to offer the Allston-Brighton Homeownership Program. This is new program made possible with funding from the development of Allston Yards. For more information about the fund, contact us at hom...@allstonbrightoncdc.org or 617-787-3874 x35.


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CLIMATE CHANGE 


Undoing Trump, EPA to empower states and tribes to oppose pipelines

More heatwaves, rising seas, and intensifying storms will pummel the Boston area, new report finds

Federal regulators uphold controversial grid proposal that could slow clean energy




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COVID-19


Here’s what you need to know about getting a COVID-19 shot for your child under 5

Many children who contracted COVID-19 during pandemic did not develop antibodies to ward off Omicron, study says

CDC has recommended booster shots for those 50 and over. But only 17.5 percent of those eligible in Mass. have gone ahead and done it.

COVID-19 Testing Guidance: What to do after a positive COVID-19 test

Mass. to end funding for school COVID-19 testing




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EDUCATION


Boston Public Schools ‘safety crisis’: Group urges Michelle Wu to tackle school safety following string of gun, violent incidents

Bullying on the rise in Boston schools

Mayor Wu directs grants to Boston family child-care providers




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EQUITY AND EQUAL ACCESS


Mayor Wu, under pressure, releases more BPD records from former Boston police union leader Patrick Rose

Why Black women die from childbirth twice as often as white women

Pride month begins in Boston with calls for the Legislature to clarify legal parentage

Students of color push back on calls for police in schools



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FOOD ACCESS


Nearly one in three adults in Mass. are struggling to get enough food to eat, study finds

With free lunch cutoff looming, advocates seek 1-year extension

Advocates seek to ease hunger among college students



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HEALTHCARE

 

Insurers and employers in Mass. scramble to keep out-of-state workers covered for abortion




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HOUSING

Eviction Risk Higher for LGBT Adults

Housing is in short supply in Massachusetts. Here’s why that matters.



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IMMIGRANT HEALTH


U.S. Accelerated Expulsions of Haitian Migrants in May

Mass. lawmakers override Baker veto, allow driver’s licenses for residents without legal immigration status

How asylum-seekers cross the US-Mexico border




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MENTAL HEALTH


‘The numbers just continue to rise’: Patients awaiting psychiatric treatment crowd emergency rooms



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SUBSTANCE USE


‘It’s pretty terrifying’: Mass. opioid-related overdose deaths surged to an all-time high last year

Home alcohol deliveries jumped 300% during COVID; underage sales increased too




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TRANSPORTATION

MassDOT has launched Beyond Mobility, its 2050 Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan.
The public is encouraged to support the Plan by filling out a survey by July.

MBTA Summer 2022 Service Changes
Subway and Bus Summer Service Changes will be effective on Sunday, June 19, 2022. Commuter Rail Summer schedule has been effective from May 23, 2022. Weekend Ferry services resumes from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend for F2H.You can find all new schedules online: mbta.com/schedules.   
For more information about the Summer Service Changes, please visit mbta.com/servicechanges


West Station Area Transit Study Now Available

Racial Disparities in Traffic Fatalities Wider Than Previously Known

Boston one of two Massachusetts cities with the most pedestrian fatalities in 2022

The Sumner Tunnel will be closed most weekends starting Friday. Here’s what you need to know.

MBTA, facing grave financial crisis, avoids fiscal cliff for another year using one-time federal funds

Biden administration to set rules of the road for charging electric vehicles

Transit Ambassadors complain about working conditions

Car-free streets coming to Boston’s Dorchester, Roxbury and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods

13 years after US recommended system to prevent Green Line crashes, still no tech and yet another crash

Two trolleys collide on MBTA Green Line, 3 train operators taken to hospital

Volunteer and Job Opportunities

ABHC only shares job listings that have a posted salary/hourly or salary range. Women, femmes and BIPOC people are consistently paid less than white men in every sector. Requiring compensation on job descriptions helps ensure our commitment to racial equity and social justice.

Boston Cyclists Union Communications Coordinator

PowerCorpsBOS green jobs program

Campaign Fellow, Fair Share for Massachusetts

FriendshipWorks Development Associate


FriendshipWorks Marketing and Communications Strategist

Communications Director for the City of Boston Streets Cabinet


Boston Public Health Commission Various Openings

ESOL Instructor - Gardner Pilot Academy

HRiA Community Capacity Building Manager


2Life Communities Joyful Connection Assistant
(Bilingual, English and Chinese: Mandarin and Cantonese) 

2Life Communities various openings


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Food Delivery Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer with Allston-Brighton Food Pantry
Needs include food supply unloading, food basket making, supper prep and distribution, dessert making.
Contact Volunteer.a...@gmail.com

Volunteer with youth ages 7-14
Volunteer for the Brighton Future Forward (BFF) Youth Programs at either Faneuil Gardens or Commonwealth Development in the afternoons from Monday Thursday. Fill out a volunteer interest form today and a program coordinator will get back to you regarding your role and schedule. Learn More

Volunteer opportunity: Cycling Without Age
2Life Communities is seeking volunteers for a program to get older folks around by bike (technically a tri-wheeled rickshaw.)

Volunteer with CommonWheels Bike Co-Op
We love running our bike rides and our open shops and we need extra hands to fix bikes, marshal rides, help flyer, and much much more. Would you like to have the inside line on our rides, maybe help us plan a route? We want you! Email in...@commonwheels.org


Charles River Community Health Mobile Market Looking for Volunteers
Help sort, bag and distribute the shares.
Volunteers would be needed between 1:30pm and 3:30pm, and they could help for the shift, or a portion thereof. If you are interested in helping out, please call
617-783-0500




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