|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, Public Health, Transportation
3. Volunteer and Job Opportunities
Public Health News and Updates
MBTA Bus Network Redesign Proposal - See Proposed Changes for Allston-Brighton
Boston in Context: Neighborhoods. 2020 Decennial Census Redistricting Data and 2016-2020 American Community Survey
Allston-Brighton 2020 Census Profile
Allston students at Gardner Pilot Academy learn about war, crisis in Ukraine through folk art
Some Top Hot Spots in Allston
How one state representative is stymying Harvard’s Allston plans
Harvard president Lawrence Bacow earned more than $1.1 million in 2020
Community Service Spotlight: ABHC
Boston University announces largest tuition increase in 14 years
Brighton Board of Trade 2022 Scholarship Application
The Brighton Board of Trade is proud to offer Allston-Brighton residents with an opportunity to apply for $1,000 academic scholarships in support of their pursuit of higher education, due Friday, June 3rd.
2022 LOVE YOUR BLOCK MINI-GRANTS
The recently launched Office of Civic Organizing (formerly the Office of Public Service and Community Outreach) is excited to announce the return of the Love Your Block Mini-Grant program. Residents and community groups can apply for a Love Your Block mini-grant of up to $3,500 for neighborhood beautification projects like cleanups, murals, community garden revitalization, and more. The office encourages any resident with an idea for bettering their neighborhood and bringing their community together to apply. The deadline to apply is June 10, 2022. Apply at bit.ly/LYB-Grants.
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.
Highway Pollution Is Surging Back Towards Pre-Pandemic Levels
To curb the climate crisis, transforming forestry is key, UN says
Massachusetts: You can now get free rapid COVID tests at a pharmacy by showing your insurance card
New County-Level Estimates Reveal 170,000 Hidden US COVID-19 Deaths Between 2020-2021
State offering free telehealth option for residents to gauge their eligibility for COVID-19 treatment pill Paxlovid
Citing Safety Concerns, F.D.A. Further Limits J.&J. Covid Vaccine
Death toll during pandemic far exceeds totals reported by countries, WHO says
Wu to launch a new era of school construction, pledging $2 billion to revamp city’s school facilities
More low-income students gain access to Boston’s exam schools after admission policy changes
Mayor Wu announces expansion of early college programs for Boston students
Texas Governor Ready to Challenge Schooling of Migrant Children
EQUITY AND EQUAL ACCESS
Green Spaces for Everybody
City Council meeting on police budget keeps focus on overtime and mental health
US finds 500 Native American boarding school deaths so far
Report: Mass. Muslims continue to face egregious discrimination at home, at school, even at the post office
Mass. will soon post complaints against police officers online. But some will be missing
Mass. Latino communities are struggling with employment, educational opportunities, report finds
‘Everyone who is vulnerable in some way’ will bear the brunt if court overturns Roe, specialists say
The Child Tax Credit Benefits Whole Families Preliminary data show improved food security and parental health
Children’s advocates want universal free school lunches to continue
Parents are grappling with an ‘impossible’ baby formula shortage
Food prices rose again in April, with increases in the cost of eggs, cereal and other products.
White House will host first food insecurity conference in 50 years
How do contraceptives work, and why are antiabortion advocates targeting them?
Advocates unveil plans to bolster abortion access for influx of women seeking abortions from out-of-state
Tufts’ plans for patients, doctors following announced closure of its children’s hospital are met with mixed feelings
State approves pared down expansion at MGH, growth at Brigham Faulkner
Asserting that fetuses have rights, draft opinion could lead to abortion ban even in states like Mass., experts warn
Officials reassure Mass. residents on abortion rights, gird for battle
14 shelters in Boston, Lawrence for homeless and women escaping abuse closing after state pulls funding
‘We walked into a buzzsaw’: This spring, Greater Boston’s housing market is tougher than ever.
The housing divide is pulling Massachusetts apart
Priced out of the city, Black Bostonians are finding their dream homes on the South Shore
No State Has an Adequate Supply of Affordable Rental Housing for the Lowest Income Renters
Massachusetts ranks as the third most expensive state to live in, where minimum wage earners would have to work at least 107 hours each week to afford an average, two-bedroom apartment.
More immigrants seeking public assistance
What finally put undocumented immigrant driver’s license bill in play?
Boston ranked among most sleep-deprived cities in United States
Hundreds of suicidal teens sleep in emergency rooms. Every night.
Gun deaths surged during the pandemic’s first year, the C.D.C. reports.
A history of abortion in the United States: How we arrived at the brink of overturning Roe v. Wade
MassDOT to remove asbestos construction debris stockpiled near Chelsea housing complex
RESEARCH: Religious Community in Public Health and Medicine
Overdose deaths continue rising, with fentanyl and meth key culprits
‘It’s not working fast enough.’ Heartbreak, drugs, and crime persist at Mass. and Cass, leaving neighbors asking, ‘What’s next?’
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.
Nation’s neglected bus stops pose early test for infrastructure money
City of Boston Reboots Plans for Bus-Priority Corridor Between North, South Stations
Baker Administration Developing E-Bike Incentive Program
MBTA’s New Electric Bus Order Could Support More Center-Running Busways Regionwide
NEW REPORT: Keeping the MBTA on Track: Review of Prior Commitments
Bike Safety for Kids: A Vicious Cycle
What is an e-bike? Advocates in Mass. want to update definition, legal framework in hope they help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The MBTA's general manager says he will work with federal investigators on safety issues
Federal inspectors are swooping in to examine the beleaguered T — and the scrutiny may not end there