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Anna Leslie

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May 17, 2022, 11:27:53 AMMay 17
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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, Public Health, Transportation
   
3. Volunteer and Job Opportunities 
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What's happening in Allston-Brighton 
May 16 - 28
Public Health News and Updates
 

ALLSTON-BRIGHTON
 

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.



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CLIMATE CHANGE 


Highway Pollution Is Surging Back Towards Pre-Pandemic Levels

To curb the climate crisis, transforming forestry is key, UN says


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COVID-19


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



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EDUCATION


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



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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




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FOOD ACCESS

 

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




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HEALTHCARE


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




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HOUSING


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.


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IMMIGRANT HEALTH

After years of debate, Mass. Senate passes bill to allow driver’s licenses for undocumented people


More immigrants seeking public assistance

What finally put undocumented immigrant driver’s license bill in play? 



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MENTAL HEALTH


Boston ranked among most sleep-deprived cities in United States

Hundreds of suicidal teens sleep in emergency rooms. Every night.


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PUBLIC HEALTH
 

Boston Fire Department installs bed shaker alarms for deaf and hard of hearing people at no charge


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



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SUBSTANCE USE


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?’




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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.

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

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.
 

ESOL Instructor - Gardner Pilot Academy

HRiA Community Capacity Building Manager

HRiA Training and Capacity Building Director


SuccessLink Youth Summer Jobs - City of Boston

THE BOSTON TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT (BTD) IS HIRING FOR PART-TIME BIKE PROGRAM POSITIONS

Youth Summer Parks Jobs - City of Boston

Policy and Project Coordinator – Oral Health and Social Determinants of Health

Mel King Institute Program Coordinator Fellow

2022-23 SPARK Boston Council Application

Mayor Wu's volunteer civic engagement council for the 20 to 35 age bracket

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


Paul Creighton

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May 17, 2022, 4:10:17 PMMay 17
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Anna:
That bus stop up at Harvard and Cambridge St. is getting more play
Thanks for your help
Paul


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Paul Creighton

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May 17, 2022, 4:12:05 PMMay 17
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Anna:
P.S.
better signage and a shelter like the one that disappeared and never got replaced 
thanks
Paul
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