|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, Healthcare, Housing, Immigrant Health, Mental Health, Substance Use, Public Health, Transportation
3. Volunteer and Job Opportunities - New Listings
Public Health News and Updates
2 People Hospitalized After Allston Double Shooting
After St. Guillen reverses course, Murphy to take City Council at-large seat a month early
With Wu’s Inauguration, Allston Residents Look to the Future of the Neighborhood
Harvard Graduate Students Union reaches tentative contract deal with university
‘Deeply Disappointed’: Harvard-Allston Task Force Calls on Bacow to Increase Collaboration
Work starts on Allston Yards development
Harvard's Tug of War in Allston
Meet Boston’s newest city councilors
Dana-Farber awarding $4 million to improve community health through increased access to services in Greater Boston
Allston Brighton Health Collaborative and Charles River Community Health Center are grant recipients.
Attention Allston Brighton Residents & Landlords!
Allston Brighton CDC is working with the city in helping residents and landlords expedite the process in accessing up to $15,000 in funds. We want all residents and homeowners of Allston/Brighton to feel secure in their homes without the fear of being displaced. If you live in Allston or Brighton and in need of rent relief the Allston Brighton CDC is here to help! Call our rental relief hotline at 617-787-3874 x 1000, email us at rentr...@allstonbrightoncdc.org, or register for a virtual workshop to learn more about the Boston Rental Relief Fund.
Race to the Future: What to Know About the Frantic Quest for Cobalt
Boston City Council says no to fossil fuel investments
How Leather Seats in Luxury SUVs Fuel Amazon Deforestation
6 takeaways from the U.N. climate conference.
In the void of national climate legislation, locals lead the way
Radical changes and big incentives as Mass Save becomes a climate fighting tool — but is it enough?
Navigating information around vaccines as a parent
Mass. residents 18 and older now eligible to receive COVID-19 booster six months after getting their last vaccine
Boston-area coronavirus wastewater tracker is spiking ahead of Thanksgiving: ‘It’s quite worrisome’
Boston Public Schools’ enrollment drops below 50,000 students for the first time in decades
Most BPS students learning English aren’t getting appropriate services
Parents raise alarms over Boston Public Schools’ handling of COVID outbreaks
Tuition-Free Community College Plan
The Tuition-Free Community College Plan covers up to 3 years of college for income-eligible students. Learn more about the eligibility requirements and opportunities, including the Boston Bridge plan, which helps eligible students earn a 4-year degree without tuition costs or mandatory fees.
EQUITY AND EQUAL JUSTICE
Boston Transgender Day Of Remembrance Vigil Held At Simmons University
Most teachers are women. But male educators take a ‘glass elevator’ to leadership positions
For Indigenous people, Thanksgiving represents a day of mourning
A growing push to eliminate Native American mascots in Massachusetts schools
‘It is staggering.’ Food insecurity remains high even as pandemic eases
Hospitals are busier than ever — but not because of COVID
Healey concerned Mass General Brigham’s expansion would bring higher health care costs
House votes to strengthen control of health system expansions
Boston Medical Center launches new plan to address racial disparities in health care
Somerville and Boston want rent control, but Beacon Hill could get in the way
Judge rules against ACLU lawsuit seeking to stop tent-clearing at Mass. and Cass
‘We’re backed into a corner’: New homeless encampment rises near Mass. and Cass
Mayor Wu says city will pause removals of unhoused people at Mass. and Cass while lawsuit pending
The city of Boston is exploring new initiatives to help millennial home buyers
Shattuck hospital would provide temporary housing for people at Mass. and Cass under state plan
Rental Relief Fund
Applications are still being accepted for the Rental Relief Fund. Requests up to $15,000 are being processed by Project HOPE, Neighborhood of Affordable Housing and Metro Housing Boston.
Boston Affordable Housing Database
Comprehensive, searchable database of affordable housing in the state. It tracks some 160,000 units in 260 cities and towns, with plans to add more.
Massachusetts Senate approves sweeping mental health bill
Overdose deaths reached record high as pandemic spread
Looking for mental health support? Try searching these online resources for a local provider:
City of Boston Office of Recovery Services Releases Substance Use Harm Reduction Toolkit
AG gets fed money to target fentanyl trafficking
Two years after Massachusetts approved menthol ban, some lawmakers seek reversal
Boston Mayor-elect Wu to name former DPH chief to clean up Mass. and Cass
State Records Show MassDOT Overlooked Broken Stairway At JFK/UMass Station
Road-safety advocates push Massachusetts lawmakers to pass road safety bills as fatalities pile up
City of Boston, MBTA Win Funds to Transform Blue Hill Avenue
These Americans Are Just Going Around in Circles. It Helps the Climate.
Improving public infrastructure helps people keep doctor appointments
RIP TCI: Massachusetts ditching regional effort to curb emissions amid crumbling support
Commuter rail to offer online ridership estimates to help plan trips
The Infrastructure Bill: What’s In It For Us?
On first full day as mayor, Michelle Wu asks City Council for $8 million to make three bus lines free for two years
Green Line B Branch Station Consolidation Complete
Walking to school gains renewed interest in pandemic
The MBTA’s new fare vending machines promise to make life easier. But first, a ‘learning curve’
MBTA uses ads, Dunkin’ gift cards to beg riders back to the T
Critics say TCI could further burden drivers as Massachusetts gas prices rise
Mass. National Guard completes school transportation mission
Boston’s 28 bus will remain free for an extra month after coming in under budget
2022 MBTA YOUTH PASS AVAILABLE NOW
- Are you a 2021 Youth Pass Holder?
- Are you an 18-25 Boston youth?
- Are you enrolled in a Youth Pass Partner Program? For example-- MassHealth, SNAP, Year Up, public housing, etc.
Enroll for the 2022 MBTA Youth Pass today. Click HERE for more information or to apply today.
Volunteer and Job Opportunities
ABHC shares job listings that have a posted salary or salary range. Women, womxn and BIPOC communities are consistently paid less than white men -- in every sector. Requiring salary range on job descriptions helps ensure our commitment of Racial Equity and Social Justice.
Boston While Black
Director of Operations
Director of Marketing
Allston Brighton PAUSES Coordinator of Youth and Prevention Programs
Join the Allston Brighton CDC’s Community Action Team as a Community Ambassador!
Multiple Openings at 2Life Communities
Volunteer with Allston-Brighton Food Pantry
Needs include food supply unloading, food basket making, supper prep and distribution, dessert making.
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