Allston-Brighton Calendar, News, and Resources

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Anna Leslie

Nov 22, 2021, 5:19:18 PM11/22/21

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

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

Children ages 5-11 are now eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine.
You do not need an ID or health insurance. Your child's health care provider may not be listed here but may be offering COVID-19 vaccinations. 

Click here to check availability on the State Vaxfinder site (updated Monday - Friday).


November 23, 2:30-5pm
Brighton High School, 25 Warren St., Brighton
No appointment or documents needed, free
All doses

December 4th and 5th, 9am-4pm (all doses)
December 11th, 12-6pm (boosters only)
West End House Boys and Girls Club, 105 Allston Street, Allston 
No appointment needed, Free.

Allston Walgreens: 465 Cambridge St 

Allston CVS:
- 214 Harvard Avenue 

- 181 Brighton Ave

Brighton Osco: 370 Western Ave 

Brighton CVS:
 - 1927 Beacon St 
 - 427 Washington Street 
 - 207 Market Street Brighton
General Information on the COVID-19 Vaccine

Trust the Facts, Get the Vax

Accessibility of Vaccination Sites 

Transportation to Vaccination Appointments

In-Home Vaccinations for Homebound Residents
What's happening in Allston-Brighton 
November 22 - December 4
Public Health News and Updates


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

2 People Hospitalized After Allston Double Shooting

‘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, 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.


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

Greater Boston Food Bank says supply chain issues present challenges this holiday season


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.


Research: Cage-Free


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

  • 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
Community Manager

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

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

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