Allston - Brighton, Massachusetts

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About Allston – Brighton, Boston, Massachusetts


Allston and Brighton’s border runs along Everett Street in the north, south along Gordon Street, and terminates at the Brookline town line along Kelton Street (with land to the east of these streets falling in Allston, to the west, Brighton).

Allston and Brighton are also identified by their respective postal zip codes (Allston’s is 02134, Brighton’s is 02135). Allston is generally understood as being in the northeast corner of Allston–Brighton, where it meets Brookline and the rest of Boston in the commercialised Union Square or “Allston-Village” area.

Brighton is seen as the larger southwestern portion of Allston–Brighton encompassing Brighton Center and the generally less urbanised neighbourhoods.

They are connected to the Fenway/Kenmore area of Boston by a tiny strip of land containing Boston University along the Charles River, with Brookline lying to the south and southeast, Cambridge to the north and Newton to the west, so they retain a very distinct neighbourhood identity together. Allston–Brighton is often perceived as being separate from the rest of the city since many urbanised Greater Boston areas such as Cambridge and Somerville are independently governed cities, but it is in fact part of the city of Boston.

It is divided by the Massachusetts Turnpike (also known as Interstate 90) into the main southern area and a smaller northern “spur” separated from Cambridge by the Charles River.

 

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Allston-Brighton Demographics


Today the area is a middle-class urbanised area occupied largely by a mix of dense residential neighborhoods and small businesses. It is home to the New Balance Headquarters and WGBH, a public television and radio station responsible for a large amount of national programming.

Students from Boston’s many universities are a large demographic in the area, and many residents resent the ongoing expansion of the Boston College and Harvard University campuses. Thanks in large part to students, Brighton Avenue at the heart of Allston has become a major nightlife destination featuring many bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.



City of Boston

City of Boston

#ProudBostonian, great to see how the City of Boston has worked so hard to support communities during the pandemic! #BrightonMA #COVID_19 #ResiliencyFund To date, the Boston Resiliency Fund has raised $32.4 million. Of that, $20.1 million has already supported 247...

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Another huge thanks to all of our volunteers who helped on the Neighborhood Planting Project this weekend! We are still pinching ourselves over this GLOW UP! #BrightonMA #thankyouvolunteers #plantparty #community

Another huge thanks to all of our volunteers who helped on the Neighborhood Planting Project this weekend! We are still pinching ourselves over this GLOW UP! #BrightonMA #thankyouvolunteers #plantparty #community

Another huge thanks to all of our volunteers who helped on the Neighborhood Planting Project this weekend! We are still pinching ourselves over this GLOW UP! #BrightonMA #thankyouvolunteers #plantparty #community

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Join us and stand in solidarity with our Black and Brown neighbors and reflect on how we can undo systemic racism in our community, city and country. This is not a protest but an opportunity to come together safely and peacefully to show support for the lives of neighbors who struggle against racism in their daily lives. We request that you don’t bring signs – there will be a banner on which we invite residents to write reflections. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. For those who can’t attend, the vigil will be livestreamed on our Facebook page. More info here: https://buff.ly/2BfzP5i

Join us and stand in solidarity with our Black and Brown neighbors and reflect on how we can undo systemic racism in our community, city and country. This is not a protest but an opportunity to come together safely and peacefully to show support for the lives of neighbors who struggle against racism in their daily lives. We request that you don’t bring signs – there will be a banner on which we invite residents to write reflections. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. For those who can’t attend, the vigil will be livestreamed on our Facebook page. More info here: https://buff.ly/2BfzP5i

Join us and stand in solidarity with our Black and Brown neighbors and reflect on how we can undo systemic racism in our community, city and country. This is not a protest but an opportunity to come together safely and peacefully to show support for the lives of...

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Our Design Committee Chair decided that after a weekend of hard work at the Neighborhood Planting Project, she would treat herself at Dana's Nail Salon and the results are #fabulous! #BrightonMA #supportsmallbusiness

Our Design Committee Chair decided that after a weekend of hard work at the Neighborhood Planting Project, she would treat herself at Dana's Nail Salon and the results are #fabulous! #BrightonMA #supportsmallbusiness

Our Design Committee Chair decided that after a weekend of hard work at the Neighborhood Planting Project, she would treat herself at Dana's Nail Salon and the results are #fabulous! #BrightonMA #supportsmallbusiness

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Unbound Visual Arts

Unbound Visual Arts

Thank you for sharing these, Unbound Visual Arts! #BrightonMA #supportartists Check out these eerie and mysterious photographs depicting the age of CoVid19 by Gary Duehr, titled “The Great Empty”, another great addition of our Portraits of Refuge. #photography...

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