May 20, 2014
Take a walking tour of Brighton’s Oak Square neighborhood on Saturday, May 31 from 10AM to 12 noon. Charlie Vasiliades will be your guide, giving you an overview of the history and landmarks of the square, followed by a hike up Nonantum hill, meandering to the EF Language school property, and ending with a picnic at Chandler’s Pond. You can sign up here:
The event is sponsored by Common Boston and several other organizations.
February 28, 2013
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The Friends of Daly Field are having a meeting to present their plan to transform the property into a multi-use sports site. It would be paid for by Simmons College, and in return the school would gain exclusive use of the property during certain times, as would Brighton High School and the Allston-Brighton Little League. While it is not a done deal, it seems likely that the Department of Conservation & Recreation will approve it. The Friends would hold the lease, subject to the terms of legislation that was passed in August.
The Friends website does not list its board members.
CORRECTION: The board of directors is listed here.
The meeting is Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 6:00 pm at Brighton High School, 25 Warren Street, Brighton.
It is crucial that there is strong oversight by the state. Once private entities get control of property, it is hard ensure that they allow public access and keep all their commitments. Harvard and the YMCA have long-term leases on their local properties (500 and 99 years, respectively). Harvard’s Allston gates are closed to the community and the Y reserves its health club to paying members and bailed on many promises.
January 18, 2012
Joyce Playground, located at the corner of Union Street and Lyne Road in Brighton, will get a major makeover thanks to a half-million dollar state grant.