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September is National Recovery Month

In Uncategorized on August 28, 2013 at 5:26 pm

The Allston-Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force invites you to celebrate National Recovery Month in September.  ABSATF is hosting two public events and all are welcome to attend.

On Monday, September 16th from 6-8pm, Dr. Kevin Hill will present “Is Marijuana Really a Problem?”, a presentation about the effects of marijuana use on youth.  Please the following link for more information: Marijuana Community Forum flyer 

On Saturday, September 21st, bring family and friends to the ABSATF 10th Annual Walk for Recovery at Artesani/Herter Park to celebrate the recovery community.  Please click the following link for more information: ABSATF Walk Flyer 2013


Sisters of St. Joseph to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

In Uncategorized on August 21, 2013 at 7:14 pm


march on Washington

Celebrate, Commemorate, Continue the Dream…


The Sisters of Saint Joseph would like to invite you to join them in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.  

This event was a milestone in United States history. As our nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of this event, and the powerful message of Dr. Martin L. King Jr., we celebrate the way in which participants of different racial groups and faith denominations united as one for a just cause.

 In the words of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops,

“It was here that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, which redirected the moral compass of the nation toward concern for the cause of justice…Seeking to touch and to move the heart of America, they came to the nation’s capital and marched to advance the cause for Civil Rights, calling for an end to segregation.  …the participants marched on foot and proclaimed the good news of our God who acts in favor of the marginalized in our country;  they called upon the nation to enact legislation that would benefit those suffering and forgotten.”

On Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 9:00 A.M., exactly fifty years later, the public is invited to a brief service to celebrate this remarkable event.

 The service will take place in the Motherhouse chapel of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 637 Cambridge Street, Brighton, MA 02135  This will be an open gathering to which neighbors, friends, co-workers, and local politicians are invited.  

What a wonderful opportunity to continue to Dare to Dream together! Please join come and spread the word to others.

 Contact information:

Helen Sullivan, CSJ, Director of the Office of Justice and Peace,   617.746.2102

Joanne Gallagher, CSJ, Director of Communications,  617.746.2110

Chronicle Piece Showcases Allston

In Uncategorized on August 10, 2013 at 4:02 pm


WCVB’s local newsmagazine, Chronicle, ran a piece on Allston highliting several businesses and community organizations, including our friends at AVMS and the Allston-Brighton CDC.  Each of the four segments can be viewed seperately at the following links:

Segment 1

Segment 2

Segment 3

Segment 4

Mayoral Race Update

In Uncategorized on August 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm


The Mayoral Forum that ABOT hosted with BBOT and BAIA on July 23, 2013 at WGHB went well, and enjoyed a nice turnout.  Eight of the candidates participated and the event was summarized briefly in the following article:

‘Polite’ Boston Mayoral Candidates Focus Criticism On Menino

The Allston Board of Trade encourages all residents to get out and vote in all elections, but especially in this mayoral primary and general election.  The better voter turnout is in Allston, the more attention we get from City Hall.  

Here is a link to the city’s Election Department webpage where one can find a great deal of information and resources:

Election Department