Allston

This radiant neighborhood is best known for its student population due to its proximity to many colleges and universities. In recent years, an influx of immigrants and young professionals has taken an increasingly active role in the neighborhood. This varied mix of people creates one of the most energetic and diverse populations in Boston. Harvard Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue and Brighton Avenue host many ethnic restaurants and popular watering holes. The Honan-Allston branch public library, named after the late Boston City Councilor Brian Honan, is a treasure of information and genuine resource for the entire community

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  • Boston Redevelopment Authority Board Meeting 02-11-2016
    The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is the municipal planning and development agency for the City of Boston, working on both housing and commercial developments. The Board of Directors meet monthly with developers, businesses and residents to provide direction for development in the City of Boston.Watch Video »
  • Storm Update 02-08-2016
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh hosts a press conference in City Hall to provide an update on the snow storm and City of Boston operations.Watch Video »