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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Videos & Multimedia »

  • Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing 11-24-15
    Zoning regulates the use and dimensional boundaries of privately owned buildings and land. The Zoning code is in place to protect the neighborhoods from the construction of buildings or structures that do not fit into the context of a neighborhood. The Zoning Board of Appeal hears appeals for varying the application of the Zoning Code and determines when it is appropriate to grant deviations from code restrictions. Watch Video »
  • Game of the Week: Middle School Football City Championship - Edwards Eagles vs. Ohrenberger Owls
    We head to historic Harvard Stadium in Allston, for the 2015 BPS Middle School Football City Championship, as the Edwards Eagles take on the Ohrenberger Owls. Watch Video »