Multi-family homes and condominiums lines the streets of this welcoming neighborhood, which is located in the northwest corner of Boston, on the shores of the Charles River. Many of Brighton's small businesses are located along Washington Street, which runs straight through Brighton Center to Oak Square. The Brighton Center Main Streets Program has been actively attracting new businesses to the neighborhood, as well as offering grants for storefront renovations. St. Elizabeth's Hospital and the Franciscan Children's Hospital also call Brighton home. Families, young professionals and graduates students are all lured to Brighton for its tranquil yet dynamic atmosphere.

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  • Allston Library Remodel 2 (75)

    Brighton Branch Library is City's First Renovated LEED Green Building

    The branch underwent extensive interior renovations, and is also one of the first renovated buildings in the City to incorporate U.S. Green Building Council LEED standards.

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Videos & Multimedia »

  • Remembering Mayor Thomas M. Menino
    Former Mayor Thomas M. Menino was remembered today at his funeral mass at his boyhood church, Most Precious Blood Church, in Hyde Park. A funeral procession preceded the mass, which encompassed a wide range of his favorite places in his city, lined by residents and friends saying goodbye.Watch Video »
  • Boston Neighborhood Sports - 11/03/14
    This week in Boston Neighborhood Sports, we bring highlights from the Greater Lawrence vs. Brighton playoff football game, along with other city high school playoff football scores and city soccer championship scores from the weekend. Watch Video »