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***Upcoming Events***

Task Force Meeting

Date: TBD

Newton Mayor's Community Prayer Breakfast 

May 20, 2015


McElroy Commons

Join Newton Mayor Setti Warren and the Newton Interfaith Clergy Association for the 40th annual Mayor's Community Prayer Breakfast. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey  will be the keynote speaker. Any proceeds resulting from the breakfast will be used to support the vital work of the Foundation for Racial, Ethnic, & Religious Harmony.



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Boston College Commencement

Monday, May 18, 2015

Speaker: Chicago Archbishop Blase Joseph Cupich, leader of the country’s third-largest Catholic diocese and a champion for the economically and socially disenfranchised

Boston College Law School Commencement

Friday, May 22, 2015

Speaker: David Simas '95
Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach


As part of a package of public benefits related to its Institutional Master Plan, Boston College will provide $2,564,000 to projects that enhance the public realm and for which public sources of financing may be unavailable or inadequate.


This Neighborhood Improvement Fund may be used by public or private non-profit entities to implement improvements on public property. Projects may include improvements in public parks and open space, neighborhood beautification, transportation and roadway improvements, public safety projects, public art, and other projects that achieve the objectives of the Fund.


Projects should be of broad public benefit to the Allston-Brighton neighborhood, with particular emphasis on the areas of Brighton closest to Boston College (e.g. Lake Street, Foster Street, Cleveland Circle, Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton Center). Applicants will be expected to garner and demonstrate broad community support for their projects as part of the application and review process.

The application and guidelines for the first grant cycle are available here. We anticipate two grant cycles per year, with the next one in the fall of 2015.