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BC Awards $325,800 in Neighborhood Improvement Fund (NIF) Grants

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Allston Village Main Streets, Inc.--$36,000 to replace 56 tree pits in Allston Village with flexi-pave, a permeable pavement, to create a smooth walking surface, increase accessibility and allow for healthy tree growth.

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Artists for Humanity (AFH) and Brighton High School--$30,798 for the installation of life-size sculptural art works on the lawn of Brighton High School to raise the visibility/presence of the school on Warren Street.  AFH will work with art teachers and students at Brighton High to design works reflecting typical student activities such as reading, writing, scientific inquiry, sports and the arts.

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The Jackson Mann Community School & Council, Inc.--$100,000 for the creation of safe, new state-of-the-art playgroun at the Jackson Mann Complex for children ages 2 to 5 years old, from the school and the Allsotn-Brighton community.

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Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation--$59,000 for improvements to Chestnut Hill Reservation: Plant new trees/vegetation on Beacon Street and Chestnut Hill Driveway, build new paved sloping pathway on Commonwealth Avenue, install chip seal on pathways and new stone dust to address erosion and repair hazardous areas.

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VFW Post 669 & Boston Parks and Recreation--$100,000 for the installation of a bronze relief of Allston resident, Army Major General George W. Casey recognizing his heroism and service in WWII, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War where he was killed in action on July 7, 1970.  The relief will be located in the new Smith Park Ampitheater in Boston.

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Father William P. Leahy, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston City Councilor Mark Ciommo with Jackson Mann Director Rosie Hanlon and summer campers

$35,115 was distributed to the fourteen organizations who are recipients of the Spring 2017 Cycle of the Allston Brighton/Boston College Community Fund.

Allston Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force: 5K Annual Walk for Recovery

Boston Police Department - District 14: School & Street Safety/Halloween Walk

Brighton Main Streets: Directional Signage & Seating for Brighton Common Events & Farmer's Market

Charles River Conservancy: Conservancy Volunteers

The Civic Conversations Project: Our Issues, Our Voices

Franciscan Children's: Adaptive Sports Program

Friends of The Faneuil Library Branch of the Boston Public Library: Funding of Educational Science Programs

Horace Mann School for the Deaf: Horace Mann Sesquicentennial Archives

Jackson Mann Community Center After School & Preschool Program: STEM Learning Project

Oak Square YMCA: Summer Teen Development Program

Presentation School Foundation (PSF) Community Center: Music & More for Children

Tenacity: Summer, Tennis & Reading Program (STRP)

West End House Boys Camp: Camper Scholarships

West End House Girls Camp: Project Camperships 2017

BC Love Your Block Neighborhood Clean-Up 2017

BC Clean Up
BC students and representatives from the Office of Off-Campus Student Living, Residential Life and Office of Governmental & Community Affairs, do some spring cleaning on the streets near BC.
BC Clean Up
BC students and employees join forces with neighborhood residents from Reservoir Gardens Condominiums to clean up litter on DCR reservation off Chestnut Hill Driveway.
BC Clean Up
Resident Director, Jeremy Weinberg, from Reservoir Apartments, lends a hand.
BC Clean Up
Volunteers cleaning up trash from DCR woods.