LOCAL STUFF

You live in Brighton (Ward 22, precinct 12).

Your neighborhood liaison for the Mayor's Office is John Laadt.

Trash & Recycling
Your trash pickup day is Monday.
Your recycling pickup day is Monday.
Your trash and recycling pickup may be delayed during major holidays.
Check that site for days we can get free used paint (called Paint Swap days).

City Council
The City Councilor for District 9 is Mark Ciommo.

Voting
Throughout the year you will vote at LYON UPPER SCHOOL (7-12) (FORMERLY JAMES A. GARFIELD SCHOOL) - 95 BEECHCROFT STREET,VOTE IN CAFETERIA.


Check out some of these cool things in the Brighton/Allston area:

Charles River Conservancy and Esplanade Assoc
Volunteer for and/or find out about great free events happening at the nearby Charles River Parklands.

Arthead Studios
http://thedrawingmind.com/

Free Pool!
Directions. Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation provides this free service everyday in the summer 11am-7pm.  Little known secret!

Counter Culture Compass
http://www.bostoncccompass.com/
a monthly Rock and Roll newsletter for underground shows and awesome happenings!

Intergalactic Critical Mass

Urban Homesteaders League
Great Meetup group to join and be a part of a ton of cool workshops like Backyard Chicken Raising, Food Canning, Beekeeping, Composting and etc.  !!!

Commonwheels Bicycle Coop

Boston Coop Network

TMIRCE - The Most Informal Running Club Ever
Another great Meetup group, this one for anyone who likes to run and loves company and a laid-back atmosphere.  Need not be speedy!  All interested are welcome.
Kathleen and Marcelo enjoy running with this group when we can make it:  Tuesday night relaxed track workout at the Harvard Track (1.5 miles from Whirlybird).. and Saturday morning run along the Charles, beginning and ending at City Sports near BU (2 miles from Whirlybird) with a potluck breakfast following (at City Sports).

Allston/Brighton Community Development Corp

Boston Ski and Sports Club
They have all kinds of sports leagues around Boston.  I've done soccer and basketball leagues before and had a great time.

Union Square Allston Farmers Market (Saturdays)
Jackson Mann School plaza, 500 Cambridge St., Allston
Every other Saturday: Jul 9, 23, Aug 6, 20, Sept 3, 17; 11AM - 3PM
http://www.allstonbrightoncdc.org/farmers.htm

Allston Farmers Market (Fridays)

http://www.dining.harvard.edu/flp/ag_market.html

Dragonfly Farms
Farm that delivers CSA shares to Allston Farmers Market (see above)
http://www.dragonfly-farms.com/csa.htm

Brookline Food Coop
they distribute food that restaurants & stores are about to discard. If you volunteer to help you can take home some food too.

Mission Hill Food Coop
A Bulk Food and Specialty Items Buying club that delivers food once a month to Brookline.  Food is purchase through http://www.unfi.com

Boston Organics
Delivers weekly organic produce to your door.

Gyms

ordered by proximity

~40-60/month  I talked them down a lot on price from 60 but that was when the gym was first opening. 
3 day trial
no pool.  Has sauna, yoga studio, spinning room, machines, and various classes. 

Orangetheory  Fitness http://www.orangetheoryfitness.com/brighton
60+/month
one free session
only group classes
50/month 75 for couple
3 day trial
Has pool, steam room, machines, indoor basketball court (coed basketball league which I recommend), and various classes.
125/month  (they have become famous for training UFC stars, prices used to be reasonable)
free class
gym reeks of BO but you get used to it quickly.  some weights, pads, and octogon ring for fight training.  Trainers are tough looking guys but very friendly and respectful I found. 

20/month  Best deal!
machines and classes

179/month (I don't know why this is so expensive)
free class

Mt Auburn Club mountauburnclub.com/
~150/month (sketchy pricing structures)
3 day trial
Pool, steam, sauna, tennis courts, machines, and various classes. 

203+/month (what the?)

Libraries


Boston Public Library
Brighton Branch 
40 Academy Hill Rd Map 

Faneuil Branch 
419 Faneuil Street Map 

Brian J. Honan-Allston Branch 
300 North Harvard Street Map 





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