About Us

Brighton Neighbors United was founded by a group of community members interested in preserving the residential character of Brighton.  The Allston-Brighton community is under enormous pressures due in no small part to the Institutional expansion of the three large Universities (Harvard University, Boston College, and Boston University) that surround the community.


    Ram Rao, Presentation School Foundation Founding Member and Board Member, 16 years residing in Brighton

Other Founding Members

    Louise Bonar, coordinator of guides of the Brighton-Allston Heritage Museum, 40 years residing in Brighton

    Donal Carroll, Esq., board member of Brighton Allston Improvement Association (BAIA), 23 years residing
    in Brighton

    Song Ferguson, Music teacher, 8 years residing in Brighton

    Abigail Furey, business owner, board member Brighton-Allston Improvement Association (BAIA), member of the
    international Fine Print Dealers Association, 20 years residing in Brighton

    Bruce Kline is a retired educator, founding member of the Radnor Neighborhood Association, member of the BC
    Campus Community Partnership Initiative, 35 years living in Brighton 

    Diane Kline is a retired small business owner, founding member of the Radnor Neighborhood Association,
    member of the BC Campus Community Partnership Initiative, 30 years living in Brighton

    Lisa Lieberman, retired Winship school teacher, 37 years residing in Brighton 

    Brenda Pizzo, marketing manager, Harvard Pilgrim Health, 18 years residing in Brighton

    DB Reiff, owner ClearPath Resolutions, member International Ombudsman Association and New England
    Chapter of Association for Conflict Resolution, 17 years residing in Brighton 

    Maria Guadalupe Moog Rodrigues, Associate Professor, College of the Holy Cross, volunteer for
    Presentation School Foundation (PSF) and Hobart Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA), 16 years
    residing in Brighton 


Members' Commitment to Allston-Brighton

BNU's founding members are active participants in the following Allston-Brighton civic groups:

     Brighton Allston Improvement Association
     Allston Civic Association
     Chandler Pond Preservation Society
     Presentation School Foundation
     BC Campus Community Partnership Initiative
     Brighton Garden Club
     Allston-Brighton North Neighbors Forum
     Brighton Elks
     Allston-Brighton Community Development Corp.
     Brighton Historical Society
     MA County & Municipal Employees Retirees
     57 Readers and Writers
     Radnor Neighborhood Assoc.
     Chandler Pond Neighbors Assoc.
     Hobart Park Neighborhood 
     Claridge House Condominium Board of Trustees (located at 1933 Commonwealth Avenue)

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