BNU Initiatives

On-going grassroots initiatives:

BNU continues its membership drive to attract residents from all over Brighton who feel that their interests are not being adequately represented.


Recent actions:

    i. In September 2008, over 500 residents signed a BNU petition to the BRA, that expressed opposition to BC’s proposed baseball stadium containing 2,000 seats, 450-bed undergraduate dormitory on the former Archdiocese property, and the purchase of 2000 Commonwealth Avenue and its conversion to a dormitory.

    ii. On September 23, 2008, BNU submitted a letter to Chief City Planner Kairos Shen requesting clarification and additional information on his proposal to move forward with “approvable” elements of the BC IMP. Unfortunately, the elements he identified were among the most controversial. This letter and a follow-up remain unanswered.

    iii. On October 3, 2008, BNU wrote to Mayor Thomas Menino requesting a meeting to express the community’s continued concerns regarding the BC IMP and the apparent attempt to circumvent the Article 80 process.

    iv. On October 10, 2008, BNU wrote to City Councilor Mark Ciommo requesting a meeting to express the community’s continued concerns regarding the BC IMP and the apparent attempt to circumvent the Article 80 process.

    v. On October 20, 2008, BNU met with Councilor Ciommo. See follow-up letter for summary of the meeting. 

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