Sunday, October 26, 2008

"Brighton Neighbors United" Signs Cropping Up All Over

A recently-formed organization of Brighton residents called Brighton Neighbors United has taken their unhappiness with development projects in their neighborhood to the next level.

Yellow lawn signs with the words "PRESERVE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD", and the URL of the group's new website, have been appearing around southwestern Brighton in the past week-and-a-half.

The group's website notes that it delivered 500 signatures to the Boston Redevelopment Authority in opposition to several development proposals of Boston College, particularly to construct dormitories on the former St. John's Seminary Land bought by BC in 2004-7.

One member of the group, Maria Guadalupe Rodrigues, had a letter published in the Allston-Brighton TAB this week.

At this time of year, such lawn signs are usually in indication of support for a candidate for public office, but since the local representatives and senator are not facing opposition -- and the presidential race is not expected to be competitive in Massachusetts -- these yellow signs are pretty much the only thing on people's lawns. These kinds of issues-related signs makes you think you're in Newton...

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