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Encyclopedia > Brighton, Massachusetts

Brighton is a section of the City of Boston in the US Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Boston is the capital of and the largest city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of them use the term commonwealth) which have membership in the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty, in that an... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ...

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History

The area was established in the late 17th century and was known as "Little Cambridge" in its early years. In 1807 residents acquired legal separation from Cambridge and named the town Brighton. In 1874 the town was officially annexed into the City of Boston. Brighton was home to agricultural plots and stockyards in post-colonial days. The extension of street car lines in the 1800s, however, encouraged residential growth, and soon houses and apartments were built across the neighborhood. Brighton is fairly quiet, especially at night. The neighborhood, which is primarily populated by graduate students, young professionals and families, consists of an intricate network of streets lined with houses and small apartment buildings. Local family businesses mix with national chains of pharmacies and banks along Brighton's main drag, Washington Street, which runs straight through Brighton Center to Oak Square. 1807 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Harvard Square, May 2000 Cambridge is a city in the Greater Boston area in Massachusetts, United States. ... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Geography

Brighton appears on a map as a western appendage of Boston, connected to the rest of the city by the Allston neighborhood and otherwise surrounded on all sides by the cities of Cambridge, Watertown, and Newton, and the town of Brookline. Brighton/Allston is often considered collectively as one neighborhood. Allston is a diverse neighborhood in the city of Boston, Massachusetts with a population which includes Boston natives, students from neighboring Boston University, Boston College, MIT and Harvard and various ethnic groups such as Chinese, Vietnamese, Brazilian, and Irish. ... Harvard Square, May 2000 Cambridge is a city in the Greater Boston area in Massachusetts, United States. ... Watertown is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Newton, Massachusetts is a suburb west of Boston. ... Brookline is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ...


The Charles River separates Brighton from Cambridge and Watertown. Charles River in Cambridge The Charles River is a Massachusetts river that separates Boston from Cambridge and Charlestown. ...


Demographics

The area is mostly inhabited by Boston University students and families. Brazilians and latinos are among the most prominent ethnic group of the neighborhood. This can be observed by the abundance of latin/brazilian shops along Cambridge St. and Brighton Ave. Similar to Brookline, its neighbor to the south, Brighton is home to a significant Jewish community. Brookline is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ...


Colleges and universities

Brighton is host to the Bryman Institute, Saint Johns Seminary and part of Boston College. The area is also in close proximity to other colleges, including Boston University, and houses many of their students and faculty. Bryman Institute is located in Brighton, MA, Chelsea, MA, Eagon, MI, and Gahanna, OH. The institute was started in the 1960s and then expanded to different locations. ... Boston College is a private university in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. ... Boston University is a non-sectarian private university located in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


See also the List of colleges and universities in metropolitan Boston. Colleges and universities in metropolitan Boston include: City of Boston Neighboring Cities and Towns Babson College (Wellesley) Bentley College (Waltham) Brandeis University (Waltham) Curry College (Milton) Harvard University (Cambridge) Hebrew College (Newton) Lasell College (Newton) Lesley University (Cambridge) Massachusetts Bay Community College (Wellesley) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge) Mount Ida...


Transportation

Major streets in Brighton include Commonwealth Avenue, Washington Street and Market Street. The B line of the Boston MBTA subway Green Line runs directly through the neighbourhood along Commonwealth, and the C line of the Green Line ends at Cleveland Circle after passing through Brookline. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... This article describes subways as mass transit lines. ... The Green Line is one of the four MBTA subway lines in the Boston, Massachusetts metro area. ... Brookline is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ...


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Brighton, Boston, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (455 words)
Brighton is a section of the city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Brighton appears on a map as a western appendage of Boston, connected to the rest of the city by the Allston neighborhood and otherwise surrounded on all sides by the cities of Cambridge, Watertown, and Newton, and the town of Brookline.
Brighton is host to the Bryman Institute, Saint Johns Seminary and part of Boston College.
Brighton, Massachusetts - definition of Brighton, Massachusetts in Encyclopedia (252 words)
Brighton, Massachusetts is an area in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, adjacent to Boston in the US Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which is legally part of the City of Boston.
Brighton is bordered by the cities of Cambridge, Watertown, and Newton, and the town of Brookline.
Brighton is also bordered by the Boston neighborhood of Allston, and Brighton/Allston is often considered collectively as one neighborhood.
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