About the BNA


Founded in 2001, the Brookline Neighborhood Alliance (BNA) is a network of neighborhood associations in Brookline. Its purposes include strengthening existing associations and encouraging the formation of new ones; facilitating communication between neighborhood associations; and promoting the resolution of issues of concern to Brookline’s neighborhoods.

BNA Activities

  • Frequent meetings on topics of interest to Brookline’s neighborhoods: development proposals, strategies for neighborhood preservation, and how to make possible sensible development in Brookline.
  • Forums for candidates for the Board of Selectmen.
  • Reviews of Warrant Articles before recent Town Meetings (in cooperation with the Town Meeting Members Association and the League of Women Voters of Brookline).
  • Advocacy: support for the efforts of several neighborhoods to form local historic districts. In 2012, the BNA worked hard to prevent the proposed MBTA fare increases and service cuts.
  • BNA annual meetings, featuring an invited speaker (Mel King and Jane Holtz Kay are recent examples) and the presentation of several Neighborhood Leadership Awards.

BNA Members

Over twenty neighborhood associations are members of the BNA, including Fisher Hill, North Brookline, Coolidge Corner South Side, Corey Hill, High Street Hill, Aspinwall Hill, White Place, Chestnut Hill, and many more.
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