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Brighton, MA 02135

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Once a former municipality of Boston, Brighton, Massachusetts is now a neighborhood of the Massachusetts State Capitol. Located in the Northwest corner of Boston, Brighton was once known as “Little Cambridge” before the two communities parted ways in 1807. Brighton is surrounded by Watertown, Cambridge, Brookline and Newton. Brighton has been called home by such famous people as NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg, Former Bruins coach Mike Milbury, and two members of the Kennedy family.

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Settled: 1630
Incorporated: 1807
Annexed by Boston: 1874
County: Suffolk

Brighton, MA Population:
2007: 42,789
2000: 43,887

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