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Riverside Meeting: Save the Date!

Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm, location to be determined

The City, and developers of the Riverside MBTA Station site are prepared to hold a community meeting to discuss the proposed roadway modifications that are subject to approval by MassDOT and FHWA. Traffic engineers have completed their 25% design work. I’ll post more information when I have it.

Thank you.
Bill Renke
Chair, Riverside Station Neighborhood Coalition

Leaf Blower Meeting at City Hall

The Programs and Services Committee of the Board of Aldermen will be holding a public comment session on the following:

Docket Item #31-15 PROGRAMS & SERVICES COMMITTEE proposing an ordinance to limit the use of leafblowers. [01/26/15 @ 2:20PM]; and

Docket Item #31-15(2) THE PROGRAMS & SERVICES COMMITTEE requesting to amend Chapter 20-13, Noise Control, relative to time restrictions on the use of yard, garden or grounds maintenance equipment. [03/19/15 @ 12:14PM]

The session will take place on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in the Aldermanic Chambers at Newton City Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m.

This will be an opportunity for the Programs and Services Committee and members of the Board of Aldermen to hear from all those interested or concerned with the proposed leaf blower ordinance. A sign-up sheet for speakers will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m.

If you are not able to attend the meeting or prefer not to speak, please feel free to submit written comments and address them to Karyn Dean, the Programs and Services Committee clerk at kdean@newtonma.gov. They will be distributed to the Board and become part of the official record as have all past correspondence.

Upcoming Newton Solar Challenge Open Houses

Are you interested in solar energy but not sure where to start? Stop by for one of our Solar Open Houses and learn all about “going solar.”

Wednesday, May 20 from 2-5 pm
The Auburndale Branch of the Village Bank
307 Auburn Street

Thursday, May 21 from 2-5 pm
The Nonantum Branch of the Village Bank
411 Watertown Street

An expert will be on hand to answer all of your questions including:

  • Will solar work on my home?
  • How will it look?
  • Can it really reduce my utility bill?
  • What are my options for financing?

Click here to learn more about the Newton Solar Challenge.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING ‘WARD 4′ RESTAURANT

There will be a community meeting on Wednesday, May 27th at 7:00 PM at the Auburndale Community Library with the Petitioners regarding the proposed project for a new restaurant called Ward 4 at 271-283 Auburn Street.  Please come and see what the Petitioners have planned and let them know what your thoughts are regarding the proposal.

 

The Newton Nomadic Theater Returns: The Beauty Queen of Leenane May 23 & 24

We are thrilled to announce that the much acclaimed Newton Nomadic Theater is bringing its newest production to the library on Saturday evening May 23 and Sunday afternoon May 24.
 
“The Beauty Queen of Leenane” is a black comedy by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, featuring actors Linda Goetz, Lida McGirr, Dave Rich and Matt Phillips.   The traveling theater is doing a four week run (May 15 – June 7) at six different locations around Newton.  They are particularly looking forward to returning once again to the ACL though.  “The cozy library space makes for especially intimate performances” says theater co-founder Jerry Reilly, “and the actors love it”
 
Don’t miss this opportunity to see high quality live theater, right around the corner, in your favorite library.  For tickets ($20) go to http://NewtonNomadicTheater.org
 
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Beauty Queen will tickle a warped sense of humor in your mind or frighten you out of what wits you have left; or both” – Theatre Bloom

The blend of black comedy, horror and heightened drama emerging from domestic situations … McDonagh pulls the elements together, the twists and turns, and his undeniable wit that makes The Beauty Queen of Leenane a thrilling and enduring piece of theatre.” – The Daily Review

This gloriously funny script is a modern classic. The wickedly amusing, sometimes gasp-out-loud cruelty of McDonagh’s scenario runs alongside precocious insights into the aging process, family dysfunction and psychological instability …that lends a stabbing quality of truth to the overt and covert scheming, as well as the rampantly silly small-mindedness. ” – The Telegraph

 

Save the Date: Rove the Cove Saturday June 20th–Profits to Benefit the ACL

The ACL has always been a big fan of Rove the Cove, and this year we’re even MORE excited about it because the Auburndale Community Association will donate all profits from the event to the ACL.  So, lace up those shoes and start your training regimens.  Details on registration forthcoming, but save the date for sure.

​Save the date for RTC! Saturday, June 20th

The Newton Nomadic Theater Returns: The Beauty Queen of Leenane May 23 & 24 (Memorial Day Weekend)

We are thrilled to announce that the much acclaimed Newton Nomadic Theater is bringing its newest production to the library on Satevening May 23 and Sunday afternoon May 24.
 
“The Beauty Queen of Leenane” is a black comedy by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, featuring actors Linda Goetz, Lida McGirr, Dave Rich and Matt Phillips.   The traveling theater is doing a four week run (May 15 – June 7) at six different locations around Newton.  They are particularly looking forward to returning once again to the ACL though.  “The cozy library space makes for especially intimate performances” says theater co-founder Jerry Reilly, “and the actors love it”
 
Don’t miss this opportunity to see high quality live theater, right around the corner, in your favorite library.  For tickets ($20) go to http://NewtonNomadicTheater.org
 
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Beauty Queen will tickle a warped sense of humor in your mind or frighten you out of what wits you have left; or both” – Theatre BloomThe blend of black comedy, horror and heightened drama emerging from domestic situations … McDonagh pulls the elements together, the twists and turns, and his undeniable wit that makes The Beauty Queen of Leenane a thrilling and enduring piece of theatre.” – The Daily Review

This gloriously funny script is a modern classic. The wickedly amusing, sometimes gasp-out-loud cruelty of McDonagh’s scenario runs alongside precocious insights into the aging process, family dysfunction and psychological instability …that lends a stabbing quality of truth to the overt and covert scheming, as well as the rampantly silly small-mindedness. ” – The Telegraph