Category Archives: neighborhood happenings

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.

 

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

Leaf Blower Meeting at City Hall

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

2nd Public Workshop: Meeting about Auburndale Traffic Signal Improvements

Date:        May 7, 2015
Time:        6-7pm
Location:  Newton City Hall, 2nd floor, Aldermanic Chamber

The format will be similar to the first public workshop, which was held on 3/12/15. City and WorldTech Engineering (the Consultant team) staff will present the proposed concepts and answer questions.

​For more information please refer to: www.newtonma.gov/gov/dpw/transportation