Category Archives: neighborhood happenings

Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge Wrap Up: Saturday September 6th at the Newton Free Library

Mark your calendars for the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge Wrap Up and celebrate your reading with an ice cream treat plus other fun surprises. Saturday, September 6 from 2 – 4 pm at the Newton Free Library.

The Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge 

The ACL is pleased to participate at a partner in Mayor Warren’s Summer Reading Challenge.  Summer reading helps kids and teens maintain their reading skills and return to school in September ready to learn.  And, it’s fun!  This summer, Mayor Warren is partnering with local organizations and businesses to get all Newton students reading – from preschoolers through high school.  Together, Newton can make the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge a real success.

Keep track of the time you spend reading this summer and celebrate it with exciting rewards and events by clicking here for more information:

http://guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/MayorsSummerReading2014

There will be a Summer Reading Challenge wrap-up event on Saturday September 6th at the Newton Free Library…stay tuned for details!

Thursday, June 12 at 7:00 pm: Turtle Lane Playhouse Community Meeting

The owners of 283 Melrose Street, the former Turtle Lane Playhouse, invite you to attend a community meeting where they will present their plans for the property.  This will be an opportunity to come see the plans, listen to the owners as they describe their vision for the project, make comments and suggestions, and give feedback to the owners.

Date:            Thursday, June 12th

Time:           7:00 PM

Location:    Turtle Lane Playhouse, 283 Melrose Street

Auburndale Parking Meeting: Thurs April 17th at 7:00 pm at City Hall

April 7, 2014

Dear Auburndale Resident,

Over many years, the Board of Alderman and Traffic Council have tried to respond to neighborhood requests for parking restrictions. The result has been a patchwork of parking restrictions throughout the area. When restrictions are placed on one street, the parking problems just move to the next street. Then 2 years ago, the Commuter Rail parking lot started to charge $4.00/day, and that exacerbated the parking problems on both sides of the Mass. Pike.

In order to try and improve the ability to park for residents, business customers and employees, over the past year and a half, City staff and elected officials have been working with a group of Auburndale residents and local merchants to develop a comprehensive parking plan for the Village of Auburndale and the surrounding streets. The goals were as follows:

  • Improve residents’ ability to park on their street.
  • Create areas for dedicated employee parking.
  • Rationalize parking restrictions.
  • Balance the desire to share and use the public streets.
  • Provide more consistency.
  • Easier enforcement.
  • Quick implementation.

The Auburndale Village Permit Program would do the following:

  • Allow residents to purchase a permit that would allow them to park longer than posted limits.
  • Allow Auburndale Village employers and employees to purchase permits to allow them to park in designated areas.
  • Would allow for short term parking closer to the Village, and have longer term parking further out and in the Melrose lot.

This program requires action by the Traffic Council, and will be taken up at the meeting on April 17th at 7:00 PM in Room 222 at City Hall. Please feel free to come to the meeting or if you can’t make it, send your comments, thoughts and suggestions to:

David Koses, Traffic Council Chair – dkoses@newtonma.gov
Alderman Jay Harney – jayharney@rcn.com
Alderman Lenny Gentile – lennypmgi@aol.com
Alderman Amy Sangiolo – amysangiolo@gmail.com

For the most recent map:

http://www.newtonma.gov/civicax/filebank/documents/57021

Save the Date: Newton Serves — Sunday April 27th

The ACL will once again be a site for Newton Serves–much more to come in the upcoming months, but for now, mark those calendars for Sunday April 27th!

Save the Date: Newton Kitchen Tour — Sunday April 13th

The Newton Kitchen Tour is a self guided tour of fabulous kitchens–modern, traditional, big, small, something for everyone!  Selections from around the city, including some venues in Auburndale.  Proceeds from the Newton Kitchen Tour go to the Burr Elementary School Playground Fund.
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Save the Date: Newton Democratic City Committee “Conversation with the Candidate” Series

The NDCC in conjunction with Alderman Jay Harney is proud to announce a Conversation with the Candidate series of events designed to give Newton residents a more personal, closer look at the Democrats running for office this year.  This series will be held at the Auburndale Community Library.

  • Wednesday, April 2, 7:30 pm: Meet Deb Goldberg, candidate for Treasurer
  • Thursday, April April 3, 7:00 to 9:00 pm: Meet James Arena DeRosa (7 pm) candidate for Lt. Gov. and Senator Barry Finegold (8 pm) candidate for Treasurer
  • Thursday, April 10, 7:00 to 9:00 pm: Meet Maura Healey (7 pm) candidate for Attorney General and Mike Lake (8 pm) candidate for Lt. Governor
  • Thursday, April 24, 7:30 pm: Meet Steve Kerrigan, candidate for Lt. Governor
  • Tuesday, May 6, 7:00 to 9:00 pm: meet Tom Conroy (7 pm) candidate for Treasurer andMarian Ryan (8 pm) candidate for District Attorney

All are welcome to attend! These events are free and open to the public. Bring friends, family, whoever you like!

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Questions? Contact newtondems@gmail.com or (617) 997-257