Category Archives: neighborhood happenings

RESCHEDULED: Mayoral Meet Up in Lower Falls April 4

 Mayor Ruthanne Fuller was snowed out today, but has rescheduled her visit to the neighborhood on Wednesday, April 4th from 6-7:30 pm at the Lower Falls Community Center (former Hamilton School) at 545 Grove Street.  All are welcome to attend these sessions–adults, families, and business people.  Drop in for a few minutes to say hello or join Mayor Fuller for the whole session.

It’s Newton PorchFest sign-up time!

PorchFest is coming to Newton!  On June 2, 2018, noon to 4 PM. FREE music (all genres) will be performed on that often underused space, the front porch. Auburndale is the inaugural village, but we’re hoping the event spreads to all Newton villages in future years. We need musicians, porch owners (in Auburndale), volunteers, and funding to make this grassroots effort a success
  • Musicians:  Are you a musician that wants to perform? All genres are welcome!
  • Porch Owners: Are you an Auburndale resident that has an available porch, driveway or lawn on June 2nd?
  • Other Volunteers: Are you interested in helping in other ways?
  • Donations:  As this is a grassroots effort, any and all donations help.
To sign-up and for more information:   Check out our web page

Games Day at the Waban Library Center on Saturday March 17th from 10:30 – noon

Visit Our “Sister Library”!

You are invited to the Waban LIbrary Center’s Traditional Family Game Day on Saturday March 17 , 10:30 – 12:00

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day we are waiving our usual donation of $5. per family. All families are free!

There will be great  refreshments, and lots of crafts to make and take home.

And Games, Prizes, Snacks!

Community News: Recycling Pilot & Chris Markiewicz Newsletter

Curbside Organic Waste Recycling Pilot
In case you didn’t receive the notice directly from the City of Newton, visit the website here to learn more about a curbside organic waste recycling pilot available to Newton residents whose trash is collected on Mondays.  That applies to portions of Auburndale.  There is a lottery to participate in the program – click the “enter for a chance” button here:
Chris Markiewicz, Ward 4 Councilor, Newsletter
Chris Markiewicz is the ward councilor for Auburndale, Ward 4. He’ll be sending out regular updates on city council business and meetings, as well his take on the issues at hand in the city and how they relate to our neighborhood.  He may also send periodic surveys on your position and interest in various matters.   To sign up for his newsletter,  either email him  or  use the sign-up link.  Please also reach out to him directly with any concerns or ideas you have.

Neighborhood Newton Power Choice Informational Meeting Thursday, March 1 at 7 pm

The City of Newton is developing a plan for a new electricity program to be named Newton Power Choice. The program provides an opportunity for Newton to take a bold step and significantly increase the amount of renewable energy in the community’s electricity supply. The program is a form of group purchasing known as an electricity aggregation, and it will impact nearly all electricity customers in Newton. You are invited to attend a brief presentation by Ann Berwick, Newton’s Co-Director of Sustainability and former Chair of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. She will introduce the program and will explain how it will work and what you can expect to see in the coming months.
(snow date – Thursday, March 22nd)
Jointly sponsored by
the Auburndale Community Association
the Lower Falls Improvement Association
and the Lasell Neighborhood Association


Opening Reception for Williams School 4th Grade Artists Tuesday, February 27 from 1:30-2:30 pm

Everyone is invited!!

Join us in honoring our neighborhood artists, hearing about their creations, and enjoying our beautiful library.  Some of our little artists will speak about their creations, their art teacher, and/or going to school at Williams during the reception.  We will also share a lovely slide show of ACL snapshots…you’ll see lots of favorite photos on our new beautiful screen!  We’ll also have juice and cookies.

Community News: Traffic & Citywide Boards/Commissions

Public Hearing on Traffic In Auburndale: A public hearing to address traffic concerns in Auburndale Square has been scheduled for Thursday 2/8 at 6:30 PM in the chamber at Newton City Hall.  Please come out to share your concerns and experiences.

Volunteers Sought for Citywide Boards & Commissions: The City of Newton is looking for residents to submit online applications for volunteer Boards, Commissions, Committees, and Advisory Councils.  For more information: