Category Archives: neighborhood happenings

Riverside Presentations, April 23rd & April 30th

There will be additional presentations on the proposed Riverside project on April 23rd and April 30th.
  • April 23rd, presentation by the Lower Falls Improvement Association, 7:00 PM, Newton Free Library
  • April 30th, Final Riverside Visioning meeting, Williams School.

Add your feedback at https://courbanize.com/projects/riverside-visioning/updates

 

Save The Date & Sign Up Now: Newton PorchFest Saturday, June 1

Sign-ups for Newton PorchFest, scheduled for Saturday, June 1st (raindate June 2nd) are now open.   Last year was the inaugural year for Newton PorchFest, with 60+ bands playing all over Auburndale.  For this year, we’re expanding to also include Lower Falls and Waban.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with PorchFest, it’s a wonderful afternoon of music performed outside of people’s homes, held in 100+ cities across the country.   Here’s how you can participate:
  • Host:  Sign up to host a band on your porch, lawn or driveway.
  • Play:  Are you a singer-songwriter, part of a jazz quartet, or rock out?  All forms of musical talent, all ages are welcome!
  • Volunteer:  We’d love the help!
  • Donate:   Newton PorchFest is funded entirely by donations.  Any and all donations are welcome.
For more information and to signup, see https://newton.porchfest.info/

Newton Serves at the ACL: Call for Volunteers — Sunday April 28

We will be gardening at the Auburndale Community Library again this year on Newton Serves from 12 noon until 3:30 PM.  We hope we’ll have many hearty volunteers join us to help spread compost, clean beds, and plant spring flowers, also visit with other gardeners and have some fun.  It is important to sign up on-line at the NewtonSERVES website in order to get on the list for a souvenir 2019 NewtonSERVES T SHIRT.

http://www.newtoncommunitypride.org/NewtonSERVES.html

Alla Webster & Liz Noon, project managers
NewtonSERVES 2019
Auburndale Community Library
375 Auburn Street, Auburndale MA
allawebster@gmail.com liz-noon@comcast.net

Please remember that we garden all spring and summer, and would really appreciate your help in making the ACL grounds really beautiful this year.

Ward 4 Meeting at Burr School – Presentation on Zoning Redesign – March 7th 6.45 p.m.

From Ward 4 Councilor Chris Markiewicz
Neighbors:
There will be a presentation by the City’s planning dept. on the proposed new zoning ordinance Thursday evening March 7th,  at Burr School.
The presentation begins at 6.45 p.m.  I expect that the Planning Dept. will take questions.
You can read the first draft of the ordinance and find a link to the zoning map ( proposed ) here: http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/planning/lrplan/zoning_redesign.asp
There is a lot to this effort, the first comprehensive change to our zoning ordinance in 70+ years.   BTW, I believe much of our immediate neighborhoods here in Ward 4 ( Auburndale and Lower Falls ) is proposed as an R2 district.  Details about R2 are in the draft.
I hope to see you on Thursday night.  Apologies to those getting duplicate emails, I am hitting all of the listservs that I can.
Regards,
Chris

Make Poetry Concrete in Newton: Crowdfunding Project Underway

Make Poetry Concrete will stamp selected poems into the concrete of newly constructed sidewalks throughout Newton’s villages. You can be a part of this project by supporting the campaign today!  Imagine beginning your walk in one section of town and discovering the first poem, immersing yourself in it you discover this is part of a series, a series spread throughout Newton.  The first poem takes you on a physical journey to the next and forces the reader to explore the entire town to finish the poems while taking the reader past numerous local shops and restaurants along the journey.

Every year new sidewalks are poured in Newton. Making Poetry Concrete will dovetail with these existing efforts. This project will produce a library of ten poem molds that will each be stamped once in the sidewalks of the City over an 18 month period.

Let’s Make Poetry Concrete in Newton today! Any donation, large or small will help us reach our goal by March 29th. Click HERE for more details.

 

Save The Date and Sign Up Now: Newton PorchFest Saturday, June 1

Sign-ups for Newton PorchFest, scheduled for Saturday, June 1st (raindate June 2nd) are now open.   Last year was the inaugural year for Newton PorchFest, with 60+ bands playing all over Auburndale.  For this year, we’re expanding to also include Lower Falls and Waban.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with PorchFest, it’s a wonderful afternoon of music performed outside of people’s homes, held in 100+ cities across the country.   Here’s how you can participate:
  • Host:  Sign up to host a band on your porch, lawn or driveway.
  • Play:  Are you a singer-songwriter, part of a jazz quartet, or rock out?  All forms of musical talent, all ages are welcome!
  • Volunteer:  We’d love the help!
  • Donate:   Newton PorchFest is funded entirely by donations.  Any and all donations are welcome.
For more information and to signup, see https://newton.porchfest.info/

Community News: Memorial Celebration for Patricia Bottomley

A Memorial Celebration of Patricia Bottomley’s life will take place at United Parish of Auburndale, 64 Hancock St, on Saturday, March 2nd at 2pm followed by a reception.
Patricia and her family moved to Auburndale more than half a century ago.  She was active in the Auburndale Garden Club all during that time overseeing the planting and care of the ACL gardens. Her son and daughter invite you to celebrate her life.