Category Archives: neighborhood happenings

Village People, Riverside Project, Good Shepherd Institute

Community News

“The Village People” Meeting Monday Sept 24 at 7:30 pm at the ACL

Last spring the Mayor’s Office brought together a group of community-minded folks who enrich the city through village days, arts projects, and other creative endeavors.  The plan is to come together a few times a year to brainstorm, share best practices and generally cross-pollinate.  Join us if you love a good block party, a parade, or other fun stuff.  Questions?  Contact dhanson@newtonma.gov.

Riverside Project Community Meeting September 27th at 7 pm at Newton North

There will be a public presentation hosted by Mark Development on the Riverside project on September 27th at Newton North.  This will be an opportunity to learn more about Riverside, meet the Mark Development team, ask questions, and share thoughts and ideas. If you’d like to connect in the meantime, please contact Brendan from Mark Development’s community engagement team at (781) 474-0149.

Good Shepherd Institute Dinner Thursday November 1st at 5:30 pm at the Newton Marriott

For the past 5 years, Good Shepherd Institute has been proud to offer the signature community-wide event on end-of-life issues. For our 40th Anniversary, we are thrilled to welcome back Dr. Atul Gawande and you can be a sponsor of this important event.

unnamedBestselling author, renowned surgeon and public health leader, Dr. Atul Gawande was recently named CEO of the newly formed not-for-profit healthcare initiative by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase. Dr. Gawande is also the founding Executive Director and Chairman of Ariadne Labs, a Professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, and one of the most sought-after speakers in medicine.

Don’t miss out! Get your tickets now.

Community News: Riverside Greenway Trails Meeting Sept 17 at the ACL

For anyone interested in the new multi-use trail connecting Lyons field through the edge of Riverside and on to Wellesley, there will be a public meeting at Auburndale Community Library on Monday September 17th at 7:30 p.m. The Riverside Greenway Working Group (“RGWG”) has already received grants from the DCR-Recreational Trails Program and the Solomon Foundation to study some options. We will discuss ideas for traveling along and across Commonwealth Ave., through the streets in Auburndale to the LaSalle Boat house, then to Riverside Station, and over the two abandoned railroad bridges spanning I-95 to Lower Falls. Please come to hear about, and to share any advice or concerns you might have about, the building of this trail.

Save the Date, Details Forthcoming: Riverside Project Community Meeting September 27th

There will be a public presentation on the Riverside project on September 27th at Newton North (more information to come).  

Mass Audubon’s Climate Cafe at the ACL: Wednesday, September 12 at 7 pm

Join us at our first ever “Mass Audubon’s Climate Café” being held at the ACL on Wednesday, September 12th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Learn about how climate change is affecting coral reefs. Dan Burdeno from the Coral Restoration Foundation in Key Largo, FL will give a presentation about his work to restore the coral reefs of the Florida Keys and how climate change has impacted the ocean. (If Dan’s name sounds familiar, it is because he grew up in Auburndale and is the son of ACL volunteer Barb Day!)

There will be time for people to talk together about climate change, connect with their friends and neighbors and socialize over snacks. Send questions and RSVP to Gail Yeo at gyeo@massaudubon.org Hope to see you there!

Dancing in the Parks Concert with Mayor Ruthanne Fuller at the ACL July 25th at 6:30 pm 

acl concert picOnce again this summer, the ACL is thrilled to host a City of Newton “Dancing in the Parks” outdoor concert.  This citywide concert series is sponsored by our friends at The Village Bank and Newton Pride.  (The Village Bank has been a faithful ACL corporate sponsor since our opening in 2009!)
The six piece band plays R&B, New Orleans, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woodie, Ska, and Country.  With songs from Stevie Wonder, Santana, Robert Cray, Louis Jordan, Etta James, James Brown, Ray Charles, and more.
Mayor Fuller will join us–bring those lawn chairs and picnics and we’ll show her how we celebrate community in the 02466.
 

Rove The Cove Photos Here!!!

Many thanks to Adrian Bishop, Nick Nesgos, and the entire Rove the Cove Crew!!!  Check out these fabulous photos from John Sangiolo!!
 

Let’s Revive the Auburndale Community Association 

For many years all of Auburndale was joined as a village by an extremely vibrant neighborhood organization called the Auburndale Community Association (ACA). The ACA used to run a fabulous Village Day. (One of the earlier Village Days in Newton.) The folks that run Rove the Cove are the remaining stewards of the ACA, but we could use an infusion of new energy and ideas to do more!

Some Auburndale people have recently expressed an interest in revitalizing the ACA. A group of residents are thinking of beginning that effort, and anyone interested in playing a small, or a large, roll in this organization should contact lynn.slobodin@gmail.com Also feel free to send along questions.  If this effort is successful in resurrecting our village organization, the hope is to hold a large community wide meeting at the Village Bank lobby in the fall.

 

Let’s Revive the Auburndale Community Association

For many years all of Auburndale was joined as a village by an extremely vibrant neighborhood organization called the Auburndale Community Association (ACA). The ACA used to run a fabulous Village Day. (One of the earlier Village Days in Newton.) The folks that run Rove the Cove are the remaining stewards of the ACA, but we could use an infusion of new energy and ideas to do more!  Some Auburndale people have recently expressed an interest in revitalizing the ACA. A group of residents are thinking of beginning that effort, and anyone interested in playing a small, or a large, roll in this organization should contact lynn.slobodin@gmail.com Also feel free to send along questions.  If this effort is successful in resurrecting our village organization, the hope is to hold a large community wide meeting at the Village Bank lobby in the fall.