Category Archives: neighborhood happenings

Ward 4 Candidate Forum: Co-Sponsored by the ACL & Ward 4 Democratic Committee Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 pm DeWitt Hall, Lasell College

Who are the candidates running for Ward Councilor in Ward 4? What are their backgrounds? Where do they stand on issues most important to you? What sets the candidates apart? What questions do you want the candidates to answer?

Meet Chris Markiewicz and Allison Sharma at the upcoming Ward 4 Councilor Forum on October 24th at Lasell College. The evening begins at 7 pm with socializing and light refreshments, and the forum starts promptly at 7:15. Lasell’s Assistant Professor of Political Science, Paul DeBole, J.D., will moderate the event. Seating is limited, so we recommend registering through the event’s Facebook page. Also, make sure to submit questions that you would like the candidates to address at the forum. Candidate questions can be posted to the event’s Facebook page or sent to

This forum is being sponsored by the ACL and the Ward 4 Democratic Committee. ​We are particularly grateful to Lasell College for generously offering to host, cater, and provide a moderator for the forum, as well as carry out many other behind the scenes support activities.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Project Update Meeting: Crescent Street Housing & Reverend Ford Playground Expansion Project

Community News 

Tuesday, Sept 26th 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the ACL

At this meeting, the design team will update the community on the project design on the park and housing. There will be schematic design concepts for public viewing and comment. The Project Team will consider all feedback to move forward on a single path for the Site Plan Approval Process.

Visit the project webpage:

Questions? Comments?

“Rogue the Cove” — Saturday June 24 at 9:30 am

Everyone’s favorite 5K road race, Rove the Cove, is on a one-year hiatus–we are all crossing our fingers that it’ll be back in full force for 2018.  We’ve been assured by neighborhood dynamic duo race coordinators Adrian Bishop and Nick Nesgos that this is the case…
However, for those who can’t imagine ushering in their summers without this beloved neighborhood tradition, we’re “going rouge” this year with a low-key group run.  We invite you all to join us for Rogue the Cove on Saturday June 24 at 9:30 am.
  • Show up around 9:15 am in your “vintage” Rove the Cove t-shirts or other colorful running gear.
  • Stand at the start line, wait for the “ready-set-go” whistle at 9:30 am and then run or stroll the route as you always do!
  • We won’t have bib numbers or “official” times, but we’ll have a dude with a stop watch at the finish if you’re into that kind of thing…we can give you an approximate finish time for fun.
  • You’ll bask in the satisfaction and glory of knowing that you are tuff enuff to GO ROGUE!!!!

Want to join the fun?  Just SHOW UP.  Questions?  Contact Dana at

Community Announcement: MBTA COMMUNITY MEETING:

Auburndale Commuter Rail Station Accessibility Project

Wednesday, February 15th at 6:00 pm in the Village Bank Lobby


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

6:00 PM



The Village Bank

307 Auburn Street

Auburndale, MA



MBTA project team and its Architect will provide a slide presentation and answer questions about the 100% design of the Auburndale Commuter Rail Station Accessibility Project along the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Line.


If you have a disability and need an accommodation to fully participate in the meeting, American Sign Language interpreters, assistive listening devices, and /or handouts in alternate formats,  please submit your request to Trish Foley at 857-368-8907 or email at least 7 days prior to the meeting.


In case of inclement weather, meeting cancellation announcements will be posted at and a rescheduled meeting date will be March 8th

Summer Dancing in the Parks Concert Wednesday, August 3rd 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Once 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.  (The Village Bank has been a faithful ACL corporate sponsor since our opening in 2009!)

Last year was our first year hosting and it was a blast–tons of neighbors brought blankets and picnics and gathered in our lovely garden to enjoy a festive concert.
This year’s band is “The Infractions”, an energetic 6 piece band with a dynamic horn section. Lead by bass and vocalist Brian Stratton (Hootie and the Blowfish and Chicago), the band covers all styles of music, like classics by Stevie Wonder, Chicago, Steely Dan, the Commodores and Bruce Springsteen.

Bring chairs, blankets and your dancing shoes
Sponsored by our friends at The Village Bank

Save the Date: Rove the Cove Saturday June 25th–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.

The Auburndale Community Association is hosting the 10th annual Rove the Cove 5K road/trail race on June 25 . The race starts and finishes in the picnic area of The Cove in Auburndale. t-shirt to the first 100 registrants. Prizes raffled at the end. All fitness levels welcome! You can walk or run.

Start location: “The Cove” Auburndale Park, West Pine St, Auburndale, MA (Commonwealth Ave to Melrose St. Left on to W.Pine). Start time 9:30 am. Check in 8:45 am. Registration forms and details available at

Save the date for RTC! Saturday, June 25th

Community News: A Burr School Retirement Celebration

Thursday, May 26th from 4:30 – 6 PM at the Burr School, 171 Pine Street, Auburndale, MA

Please join us to thank Jack Tobin (Senior Custodian), Ted DeColo (Instrumental Music Teacher), and Kalpana Guttman (5th Grade Teacher, Literacy Specialist) for their many years of outstanding service to our community!

Stop by to thank these retiring Burr School staff members personally, and to mingle with neighborhood friends.

Please help spread the word!

Questions –