BC Fireworks, FanFest & Football Oct 17-18

BC’s Homecoming is scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 17-18. Please be aware that there will be lots of campus activities beginning on Friday, Oct. 17, with a pep rally outside Alumni Stadium, and culminating in a fireworks show on Shea Field at 8:00 PM.  On Saturday, BC welcomes Clemson University for a 3:30 PM game. For more details visit the BC website.

Please allow time in your day for more traffic and congestion around BC next weekend and anticipate noise from the BC band and fireworks Friday evening during the pep rally.

As always, please let the CHA know of any concerns you may have at admin@chanewton.org.


Paving work on Hammond Pond Parkway postponed

After announing plans to repave Hammond Pond Parkway this week, the DCR decided to postpone them, due to the Jewish holiday. No new date has been scheduled. For more info, view their press release.

Newton Named Top City


According to Marketwatch, our own Newton, MA is the number one city in which to live. Based on data in the areas of crime, economy, education, housing, environment, leisure, and infrastructure, 24/7 Wall St, a financial news service, put together a list of the top ten cities with more than 65,000 residents. Newton took the top spot, beating out contenders such as Bellvue, Washington, Irvine, CA, and Evanston, IL.

Read the story and the see the rest of the list here, on Marketwatch’s website.

Upcoming Events: Waterworks Wednesdays

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Erasmus Leavitt’s “Ontario” Model Unveiling Join the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum in welcoming the “Ontario”, a model steam engine designed by Erasmus Leavitt (who also designed our massive Leavitt-Riedler engine). This model is graciously on loan from the Harvard Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments in Cambridge, MA. When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Where: Waterworks Museum
Time: 7-9 P.M.
Cost: Free – RSVP to info@waterworksmuseum.org or 617-277-0065

The Day the MetroWest Tunnel Broke Do you remember when an MWRA water main burst on May 1st, 2010 in Weston? Remember the subsequent “boil water order” that caused local Boston coffee shops to close, and bottled water sales to sky-rocket? Join Marcis Kempe, Director of the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum and former Director of MWRA’s Water System in looking back at the day the MetroWest Supply Tunnel burst, and find out how the Chestnut Hill Reservoir kept water flowing to the city of Boston. When: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Where: Waterworks Museum
Time: 7-9 P.M.
Cost: Free – RSVP to info@waterworksmuseum.org or 617-277-0065

Screening of “Under Quabbin” In 2001, UMass Ahmerst biology professor Edward Klekowski brought cameras beneath the surface of the Quabbin Reservoir, to explore what was left of the four abandoned Swift River Valley towns. This unprecedented documentary first aired in August 2001 on WGBY. Join the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum as we take a look at what remains in “Under Quabbin”. Special thanks to Ed Klekowski and WGBY for permission to screen this documentary. When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Where: Waterworks Museum
Time: 7-9 P.M.
Cost: Free – RSVP to info@waterworksmuseum.org or 617-277-0065

Hammond Pond Pkwy Road Closure

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will close Hammond Pond
Parkway in Newton from Beacon Street to the Chestnut Hill Mall driveway on Thursday,
October 2, 2014 and Friday, October 3, 2014, from 7:00 a.m. until
approximately 5:00 p.m.

The road will close again the following week on Monday, October 6, 2014 through Wednesday,
October 8, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The road closure is being
done to mill and repave the parkway.

Parents Weekend at Boston College, Sept. 26-28

It is BC Parent’s Weekend this weekend. On Friday, September 26, the Boston Pops perform for BC’s largest fundraiser “Pops on the Heights” at 6:00 PM and  on Saturday at  12:30 BC Eagles play the Colorado State Rams. Please be aware there may be possible congestion and parking issues the next few days.


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