Come join the Post Office clean up!

Please join friends and neighbors in keeping our neighborhood beautiful. Meet at the Chestnut Hill Post Office with your gardening gloves on and garden tools handy.

Friday, September 21, 8:30-10:30

Friday, October 19. 8:30-10:30

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MBTA plans to replace D line tracks in Newton

Newton residents near the Green Line:

In Mid-September, the MBTA is beginning a 30 month long track and signal replacement project along the entire length of the Green Line D Branch across the City of Newton.  In order to replace portions of old track and signals, the project will involve noisy construction activities during the overnight hours and during the day on weekends.  The MBTA will make a presentation on the project to the Newton City Council on Monday, June 25th at 6pm in the Council chambers.  All are invited to attend the presentation.

Mayor Fuller has met with the MBTA and advocated for significant sound mitigation measures and continuous public outreach/communication on the project. She has also asked the T to conduct more of the noisiest work activities on the weekends or earlier in the evening hours.  In response, the T added a communications consultant to their team to keep in close contact with neighbors and city officials.  But, they say it is not possible to reduce or avoid the overnight construction periods. The MBTA’s project team believes there will be noisy overnight construction directly behind many Green Line neighboring homes for up to 5 to 7 nights during the project.

If you are unable to attend the Monday presentation, the City will put a copy of it on the “City News” section of Newton City website homepage.  Still have questions?  Reach out to the Mayor’s Office Citizen Assistance Officer at 617-796-1102.

Jonathan Yeo

Chief Operating Officer

City of Newton

jyeo@newtonma.gov

 

A Thank You to Houghton Garden Volunteers

Many thanks to our friends and neighbors who helped clean up Houghton Garden in early April. It was the largest number of volunteers that we have had since the effort began fifteen years ago. The park looks well cared for which could not have happened without everyone pitching in. It was fun to work together and then to join Bob Hanss who hosted a cookout and picnic creating an opportunity for neighbors of all ages to relax and (re)connect with old and new friends.

Please join us next spring!

Our neighborhood is fortunate to have such a lovely natural area for respite and restoration in our busy lives. Unless we, as stewards, give something back in the form of care and concern for this site, this could easily turn into a neglected and less desirable open space in our backyards.

Michele and Susie

houghton garden bench

Extra! Extra! The CHA spring 2018 newsletter is here!

Our latest newsletter is jam-packed with news and local information.

Read it here first, or wait for your copy to arrive in the mail. Click on the blue link, or on the newsletter below to enlarge.

CHA Spring Newsletter 2018

 

Help clear invasive plants out of Houghton Garden – June 2

garlic-mustard

Garlic Mustard Pull

Saturday, June 2nd

9:30am -12:00pm

Houghton Garden.

Sponsored by the Friends of Houghton Garden and the Newton Conservators.

For more information on this event and other invasive plant pulls soponsored by Newton Conservators, click here.

Pitch in the clean up our neighborhood!

Come join the Chestnut Hill Garden Club and other neighbors in keeping our public spaces beautiful. Clean up at the Chestnut Hill Post Office and T-stop on Saturday, May 19, from 9:00 to 11:00am.

Click on the blue link, or on the image below for flyer details.

Community Clean Up Flyer