Special Services on Election day at the Church of the Redeemer

In addition to our regularly scheduled Holy Eucharist services on Sundays (8am, 10am, 5pm) and Wednesday Healing service at noon, we are offering the following special services on Election Day:

The Church of the Redeemer will be open for prayer from 7am to 7pm on Election Day Tuesday, November 8th.

The offices will be read at the following times:

7am Morning Prayer

12pm Noonday Prayer

5pm Evening Prayer

7pm Compline

All are welcome

For more information, visit http://www.redeemerchestnuthill.org/ or call 617-566-7679.

Church of the Redeemer

379 Hammond Street

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Proposed changes at The Street in Chestnut Hill


There is a pending proposal before the City of Newton Land Use, Conservation and Planning Commissions to change the structures in The Street shopping center in Chestnut Hill. The Chestnut Hill Association has begun to explore this proposal as it affects traffic, noise, and the quality, use and vista of Hammond Pond. The plans include two new structures, each of two stories, that would abut Hammond Pond and a new, underground two story garage. We’re curious about what you might think about this proposed development, so, please, tell us by taking this quick survey.



Apply now for Spring 2017 Community Tree Plantings

Does your street have empty spaces where trees should be? You may have noticed more street trees missing as the city has accelerated the removal dead and risk trees this summer, with stump grinding to follow this winter.  Newton is down to about 20,000 street trees, from over 30,000 in the 1990s. The Newton Tree Conservancy is looking for groups of residents who would like to add street trees to their neighborhood and are willing to help plant (on Saturday morning, April 29, 2017) and water them in the critical first two years. Interested groups are encouraged to apply by November 21 for Spring 2017 plantings. For more information, see newtontreeconservancy.org, email newtontreeconservancy@gmail.com or call 978-302-5510. Completed applications may also be mailed to Newton Tree Conservancy, c/o Julia Malakie, 50 Murray Road, Newton, MA 02465.

BC vs. Clemson this weekend

This Friday, October 7,  Boston College Football will play Clemson at 7:30pm with 35,000 fans expected. The game will be over around 11pm.
To help control the influx of traffic, BC will do the following:
(1) encourage employees to leave by 3:30 so as to create parking by 4:30 for fans.
(2) There will be early, 3:30, Newton and Boston police details to help exiting employees and arriving fans.
(3) They will be using the new property purchased on Hammond Pond Parkway for about 311 spaces for designated fans as well as the 225 cars they park on the parkway from Beacon to the T bridge, on both sides.

Public hearing on special permit for ‘The Street’ in Chestnut Hill – Tuesday, September 20th

Land Use Committee Public Hearing:   At 7:00 p.m. the Committee will move to the Council Chamber (Room 207) to hear petition #261‐16 SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to allow site and building improvements including constructing new buildings to allow for existing and new commercial uses consisting of banking, office, medical office, theatre, health club, retail, restaurant and parking, to allow buildings in excess of 20,000 sq. ft., allow a building 57’ in height, site plan review for buildings within 300’ of a great pond, allow parking within a setback, extend special permit #230‐14, update signage special permit #417‐12, allow a waiver of parking stall depth, and allow reduced parking facility lighting and waiver of interior landscaping requirements at 1‐55 Boylston Street, “The Street” CHESTNUT HILL SHOPPING CENTER LLC,.  A detailed agenda can be found at www.newtonma.gov/gov/aldermen/committees/landuse/2016.asp.  Contact Alexandra Ananth at 617.796.1121or aananath@newtonma.gov.

Waban Hill Reservior meeting Sept. 22

Public Meeting #3 for the Waban Hill Reservoir Master Plan project is confirmed for Thursday September 227-9 pm at the Durant-Kenrick House, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton Corner.