Green Line track repairs in Commonwealth Ave. area

During the weekends of October 25-26 and November 1-2, 2014 the MBTA will be performing critical repairs to the Green Line Tracks in the area of Warren Street and Commonwealth Avenue. Construction will include the utilization of heavy equipment during all hours of the weekend. On October 25-26 busses will replace Trolleys between BC and Blandford. On November 1-2 Busses will replace Trolleys between BC and Babcock. Road closures and traffic detours will be in place. Please follow posted detour signs and Police direction.

For more detailed information, visit service alerts section of the MBTA website.

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Parking Restrictions on October 25th for “Red Bandana” Road Race

Please be advised that on Saturday October 25th per order of the Newton Police Department the following parking restrictions & road closures will be in effect. This is being done for the Welles Remy Crowther “Red Bandanna” 5K Road Race sponsored by Boston College.

 

TEMPORARILY:
CREATE A NO PARKING – TOW ZONE AREA ON COMMONWEALTH AVE – EASTBOUND
(BETWEEN COLLEGE ROAD AND FATHER HURLEY DRIVE).
THE PARKING RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IN PLACE ON OCTOBER 25, 2014
FROM 12:00AM TO 12:00PM.
CREATE TWO ROAD CLOSURES
COMMONWEALTH AVE (BETWEEN COLLEGE ROAD AND THE BOSTON LINE)
COLLEGE ROAD (BETWEEN HAMMOND STREET AND COMMONWEALTH AVE)
THE ROAD CLOSURES WILL BE IN PLACE ON OCTOBER 25, 2014
FROM 9:00AM – 10:00AM

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.

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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.

BC football game this weekend.

Attention Neighbors –
Boston College opens their home football program with a bang (literally!) Friday evening, September 5th with a 7:00 PM game against the Pittsburgh Panthers.   Fans and tailgaters are able to arrive at 4:00 PM so Commonwealth Ave, Beacon Street, Route 9 and our neighborhood will see more traffic and congestion between 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.   Please plan accordingly.   In addition,  as part of the home opener there will be fireworks over Shea Field as well.  Boston College will be providing additional lighting, trash barrels and plenty of police presence before, during and after the game.
Representatives of the Chestnut Hill Association will be attending a “Post Football Game” meeting on Tuesday at Boston College to review traffic and parking issues.  If you have any concerns please let me know at  https://chanewton.org/2014/08/14/boston-college-fall-football-schedule/#respond and I will bring them to Boston College’s attention.
Thank you.
Gloria Gavris
President, CHA

Boston College Fall Football schedule

Its almost fall and before we know it the BC football season will be upon us. Here’s the list of home games scheduled thus far:

September 5             vs. Pittsburgh              7:00 p.m. ET

September 13           vs. USC                          8:00p.m. ET

September 20          vs. Maine                       TBA

September 27          vs. Colorado State         TBA

October 18               vs. Clemson                    TBA

November 8            vs. Louisville                  TBA

November 29          vs. Syracuse                   TBA

As always, visit the BC football website for detailed and up-to-date information.