An open letter to the Newton Conservation Commission from the CHA

Open Letter to Newton’s Conservation Commission

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Should Newton eliminate the overnight parking ban?

Public Safety and Transportation Committee – There will be a special meeting of the
committee on Wednesday, November 2 nd at 7:00p.m. in Room 205. The committee
will be discussing the following item: #345‐16 Requesting a review, amendment or
elimination of the Winter Overnight Parking Ban.

The CHA Newsletter is here!

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

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CHA Fall Newsletter 2016

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.