Waban Hill Reservoir Master Planning

Over the next few months, the City of Newton Department of Parks and Recreation and their consultants, from Spurr, Weston & Sampson’s design studio, will be holding a series of three (3) public meetings in order to develop a Master Plan for the Waban Hill Reservoir site, the City’s newest public park. The final Master Plan will be used as a blueprint for future, phased improvements to the site.

  • Public Meeting #1 will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. in room 205 in Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton Centre 02459. The designers will present their assessment of the existing site and receive public comment.
  • Public Meeting #2 will be held Thursday, June 23 from 7-9 p.m. at Durant-Kenrick House, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton Corner 02458. Design alternatives will be presented and public comment received.
  • Public Meeting #3 will be held late September (date, time and location to be determined) Preferred concept plan will be presented and public comment received.

View the official Waban Hill Reservoir Master Plan document here


Newton medication take back day on April 30th

The Newton Police Department, Newton Health and Human Services and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are announcing a “Medication Take Back Day” this Saturday April 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The drop off and collection area for this event will be at the Newton Police Department Garage, which is located behind headquarters at 1321 Washington Street, West Newton.

Items accepted include all prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications, i.e., tablets and capsules.

DO NOT BRING: Intravenous solutions, Injectable Drugs or Needles, Illegal Drugs-such as Marijuana or Methamphetamines and Weapons.

Needles may be dropped off at the Rumford Avenue Resource Recovery Center, 115 Rumford Avenue, Auburndale, Mass., MondaySaturday, from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Proof of Newton residency required.

Please note: This event is for household disposal only-No businesses are allowed!

For full details, view this message on the web.

CHA Spring 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 2016

Invitation to an event for Camp Kesem in Chestnut Hill

Neighbors, as member of the Chestnut Hill community, you are invited to  Make the Magic. This is an event in support for Camp Kesem Chestnut Hill (CKCH), and organization that holds a free summer camp for children who have been affected by a parent’s cancer. The  Event is meant to serve as a celebration of CKCH and their campers, as well as to raise funds required to send our kids to camp. The event will include food, drinks, mingling, and testimonials from several campers and camper parents about their experience with Camp Kesem. It will be on April 23rd from 6:30-9:30pm in Lexington, MA.

Chestnut Hill Association Meeting May 3rd

Please come to the next

Chestnut Hill Association Meeting

Tuesday, May 3

6:30 pm

Church of the Redeemer

379 Hammond St.  

 Representatives from Boston College will be presenting regarding developments in and around our neighborhood.



Chestnut Hill Historic District looking for volunteers

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission has a number of vacancies and is looking for Newton residents who would be committed to managing change in this historically important district to help preserve its unique characteristics and qualities. The Commission meets monthly to review applications from owners and residents in the district. Ideally, the applicants would be lawyers or architects, but committed Newton residents are also welcome to apply.

Anyone interested in volunteering can apply online at  http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/featured/boards.asp. The City website has information about the Chestnut Hill Historic District http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/planning/histpres/districts/chesthill.asp

Barbara Kurze, Newton’s Senior Preservation Planner, can answer any questions and can be contacted at bkurze@newtonma.gov or 617-796-1129. People are always welcome to sit in on the Commission meetings.