Dog found at Chestnut Hill Reservoir



This Friday, September 11: Changes coming to I-95 on ramps on Route 9

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 the Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane project team will implement ramp changes at the Route 9/I-95 interchange.  In case of inclement weather, operations will be shifted to Saturday, September 12th at 8 p.m.

At 8 p.m. on Sept. 11, new pavement markings, barrier, and temporary traffic control signage to support the new configuration will be finalized and implemented.  Variable message sign (VMS) boards will alert drivers to the new traffic pattern. The new traffic pattern includes the following:

  • Drivers traveling eastbound (toward Boston) on Route 9 and seeking to access I-95 northbound (toward the Massachusetts Turnpike) will exit Route 9 via a new signalized left-turn lane connecting them to a temporary ramp to I-95 northbound.
  • Drivers traveling westbound (toward Natick) on Route 9 and seeking to access I-95 southbound (toward Route 1) will exit Route 9 via a new signalized left-turn lane connecting them to a temporary ramp to I-95 southbound.

All other movements associated with the Route 9/I-95 interchange will remain as they currently are. Motorists should note that while the configuration set for implementation on Sept. 11 is temporary, the configuration of left turns described above represents the permanent traffic pattern associated with the I-95 Add-A-Lane project at this location.

As an additional aide to drivers, message boards will be placed on Route 9 alerting motorists to the upcoming change For more visit the MassDOT website

Invasive Plant: Black Swallow-wort vine

The dangerous Black Swallow-wort vine has invaded Newton – and now its prolific seed pods are starting to burst open to further disperse its wind-born seeds. This non-native invader is fatal to monarch butterflies, and threatens plant species and habitat by completely blanketing and taking over areas. It is now in our yards, parks, and villages centers, climbing up fences but equally prolific sprawling over the ground. Pull up or cut the plants and get them and the pods into trash bags and dispose as trash – before the pods burst! See the attached flyer for more information. The flyer is also available at the Newton Conservators website.


Upcoming talk at the Waterworks museum on July 8, 7:00pm

Boston 2024 Olympic Bid Community Meeting

Robsham Theater at Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue

(Parking available in the Commonwealth Avenue Garage. Follow signs from Commonwealth Avenue.)

Wednesday, July 1

6:30 – 8:30

The panel will include Nikko Mendoza, Rich Davey, Kent Knight of Elkus-Manfredi, and Molly Schaus, BC grad and U.S. women’s hockey Olympian.

Inetersted in going Solar?

Via Newton Solar Challenge:

“Stop by the Auburndale Branch or the Nonantum Branch of Village Bank and learn more about residential solar. Village Bank loan officers and the branch manager will be there discuss the Village Bank “solar loan” and how you can make the numbers work for you. There will be representatives from the Newton Solar Challenge who will answer your questions about residential solar and how it might work on your home.

Time and Date:

Wednesday – May 20th – Auburndale Branch – 307 Auburn Street – 2 to 5pm

Thursday – May 21st – Nonantum Branch – 411 Watertown Street – 2 to 5pm”