Overnight parking ban reminder

November 14, 2014  From November 15th through April 15th, parking for more than one hour is prohibited between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Please also take note of the increase in the fine to $25.00 for violating the overnight parking ban.


Newton Named Top City


According to Marketwatch, our own Newton, MA is the number one city in which to live. Based on data in the areas of crime, economy, education, housing, environment, leisure, and infrastructure, 24/7 Wall St, a financial news service, put together a list of the top ten cities with more than 65,000 residents. Newton took the top spot, beating out contenders such as Bellvue, Washington, Irvine, CA, and Evanston, IL.

Read the story and the see the rest of the list here, on Marketwatch’s website.

Newton Fireworks cancelled on July 4

Due to the weather forecast, the Newton July 4th fireworks and evening concert have been cancelled this year.


The Kids Morning at Newton Center Playground has been re-scheduled to Saturday July 5th, 9am-12pm. The Carnival will also take place on Saturday, 1pm to 8pm at Ablemarle Field.


For questions, please contact: Bob DeRubeis at 617-212-5273 or bderubeis@newtonma.gov

A Message from Mayor Setti Warren to Chestnut Hill Residents

Dear Resident:
I am very sorry for any inconvenience that you experienced during the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival this weekend.
We were pleased to welcome runners from 47 states to showcase everything that Newton has to offer. However, we recognize that the communication with our residents was insufficient for a race of this magnitude. Your comments will be extremely helpful as we review this and work to ensure that future events are communicated more clearly to the residents of Newton.
I have met with staff and have directed department heads to review this weekend’s event. We are working to evaluate the problems that were caused and put into place guidelines to ensure that better planning and communication will be implemented in the future.
Be assured that I take your comments and concerns very seriously, and your feedback will play an important role going forward. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Chris Tracy at 617-796-1102 or ctracy@newtonma.gov. Thank you and, again, I apologize for any issues this event caused for you.
Mayor Setti Warren

2nd Annual Tour de Newton

The second annual Tour de Newton will take place on Sunday, June 15. The tour de Newton is a bike tour of 20 miles through all 13 villages of Newton. To find out more about this special event, or to register, visit their web page.  If you would like to be a Chestnut Hill Greeter to welcome the “tourists” during the morning, please contact Jerry Reilly at 617-999-5300


Waban Hill Reservoir presentation on May 19th

On Monday, May 19th at 7 pm, the Waban Hill Reservoir Advisory Committee will present the WHR Acquisition proposal to the Newton Parks & Recreation Commission in Room 209 of City Hall. See meeting agenda below.


Parks and Rec Agenda 05-19-14