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.


Update on Waban Hill Reservoir Project

At their recent hearing on May 19, the Newton Parks and Recreation Commission endorsed the Waban Hill Reservoir project.  This P&R Commission support is necessary for the proposal to move forward to a public hearing and then to a vote of the Board of Alderman.  It was a standing room crowd at the hearing.
What’s next? On June 17th, there will be a public hearing seeking public comments on the project. Stay tuned for more details.

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

Its time for Houghton Garden clean up

houghton garden bench

On Saturday, April 5th, 2014 starting at 9am, the annual Houghton Garden clean-up begins.

Bring gloves and whatever saws and pruners one may have.

Lunch and good camaraderie are provided free of charge.

This occurs rain or shine.

For any information, please contact Michele Hanss at 617-730-8122.

*photo from Newton Conservators*

Got a problem to report? go to Newton’s 311


Did you know? The city of Newton has a way for you to report potholes, traffic sign problems, broken streetlights or parking meters and more. On the city of Newton website, click on the tab “Newton 311” in the left sidebar. (Or just click here.) From there, you can pay bills, view upcoming Newton events, or reports problems to the city, under the “Make a request” title. Here’s hoping this system helps keep the city running smoothly.

Hazardous Waste and Electronics recycling

From the City of Newton:


Household Hazardous Waste Drop Offs

(for Newton residents) at the Resource Recovery Center at Rumford Ave.

Wednesdays, 7:30am-12:30pm until June 26th; also Sept. 4 – Oct.16.

Other drop-offs will be on June 22, Sept. 21, & Oct.19.

Closed in July and August, except July 17th & Aug. 14th.

For a listing of accepted materials, managing hazardous waste, alternative products and how to transport materials safely visit: http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/dpw/recycling/hazardous/days.asp



Electronics Recycling

On the 3rd Friday and Saturday of each month at the Recycling Depot at Rumford Ave from 8am-12pm, residents can bring  old electronics (anything with a plug!) for recycling free of charge.  Computer Monitors and TVs are accepted for $12 each.  Businesses and non-profits also welcome.  You can also schedule a curbside pickup for a fee.http://recyclingelectronics.com/index.php/Newton_Ma_Residential_Pickup