Family Day at the Waterworks Museum on September 28

Family Day at the Waterworks Museum is coming up this Sunday, September 28, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. There with be games, activities, tours and more, and admission is free. For more informaiotn, visit the Waterworks Museum website, or view the flyer in PDF format here.

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Concert at “the Street” in Chestnut Hill, Sept 20th.

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“The Street” will host an “American Style Pops Concert” by the New Phillharmonia Orchestra!

Saturday, September 20th
Noon – 2:30.

Event: Landscape Legacy of Chestnut Hill on July 16

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The Massachusetts DCR and the Waterworks museum are hosting a scenic stroll entitled “the Landscape Legacy of Chestnut Hill” on Wednesday, July 16th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Learn more about the design history of the Chestnut Hill Reservior, and learn more about current preservation efforts. For more information, visit the Waterworks museum website or download the flyer here.

Public Safety Advisory for Chestnut Hill Residents

Neighbors please be aware that there has been a recent break in on Clovelly Road in Chestnut Hill. The owners were on vacation when the break in occurred and notified Newton Police today upon their return. Some personal property was stolen. The Newton Police report that they are unaware of a pattern of break ins in our area, but urge general precautions about keeping your home locked at all times.

Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon this weekend, June 6-8

Reminder: this weekend is the Runners World Heartbreak Hill Festival at Boston College. Planned activities include a 5k, 10k and 2 mile dog run on Sat and half marathon on Sunday and will include about 3000 runners. Expect road closures/delays on Comm Ave and parts of Beacon St.

For more information visit the event website.

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.