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.

Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon and Festival coming soon

June 6 – June 8 – Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon and Festival will be held at the Boston College campus, with music, kids’ races, and 5K and 10K races on Saturday, June 7 and a half marathon on Sunday. More details and registration on the runner’s world website.


04081-Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon Logo

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


Neighborhood break ins

Neighbors: please note according to the Newton Chief of Police,  There have been 4 burglary related incidents in Brookline.  The burglaries occur during the daytime.  Rear doors and windows have been targeted.  Please do not leave your home unlocked & easy for intruders to enter.

Fundraiser Event on Suffolk Road, June 8

On Sunday, June 8, 2014, between 1 and 5pm, there will be a family friendly fundraiser to benefit the Pan Mass Challenge on Suffolk Road in Chestnut Hill.

Click here to read a Letter to the Neighborhood concerning this event

Click here to view the Invitation 

Houghton Garden “Garlic Mustard Pull”


Come help the Newton Conservators pull invasive garlic mustard from Houghton Garden.

Sunday, May 18 9-noon
Arrive opposite
162–230 Suffolk Rd (off Hammond Street) to help

Wear long pants & garden gloves.

Houghton Garden leader
Katherine Howard

Click here for more information about this event.

Click here for more information about Houghton Garden.