Road work coming up in Chestnut Hill

Please be aware that the City’s contractor for milling and paving, Lorusso Corp., is currently scheduled to mill Suffolk Road in its entirety and Hammond Street from Ward Street to Stone Ave. This is scheduled to begin on Tuesday 11.1 and should be completed by Wednesday 11.2 but could potentially run to Thursday 11.3.

Detours, similar to those in place for the sidewalk work currently going on, will be set up. These roads will be closed, for the most part, while this work is going on for the safety of the workers, pedestrians and the motoring public alike. As work progresses the road blocks will often roll in one direction or another. This is entirely under the control of the police on site as to what is the safest and most expedient way for traffic to proceed. Residents of the affected neighborhoods should be notified either by Robo-call or by mail.

Paving of these streets is currently scheduled for the following week, most likely Wednesday 11.9 and Thursday 11.10 weather permitting. Understand that rain will effect this paving schedule but not the milling schedule.

Sidewalk work has already begun.

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The CHA Newsletter is here!

Our latest newsletter is jam-packed with news and local information.

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CHA Fall Newsletter 2016

Special Services on Election day at the Church of the Redeemer

In addition to the regularly scheduled Holy Eucharist services on Sundays (8am, 10am, 5pm) and Wednesday Healing service at noon, the church will be offering the following special services on Election Day:

The Church of the Redeemer will be open for prayer from 7am to 7pm on Election Day Tuesday, November 8th.

The offices will be read at the following times:

7am Morning Prayer

12pm Noonday Prayer

5pm Evening Prayer

7pm Compline

All are welcome

For more information, visit http://www.redeemerchestnuthill.org/ or call 617-566-7679.

Church of the Redeemer

379 Hammond Street

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Proposed changes at The Street in Chestnut Hill

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There is a pending proposal before the City of Newton Land Use, Conservation and Planning Commissions to change the structures in The Street shopping center in Chestnut Hill. The Chestnut Hill Association has begun to explore this proposal as it affects traffic, noise, and the quality, use and vista of Hammond Pond. The plans include two new structures, each of two stories, that would abut Hammond Pond and a new, underground two story garage. We’re curious about what you might think about this proposed development, so, please, tell us by taking this quick survey.

 

 

Become a member of the CHA

Its never too late to join the CHA or renew your membership, which provides our sole source of funds to pay for our activities, community meetings, social events, web site, special projects, newsletters and other mailings. Consider these features:

  • Member Privileges: Dues-paying members are entitled to vote to elect officers and board members at our Annual Meeting. Members serve on our working committees to carry out our mission: to educate, inform, represent, and engage our mutual neighbors and friends in Chestnut Hill. (Contact information for committee members is in our latest newsletter. We welcome your ideas and help for the upcoming fall newsletter.)
  • CHA Events: All members and neighbors are invited to special events or informative meetings geared to the interests and needs of our neighborhood. A good example is the recent informative presentation by the developers of the “new” Atrium medical center mall on Route 9.

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Apply now for Spring 2017 Community Tree Plantings

Does your street have empty spaces where trees should be? You may have noticed more street trees missing as the city has accelerated the removal dead and risk trees this summer, with stump grinding to follow this winter.  Newton is down to about 20,000 street trees, from over 30,000 in the 1990s. The Newton Tree Conservancy is looking for groups of residents who would like to add street trees to their neighborhood and are willing to help plant (on Saturday morning, April 29, 2017) and water them in the critical first two years. Interested groups are encouraged to apply by November 21 for Spring 2017 plantings. For more information, see newtontreeconservancy.org, email newtontreeconservancy@gmail.com or call 978-302-5510. Completed applications may also be mailed to Newton Tree Conservancy, c/o Julia Malakie, 50 Murray Road, Newton, MA 02465.