Newton medication take back day on April 30th

The Newton Police Department, Newton Health and Human Services and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are announcing a “Medication Take Back Day” this Saturday April 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The drop off and collection area for this event will be at the Newton Police Department Garage, which is located behind headquarters at 1321 Washington Street, West Newton.

Items accepted include all prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications, i.e., tablets and capsules.

DO NOT BRING: Intravenous solutions, Injectable Drugs or Needles, Illegal Drugs-such as Marijuana or Methamphetamines and Weapons.

Needles may be dropped off at the Rumford Avenue Resource Recovery Center, 115 Rumford Avenue, Auburndale, Mass., MondaySaturday, from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Proof of Newton residency required.

Please note: This event is for household disposal only-No businesses are allowed!

For full details, view this message on the web.

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CHA Spring Newsletter is here!

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

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CHA Spring Newsletter 2016

Invitation to an event for Camp Kesem in Chestnut Hill

Neighbors, as member of the Chestnut Hill community, you are invited to  Make the Magic. This is an event in support for Camp Kesem Chestnut Hill (CKCH), and organization that holds a free summer camp for children who have been affected by a parent’s cancer. The  Event is meant to serve as a celebration of CKCH and their campers, as well as to raise funds required to send our kids to camp. The event will include food, drinks, mingling, and testimonials from several campers and camper parents about their experience with Camp Kesem. It will be on April 23rd from 6:30-9:30pm in Lexington, MA.

Chestnut Hill Association Meeting May 3rd

Please come to the next

Chestnut Hill Association Meeting

Tuesday, May 3

6:30 pm

Church of the Redeemer

379 Hammond St.  

 Representatives from Boston College will be presenting regarding developments in and around our neighborhood.

 

 

Houghton Garden Clean up on April 2nd

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Come and join the Houghton Garden Clean up on Saturday, April 2, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Lunch is provided for those that toil!

 

For more information about the history and significance of this neighborhood treasure, visit the Chestnut Hill Garden Club website, where you can download a garden guide and trail map.

Newton Conservators spring events in Chestnut Hill

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Saturday, April 9, 10:00 am
Walk Around the Waban Hill Reservoir
Reservoir Drive and Woodlawn Drive intersection
Come take a short walk around the Waban Hill Reservoir site, the City’s newest open space, purchased this past spring using Community Preservation Act funds. Once a backup reservoir to the state’s water supply system, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) deemed it unnecessary and disconnected it prior to the sale. This 5-acre parcel in Chestnut Hill now falls under the jurisdiction of the Newton Parks and Recreation Department while the Newton Conservators hold its conservation restriction, ensuring it remains a passive park in perpetuity. The reservoir’s dam is steep but its water is entirely fenced for public safety and the pedestrian entry on Manet Road is accessible, leading to a level 1/4 miles walk on grass. Leader is Carol Schein, City of Newton’s Open Space Coordinator (617-796-1507).
Sunday, May 22, 10:30 a.m.
Webster Woods Walk
Meet at the end of Warren Street
Come and hopefully see the beautiful Lady’s Slipper orchids during a 90 minute walk through the Newton Webster Conservation area, including the Vale and Bare Pond. Leader: BU Professor of Plant Ecology and life-long Newton resident Richard Primack (617-332-1684).
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Sunday, June 12, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Houghton Garden/Webster Invasives Pull
Meet opposite 210 Suffolk Road
We are tackling garlic mustard and black swallow-wort near the entrance of Houghton Garden where it borders the T Track crossing to Webster Woods and near the deer park. Help us keep these invatders out of Houghton Garden! Leader is Katherin Howard, 617-527-1796 (home) or 617-721-2571 (cell).
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Saturday, June 25, 11:00 a.m.
Houghton Garden Fern Walk
Meet at the intersection of Suffolk Road and Woodman Road
This garden remains from the Houghton Estate and is now owned by Newton. The garden, lightly managed now, retains a variety of flowering plans and a surprising diversity of ferns. We will see more than a dozen fern species and one club-moss. Leader: Don Lubin (617-254-8464)