On September 18, 2019, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller proposed that the City take action to permanently preserve the 17 acres of Webster Woods purchased by Boston College in 2016:
“Preserving the largest contiguous forest for Newton in perpetuity is essential.
On August 7th, Crystal Lake was closed to swimming due to the presence of blue-green algae. On August 15th, Mayor Fuller announced that water testing results show algae in the water at the Crystal Lake swimming beach were at acceptable levels for regular recreation,
At its meeting on July 24, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Newton Conservators adopted this revised position on the preservation of Webster Woods:
The Board of Directors of the Newton Conservators reiterates its support of Mayor Fuller’s ongoing efforts to preserve the open space at 300 Hammond Pond Parkway.