Seedling Sale ordering begins April 5

Newton Community Farm is offering seedlings for home gardens for pickup May 14 through May 17.   To protect health of the staff and the public, all ordering will be online,

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Crisis Farming: Covid and Newton’s Farm

Oct. 20 Online Event The 2020 growing season at Newton Community Farm has been a year like no other. With pandemic quarantining, social distancing, growing food insecurity, and increased focus

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Update on Crystal Lake from the Public Works Department

The Public Works and Parks, Recreation and Cultural departments have been working with the Crystal Lake Conservancy to study and monitor the watershed inputs and water quality of Crystal Lake

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Kennard Park Sculpture Trail

From September 12 through November 26, 2020, the Kennard Park Sculpture Trail II will be free and open to the public following COVID Guidelines.  The event has been extended from

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Cold Spring Park trail improved!

Cold Spring Park has a new look! As of now (Tuesday morning 4/21), the trail from the Beacon Street parking lot to Duncklee Street has been restored to its original

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Places to go . . .

Are you looking for something to do with your kids? Being out in nature, sharing open space with all the plants and animals that live there, can help to entertain

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Grant Helps Upper Falls Greenway

The MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program awarded a $396,500 grant on February 20, 2020 to the City of Newton for design and engineering work that will jumpstart an extension of the

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Parkland No Longer Being Considered for NewCAL Site

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller wrote the following in her January 7, 2020, newsletter: We spent much of the fall of 2019 on the challenging task of finding site options for our

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Second Meeting for Newton’s Open Space and Recreation Plan

Every six years, the City of Newton updates its Open Space and Recreation Plan and evaluates its open space and recreation priorities. This is the public’s opportunity to influence the

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Webster Woods Saved!

On December 24, 2019, the City of Newton filed legal papers at the Middlesex South Registry of Deeds to take ownership of 17 acres of Webster Woods, as authorized by

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City Council Votes to Save Webster Woods

On December 2nd, the Newton City Council voted unanimously to approve Mayor Fuller’s plan to use Community Preservation Act funds for an eminent domain taking of 17 acres of undeveloped

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Newton is Seeking a CPC Program Manager

Alice Ingerson is retiring from her job as Manager of the Newton Community Preservation Program. This is an extremely important position. The new manager will play a critical role in

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