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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Save Webster Woods

In 2016, Congregation Mishkan Tefila sold to Boston College approximately 25 acres of mostly wooded land that is surrounded by publicly owned conservation land. The city-owned Webster Conservation Area is

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The Conservators’ Position on Webster Woods–October 2019

Newton Conservators enthusiastically supports Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s proposal to permanently preserve 17 acres of Webster Woods, either through negotiation with Boston College or by an eminent domain purchase. Webster Woods

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The Conservators’ Position on NewCAL

Perhaps you have heard recently of the proposed NewCAL Newton Center for Active Living, and the controversy over its siting.  You can visit the official NewCAL website to learn more

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Mayor Fuller Files Proposal to Preserve Webster Woods

On October 7th, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller filed a proposal with the Newton Community Preservation Committee (CPC) to authorize the issuance of $15.2 million in bonds for the purchase of

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Save Webster Woods – What You Can Do

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s proposal to buy and preserve Webster Woods has been approved by the Community Preservation Committee, was given preliminary approval by the City Council on November 25th, and

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Questions for City Council Candidates 2019

The mission of the Newton Conservators is to promote “the protection and preservation of natural areas … for the enjoyment and benefit of the people of Newton for scientific study,

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The Conservators’ Position on Webster Woods–July 2019

October 2019 Update Read the current position of the Conservators on the preservation of Webster Woods July 2019 Position At its meeting on July 24, 2019, the Board of Directors

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Unpaving a Parking Lot

They paved paradise And put up a parking lot They took all the trees Put ’em in a tree museum And they charged the people A dollar and a half

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