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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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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Kesseler Woods – Community Preservation in Action

This program focuses on the acquisition of Kesseler Woods via a public/private partnership. This was one of the last large, privately owned pieces of open space in Newton. By connecting

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10 Years of Community Preservation in Newton

Newton was one of the first communities in the Commonwealth to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA), and this year marks its 10th anniversary. Newton has used CPA funds to

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Conservators Recommend Open Space Priorities – 2008

The Newton Community Preservation Committee has held public meetings to hear how Newton residents want CPA funds spent. These meetings are important: they provide guidance to the CPC in its

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Crystal Lake Land Purchases

In May 2007, the City of Newton acquired by eminent domain the lakeshore property at 20 Rogers Street. The city had previously been in negotiations to buy the land from

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Mayor Secures Crystal Lake Beach Expansion

The public beach at Crystal Lake got a boost in early 2007 with the acquisition of the adjacent Hannon property, to expand the heavily-used site. Now an additional adjacent property,

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Crystal Lake Eminent Domain Purchase: Statement by Ward 6 Aldermen

Statement of Ward 6 Aldermen Regarding 20 Rogers St. Acquisition February 27, 2007 For more than two years, we have been working to acquire the 20 Rogers St. property on

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Crystal Lake Eminent Domain Purchase Plan

TO: Members of the Board of Aldermen, Members of the Community Preservation Committee FROM: Mayor David B. Cohen RE: 20 Rogers Street Property DATE: February 23, 2007 Crystal Lake has

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CPA Turns Five in Newton

This year, Newton passed the five-year mark in its experience with the Community Preservation Act. The CPA was adopted by the voters in 2001. A lot has been accomplished since

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Newton Community Farm Acquisition

Conservators Seek to Acquire Angino Farm March 2004 When it rains, it pours-and fortunately, the availability of Community Preservation funds makes the Newton Conservators, working in close coordination with city

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Kesseler Woods Acquisition

The Kesseler Woods Story An Inside Look at How this Minor Miracle Came to Pass September 2003 Remarkably, the City of Newton has prevailed in its effort to acquire the

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