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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Crystal Lake Closed for a Week After Algae Advisory

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

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Levingston Cove Renovations Proposed

The Newton Parks and Recreation Commission voted on May 20, 2019 to support a plan to make major changes to the Levingston Cove park on the shore of Crystal Lake.

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A Paddle Around Crystal Lake

Conservators Director Mike Clarke took an early-spring paddle around Crystal Lake in a wooden canoe that he built. Watch a video of the trip

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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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