Hammond Pond Parkway Redesign

Hammond Pond Parkway is a four-lane road that carries fast-moving traffic between Beacon Street and Route 9 in Chestnut Hill. The Parkway runs through the middle of Newton’s Webster Conservation

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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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Salt Storage in Webster Woods

Early in 2019, Boston College built a road salt storage facility on the rear parking lot of its land in Webster Woods.   Salt is stored in this shed, which

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A Letter from Edwin Webster

Editor’s note:  Conservators director Dan Brody recently received this letter under mysterious circumstances.  While we have verified the facts stated in the letter, we cannot vouch for the letter’s opinions

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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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Photos of Webster Woods by John Chadis

John Chadis is a Newton photographer and printer. The Webster Woods have been a part of our family life for close to forty years. Our children grew up walking and

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Webster Woods – Can the City Afford It?

On November 12, 2019, the City of Newton Community Preservation Committee (CPC) voted to recommend that the city should borrow $15 million, backed by future revenue from the Community Preservation

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City Council Gives Preliminary Approval to Webster Woods Preservation

On Monday, Nov. 25th, the City Council voted by an overwhelming margin to give preliminary approval to the Community Preservation Committee’s funding recommendation for Webster Woods. The proposal was divided

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CPC Recommends Webster Woods Funding

On November 12th, the Newton Community Preservation Committee (CPC) recommended the expenditure of $15.7 million from the Community Preservation Fund to acquire from Boston College 17 acres of Webster Woods,

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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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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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