The Science of Webster Woods

by Richard B. Primack Newton Tab, May 27, 2016 reprinted by permission Many Newton residents care deeply about Webster Woods and are working to protect the area after its sale

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Hammond Pond “Access Enhancements” Proposal

Editor’s Note: DEP “tentatively approved” the DCR proposal on June 13, 2014. A final license for the project was expected to be issued in July. However,  as of February 2019,

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Newton’s Secret Garden

On Tuesday, January 10, 2012, an audience of more than one hundred people learned about a hidden treasure when they attended a program at the library: Discovering Houghton, Views of

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History in the Stones

Octo Barnett One of the largest and most attractive open spaces in Newton is the Webster Conservation Area, located next to Hammond Pond Parkway. The main entrance is at the

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Vernal Pool Walk in Webster Woods

Newton Conservators Board of Advisors member Jon Regosin, a biologist with the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species program led a wonderful program at Bare Pond in Webster Woods on

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Hammond Pond Project Begins

Martha Horn, the city’s Environmental Planner, reports that Newton has received approval from the state to proceed with design and construction of improvements to Hammond Pond. A request for bids

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Bridge in Houghton Garden

Houghton Garden Reopened

After more than a year of work, Houghton Garden was officially reopened in October. Present to celebrate this milestone were Rep. Ruth Balser, who helped obtain state money for the

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