Veteran’s Day Observance – The annual Veteran’s Day Observance will be held TODAY, Monday November 11th, 2019 at the American Legion Post 440 on 295 California St. The observance will begin with a donation drive in conjunction with Cell Phones for Soldiers and Operation American Soldier at 10:00 a.m. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. Arts and Crafts activities tables will be on hand. The formal ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will include the Newton Police & Fire Honor Guard, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem, remarks from the Mayor and keynote speaker Lt. Col Ingrid Centurion U.S. Army. Raffle tickets (from the donation drive) will be drawn at the conclusion of the ceremony. More information can be found here.
Did you, like me, not get your Flu Shot yet? If so, you are in luck. The City is sponsoring a Flu Shot Clinic this Tuesday, November 12th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Room 107B (HHS office, below War Memorial Auditorium), for residents age 6 months and older . The City will also offer another Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, December 10th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Room 107B (HHS office, below War Memorial Auditorium), for residents age 6 months and older.
Additional information and forms for students and adults can be found here. Best to bring completed forms with you.
Want info on Affordable Rental Housing? The Newton Housing Authority, Metrowest Collaborative Development, 2 Life Communities, Veterans Housing, and the City’s Planning and Health and Human Services Department will be on hand to answer questions at an info session on Nov. 14th at 7pm at the American Legion Nonantum Post 440. Information on eligibility requirements, waiting lists, lotteries, and more will be discussed. More information can be found here.
Climate Action Plan Public Hearing: The Zoning and Planning Committee will hold three public hearings on the Climate Action Plan, proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance related to Building Efficiency and proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance related to Sustainable Design on Thursday, November 14th with the meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Chamber. The agenda can be found here.
More available spaces at the new Austin Street lot? A request was made to allow Senior Parking Sticker holders to be allowed to park on Highland Avenue between Lowell Avenue and Bram Way – “thereby freeing up parking spaces within the Austin “Street Parking Lot for other vehicles.” The item will be discussed at the Finance Committee meeting this week – see Agenda. It was previously approved by the Public Safety and Transportation Committee (see Report)
Riverdale 40B proposal: The Riverdale project (proposed 204 dwelling units and 21,000 sq. ft. of commercial space) is scheduled to meet with the Design Review Team this week. See Design Review Snapshot. (Last week, I reported that the Development Review Team was scheduled to meet with the Dunstan East Chapter 40B Proposal proposed by Mark Development consisting of 243 dwelling units and retail space. See last week’s Development Review Snapshot here.
Want to know your FY2020 Assessment? The FY2020 Assessments are now available online. You can go here to look up your property’s FY2020 Assessment. A thorough explanation of the assessment process can be found here.
Want to run the Boston Marathon? The John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club of Newton is an official charity of the Boston Athletic Association! Learn how to be an official registered runner and raise support the Club. More information can be found here.
Special Thanksgiving Farmers’ Market: A Special Thanksgiving Farmers’ Market will be held on Tuesday, November 26th from 1 – 5 p.m. at the War Memorial at Newton City Hall. You can pre-order from your favorite farmers’ market vendors and pick them up at City Hall on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving! More information about the market and participating vendors can be found here. Thank you Village Bank for your support!
This Week’s Road Construction Schedule: The Weekly Road Construction Schedule can be found here.