MBTA Community Meeting – Monday – April 30th – Proposed Newton Highlands Green Line Station Improvements

The MBTA will be hosting a community meeting on Monday, April 30th at the Women’s Club of Newton Highlands, 72 Columbus Street, to discuss proposed pedestrian accessibility improvements to the Newton Highlands Green Line MBTA Station.  These improvements include:

  • reconstruction of existing ramps from Walnut Street and from Station Avenue
  • a new pedestrian ramp from Hyde Street to the “Inbound” Platform side of the tracks
  • reconstruction of both the inbound and outbound platforms to be raised to provide easier access to the Green Line cars
  • new lighting
  • new covered bike rack
  • new benches
  • new trash receptacles

More information can be found here.

Municipal Aggregation Hearing

The Department of Public Utilities will be holding a Public Hearing on the City of Newton’s application to procure electric supply for its consumers within its municipal borders.  The hearing will take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., at the Department’s offices located at One South Station – 5th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts.

Written comments can be submitted to the Department no later than the close of business
(5:00 p.m.) on May 16, 2018 and filed with Mark D. Marini, Secretary, Department of Public Utilities, One South Station, 5th Floor, Boston, 02110. A copy of all written comments must also be sent to Sarah A. Smegal, Hearing Officer at the Department of Public Utilities. One copy of all written comments should also be sent to counsel for the City, Paul W. Gromer, Esq., 85 Merrimac Street, 3rd Floor Boston, Massachusetts 02110.

All documents should also be submitted to the Department in electronic format using
one of the following methods: (1) by e-mail attachment to dpu.efiling@state.ma.us and to
the Hearing Officer, Sarah A. Smegal, sarah.smegal@state.ma.us, or (2) on a CD-ROM.
The text of the e-mail or CD-ROM must specify: (1) the docket number of the proceeding
(D.P.U. 18-36); (2) the name of the person or company submitting the filing; and (3) a brief
descriptive title of the document. The electronic filing should also include the name, title,
and telephone number of a person to contact in the event of questions about the filing. Theelectronic file name should identify the document, but should not exceed 50 characters in length. All documents submitted in electronic format will be posted on the Department’s
website: http://www.mass.gov/dpu.

Notice can be found here.

Sign up for NewtonSERVES – Sunday – April 29th

Join fellow Newtonites volunteering on Sunday, April 29th for the 18th Annual Newton Serves – a day of community service.  More information on how to sign up can be found here.  There are lots of volunteer opportunities in the morning and in the afternoon still available at schools:  Bigelow, Burr, Countryside, Franklin, Horace Mann, Lincoln-Eliot, Mason Rice, Memorial Spaulding, Newton North (Operation Bold Paint), Newton South, Oak Hill, Pierce, Underwood, Ward School, and Williams School; parks, burial grounds and playgrounds all across the City.  Hope to see you at one of the volunteer sites or at the ice cream finale!!

Heartbreak Hill Road Race and Walk

The 26th Annual Heartbreak Hill Road Race and Walk will take place this Sunday, April 15th from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Rain or Shine.  Online registration is closed but you can still register on Saturday, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday or on Sunday morning after 9:00 a.m. or by calling 617-796-1540.  More information can be found here.