Docket Digest for the Week of June 29-July 3

A weekly summary of Board of Aldermen agendas and actions highlighting items of interest to the LWVN.

Board and Committee Meeting Schedule

Extracted from the full Aldermanic calendar.

Key to color coding: CPC, Planning, Environmental, Finance, Charter/Elections, Housing.

June 29-July 3

Tuesday, 30 7p Nonantum Intersection Improvements 204
Thursday, 2 8a School Committee special meeting Ed Center
Monday, 13 6p Real Property 205
6:30p Accessory Apartment 211
7p Public Safety 205
7:45p Board of Aldermen Chamber
Tuesday, 14 7p Land Use Chamber/211
Wednesday, 15 7p Public Facilities 204
7p Programs & Services 211



  • 6-30-15 Nonantum Signalization Improvements: City and WorldTech Engineering (the Consultant team) will present proposed concepts and answer questions from the general public. Signalization changes are planned for the following Nonantum intersections: Bridge Street & California Street; Adams Street & Watertown Street; Pearl Street & Watertown Street (new signal); and Capital Street & Watertown Street. Contact David Koses at 617.796.1496 or


  • News, Notes:
    • Vigil for the people of Charleston, SC – All Board members are invited to attend. Mayor Setti Warren is calling faith leaders and the Newton community to come together for a vigil for the people of Charleston, South Carolina. This city-wide event will take place on the steps outside the War Memorial at City Hall on Tuesday, June 30th at 6:30p.m.
    • Boston 2024 Olympic Bid Community Meeting – All Board members are invited to attend. There will be a Boston 2024 Olympic Bid Community Meeting on Wednesday, July 1st from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Robsham Theatre at Boston College, located at 140 Commonwealth Avenue in Chestnut Hill. Community members from Newton and surrounding cities and towns are invited to learn about the latest Olympic bid proposal, ask questions and provide feedback and meet representatives from Boston 2024. Parking is available in the Commonwealth Avenue Garage. If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Maher in the Mayor’s Office.
    • Police Chief Search Committee – The Mayor has commenced the process to hire a new Police Chief. Per previous home rule legislation, the Board has two appointments to the Committee, one (1) member of the Board and one (1) citizen. The remaining members are appointed by the Mayor. I am nominating the following two individuals to represent the Board on the search committee. o Alderman Jay Ciccone – Jay has been the Chair of our Public Safety & Transportation Committee for the past five and a half years and is a retired police officer from the Town of Sherborn. o Joanne Kazarian – Joanne is a lifelong Newton resident. She organized and hosted RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) classes, CPR and AED classes, and teen self-defense classes for Newton citizens in coordination with the Newton Police Department and Temple Emanuel. She worked to improve public safety around Bigelow Middle School advocating for traffic and crosswalk improvements. Their appointments, along with the Mayor’s appointments, will be taken up in the Public Safety & Transportation Committee for approval.
    • Austin Street Special Permit Information – Thanks to the Clerk’s Office, we have a specific area to retrieve information on the application. From the city website home page, in the top right corner under ‘Board of Aldermen’ you will see the 4th bullet is ‘Austin Street Special Permit.’ This will take you to the special permit page where there are instructions to follow for the documentation on the entire Austin Street project.
  • 70 Crescent St. documents
  • Former Health Department/Newton Centre Library documents

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