LWVN Supports Washington Place

LWVN sent a letter to the Newton City Council in favor of Washington Place.  Click here to review the letter, which contains a thorough analysis of the project: Letter on Washington Street 6-14-17



RSVPs for Annual Meeting needed ASAP!

Please response right away if you plan on attending Thursday’s Annual Meeting but haven’t contacted us yet.  We’ll also need your choice of entree:  toasted raviolis with meatballs, pasta primavera (vegetarian), or broiled marinated chicken.

LWVN Annual Meeting on June 15th

The Chateau, 195 School Street Waltham
Social time starts at 6 pm; Dinner and meeting starts at 6:45 pm
$25 per person (at the meeting)

Join LWVN members to celebrate this past year and get the next year started!  We will start with social time at 6 pm, have dinner and conduct our meeting by 7:30 pm so that we can then listen to Jeff Bowman, our guest speaker, on the future of health care in the United States.

Jeffrey Bowman is a Managing Director at Deloitte Consulting with over 25 years of Health Care experience. He specializes in health plan and pharmacy benefit management operations, strategy, divestiture/merger integration and large complex program management. Jeff has led numerous large enterprise transformation efforts that encompass all aspects, including business process redesign, system selection and/or implementation and the enabling human capital transition.

Jeffrey will be discussing current legislative efforts on health care reform, including comparing current AHCA to ACA.  

Please print out our Annual Meeting Workbook and bring it with you to follow the proceedings: Download Workbook.

Please RSVP to info@lwvnewton.org–hope to see you there!

LWVN Supports Auburn Street CPC Application

The letter below was approved by the LWVN Board on recommendation from the CPC Committee, and then presented to the Newton CPC Commission

Volunteer readers from the League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) have reviewed the application for the Auburn Street affordable housing proposal.  We strongly recommend that the Community Preservation Committee support this proposal for the following reasons:

The application is complete, thorough, well written and clear.

It has the support of the State and Newton Historical Commissions, Massachusetts EOHHS Department of Developmental Services, and the Village Bank.

The project will fulfill a need in Newton for diverse housing made available to citizens whose needs are not traditionally met in our community.

Our readers did express concern about the expected rise in property taxes, as the current building now pays around $10,000, but will add new units.  They also noted that in the body of the application, there is a description of the site’s proximity to the Newtonville Commuter Rail station.  We assume this is a typo, since the site is nearly on top of the Auburndale Commuter Rail station.

We are delighted to see this application for affordable housing, and urge the CPC to support it.

Many thanks to the members of the CPC Committee, including Andreae Downs (chair), AnnaMaria Abernathy, Pia Bertelli, and Andrea Kelley for your work evaluating this application.

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