Following a meeting with MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak, Represntative Kay Khan is pleased to share with you that they have agreed to host a public meeting regarding the Newton Commuter Rail Accessibility Project, on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6pm in the Newton Free Library Druker Auditorium.
She has been advocating for over 15 years to improve accessibility at Newton’s three MBTA Commuter Rail Stations – Auburndale, West Newton, and Newtonville – so that they will be more accessible to people with disabilities, the elderly and families with small children.
This event will allow for public comment on three plan alternatives, including potential cost, that would make accessibility improvements to the stations and to inform the community before MassDOT proceeds to a 25% design phase.
Please join Reprentative Khan at the Druker Auditorium, Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6pm.
The Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA) provides local and state funds for affordable housing, historic resources, open space and recreation land.
Click here to share your ideas about how Newton should use its CPA funds! Most of this survey’s 8 questions are multiple-choice.
The City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance requiring Newton businesses to charge customers 10 cents for every paper bag the store provides at checkout. Larger stores, those over 3,500 square feet, will be required to implement the fee in six months. Smaller stores will have a year to prepare. Read more →
In May, the Newton Citizens Commission on Energy, led by Dr. Halina Brown, published the Newton Citizens Climate Action Plan, a realistic plan to reduce greenhouse gases in Newton to zero by 2050. Dr. Brown presented an overview of the plan at the League’s Annual Meeting on May 30, 2019. Many thanks to the all members of the Newton Citizens Commission on Energy, and we hope to have a fuller discussion of the plan in the fall.
Click here to see Dr. Brown’s presentation: NCCE Presentation–Annual Meeting
Click on the link or the image below to see the entire Newton Citizens Climate Action Plan: http://www.newtonma.gov/civicax/filebank/documents/96838FINAL-CCAP-May-6-1.0