Take the Community Preservation Committee Survey

Share Your Ideas About How Newton Should Use Its Community Preservation Act Funds!

The Community Preservation Committee’s new community survey has only 8 questions and can be completed in about 6 minutes. To share your ideas about funding priorities for affordable housing, historic resources, open space and recreation land, go to the program’s home page, www.newtonma.gov/cpa, or click on this direct link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G5KSBZD.

For help, contact program manager Alice Ingerson at aingerson@newtonma.gov or 617.796.1144. Thank you!

The League Presents…the Newton Community Preservation Committee

The latest episode of ‘The League Presents…’ is a discussion with three current and former members of the Newton Community Preservation Committee (CPC) about the process and projects that the CPC has funded.  Watch it today!  The League Presents…the Newton Community Preservation Commission

Thanks to Community Preservation Committee members current chair Mark Armstrong, former vice chair Walter Bernheimer, and former chair Joel Feinberg, as well as to Alice Ingerson for her help and to host Marcia Johnson!

LWVN Help Wanted: CPC, EIC, Municipal Finance, and ‘The League Presents…’

HELP WANTED:  If you are interested in ‘doing more’, we have three opportunities for you!

LWVN’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC):  This committee observes Newton’s Community Preservation Commission meetings, reads the applications before the Commission, and comments on each one.  We have a group of people who are willing to read the applications, but need a chairperson to coordinate the process.  This is not a huge time commitment!  The Newton Commission meets at most once a month, their meetings end at a reasonable time, and readings/letters only need to be coordinated a few times a year (only when there is an application).

LWVN Committee Chairs for Environmental Issues Committee and for Municipal Finance Committee:  These are chances to re-form committees that are no longer active.  We are looking for people willing to chair each group, set up regular meetings and set modest goals to start.

Co-Producer for The League Presents…:  Our monthly show is recorded at NewTV and can cover a wide range of topics.  Being a co-producer means organizing the guests and hosts for LWVN’s monthly TV program, working with both to develop questions on the topic, and communicating with your co-producer and director.  A co-producer does need some NewTV training, and it would be helpful to know how to use a camera or some of the other technology.  Taping is once a month and we have a regular schedule, which makes planning ahead easier, so this is not a huge time commitment, but is a lot of fun!

LWVN Help Wanted: CPC, EIC, Municipal Finance, and ‘The League Presents…’

HELP WANTED:  If you are interested in ‘doing more’, we have three opportunities for you!

LWVN’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC):  This committee observes Newton’s Community Preservation Commission meetings, reads the applications before the Commission, and comments on each one.  We have a group of people who are willing to read the applications, but need a chairperson to coordinate the process.  This is not a huge time commitment!  The Newton Commission meets at most once a month, their meetings end at a reasonable time, and readings/letters only need to be coordinated a few times a year (only when there is an application).

LWVN Committee Chairs for Environmental Issues Committee and for Municipal Finance Committee:  These are chances to re-form committees that are no longer active.  We are looking for people willing to chair each group, set up regular meetings and set modest goals to start.

Co-Producer for The League Presents…:  Our monthly show is recorded at NewTV and can cover a wide range of topics.  Being a co-producer means organizing the guests and hosts for LWVN’s monthly TV program, working with both to develop questions on the topic, and communicating with your co-producer and director.  A co-producer does need some NewTV training, and it would be helpful to know how to use a camera or some of the other technology.  Taping is once a month and we have a regular schedule, which makes planning ahead easier, so this is not a huge time commitment, but is a lot of fun!

Celebrate 2 CPC Projects: Newton Highlands Playground and the Whipple Fence

Celebrate Newton Highlands Playground on April 26th!

On Friday, April 26th from 4 to 7 pm, come put the revitalized Newton Highlands Playground through its paces with games, family activities and refreshments! The Parks & Recreation Dept. combined $2.7 million in CPA funding with CDBG (federal) funds to create a new tot lot, courts, playing fields, and accessible pathways and to improve the woodland trails. The playground is at 10 Dedham Street

Help Re-Dedicate the Whipple-Beal Fence on June 2nd!

The League of Women Voters was a supporter of Newton Cemetery’s application to the CPC for the restoration of the historic Whipple-Beal fence in Newton Cemetery & Arboretum. The Friends of Newton Cemetery is planning a ceremony to re-dedicate the restored fence, and we are cordially invited. Join Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, the fence restoration team and the Friends of Newton Cemetery on Sunday, June 2nd @ 3:00 pm and see one of the most historic elements in the Cemetery back in place, fully restored. 

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