RSVP today for LWVN Annual Meeting on June 14th, 6 pm

RSVP today for the LWVN 2018 Annual Meeting here.

Please join LWVN members at the LWVN Annual Meeting on June 14th at The Social in Newton Corner, starting at 6 pm with some social time.  Mayor Ruthanne Fuller will speak at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner and annual meeting business, including voting in next year’s Board.

Tickets will be $25 per person (with a cash bar). You can RSVP for the event and pay in advance by clicking here:  Annual Meeting 2018 RSVP

The Social restaurant, where the former Applebee’s was, is accessible and has parking available.

Watch “The League Presents…the Newton Free Library”

The latest episode of “The League Presents” is available…it is focused on the Newton Free Library.  Many thanks to guests Phil McNulty, Director of the Newton Free Library and Ellen Meyers, Programs and Communications at the Newton Free Library.  Thanks as well to host Marcia Johnson and all our crew!  Click here to watch.

Haywood House hearing at ZBA, June 6th, 7 pm

LWVN has twice supported the CPA application of Haywood House, a proposed 55-unit affordable senior living facility off Jackson Road in Nonantum.  This project will now go before the Zoning Board of Appeals on June 6th, 7 pm, at the War Memorial at Newton City Hall.

Here is some information from the Newton Housing Authority on the project:

Haywood House is 55 units of elderly housing, all affordable located on a piece of land being taken from the NHA Jackson Gardens project on JFK Circle.  The Newton Housing Authority will be seeking a comprehensive permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals, but as part of the permitting process the City Council has voted unanimously to amend the prior special permit for the Jackson Gardens development to allow for the removal of land for the construction of Haywood House.  We are also pleased that the Urban Design Commission was very pleased with the substance of the plans at their meeting last week.

Click here to see the summary plans for Haywood House.

LWVN at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

On Wednesday, May 25th, LWVN members enjoyed the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast at Boston College. Thanks to Tami Roberts for the great photos! [Read more…]

Community Meeting on Levingston Cove at Crystal Lake, May 30, 7 pm

This invitation is from the Crystal Lake Conservancy:

Please join us for an upcoming Community Meeting led by the City of Newton regarding the renovation of Levingston Cove at Crystal Lake. This cove’s deterioration impacts the health of lake, and the Crystal Lake Conservancy secured State funding for Newton to help address this concern. Our partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department along with the leadership support of Representative Ruth Balser, Representative Kay Khan, and Senator Cynthia Creem led to this exciting design phase of the project managed by the City.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, May 30th at 7:00 pm in Druker Auditorium at the Newton Free Library. The City has retained the services of Weston & Sampson to design a plan for improving Levingston Cove, and comments from the public are welcome during this meeting. To review the proposal please visit the following web address: http://www.newtonma.gov/civicax/filebank/documents/89656

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