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Important Meeting to Consider 230 Lake Ave.

The Community Preservation Committee will be discussing the proposal for the City to purchase 230 Lake Ave. at their next Public Meeting. The purchase is contingent upon CPC participation and Aldermen approvals. This ‘vision’ for completing the Cove Park will allow for the preservation of the waterfront landscape and possible reuse of the home located […]

Opportunity to complete the Cove Park!

Mayor Cohen has entered the City into an agreement with the owner of 230 Lake Street that would allow Newton to purchase the sole remaining property between the Cove Park and the new Open Space at the swimming area. The Owner had her property for sale this summer. With the encouragement and support of Ward […]

The new Open Space area

Still in Progress, but a lot better, I think.

City Crew Hard working to make a Better Lake

The City crew is hard at work preparing the property to make the lakefront more habitable. I think they deserve a big hand: Costanzo Bacciari Elio Panza Al Martini Al Secinaro Fred Pignatelli Dennis Panza

“Complete the Cove” opportunity!

Now that the City has acquired 20 Rogers, and brought ‘stability’ to the cove- the owner of 230 Lake Ave. has decided to sell her property. This is the Spanish style home and property that is now between the existing cove Park land and the new property and presumed Park space behind the beach. The […]

Lake Improvements in progress-(wall reduced)

Just in case you haven’t noticed: The 20 Rogers property has been secured and the stone wall along the water has already had repair work done- much of it in the form of a reduction in the height of the wall- which makes the waterfront area much more user friendly and allows more sun to […]

Aldermen Approve !!!

Tonight the Aldermen approved the eminent domain purchase of 20 Rogers Street, with an emergency preamble that will allow the taking to be filed and validated this week. The City will then be able to begin repairs to the wall and other measures to assess the property conditions and secure it for public use. (…from […]

IRS Clears the way for Approval

The Mayor has just reported that the City has received the long awaited letter from the IRS that releases the City from Federal tax liens on the property at 20 Rogers Street. This clears the way for the Aldermen to approve the Land taking at next Monday evening’s Board Meeting. Within days, papers shall be […]

Newton Aldermen Meet Tonight

This evening – the Full Board of Aldermen should be voting on the CPA purchase of 20 Rogers Street. You can still demonstrate your support and appreciation for this proposition by sending them a brief email; calling; and /or attend the session to prove your desire to get this done now! The Meeting begins at […]

Finance Committee says yes!

The 20 Rogers Street/Crystal Lake acquisition was approved by the Finance Committee. It’s recommendation shall be sent on to the full Board for its’ April 17 session. Some concern was expressed for the future costs associated with making the acquisition serve the community as intended; and that this CPA project does not yet include some […]