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Rodney Barker and Aaron Goldman at the dedication of Rodney Barker Square June 10, 2012 Photo by Alexi Reibman

Community activist Rodney Barker was honored Sunday for his years of dedication to Newton by having the plaza in front of Bread and Chocolate in Newton Highlands named in his honor.

Barker was a member of the first Newton Highlands Area Council, president of the Hyde School PTO, spend eight years as a member of the School Committee and 12 years on the Board of Alderman. And he is currently a member of the Newton Highlands Area Council.

Rodney Barker Square — at the corner of Lincoln and Hartford Streets —  was dedicated during the Newton Highlands’ Village Day.