DalyField | Newton MA News and Politics BlogThe Charles River Watershed Association reports that a bill was quietly enacted by the state legislature at the end of the last legislative session.  The bill allows (but does not require) the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to enter into a long term lease with Simmons College to build a high intensity sports complex on 7+ acres of public riverfront land beside the ice skating rink on Nonantum road.

The deal would give give Simmons College, Brighton High School, and Allston-Brighton Little League exclusive use of the fields during all prime recreation time.   Most of the parcel is in Brighton but a corner of it is in Newton.

The DCR will host a “listening session” for the public this Thursday, May 30, 6:30 – 8PM at the Community Rowing Boathouse, 20 Nonantum Rd, Brighton