Eight residents — yes that’s right EIGHT — have filed a lawsuit claiming the Newton Board of Aldermen’s approval of a $350 million development near the MBTA’s Riverside Station, saying they were not given a chance to raise their concerns during a “fatally flawed” public hearing process, Evan Allen of the Boston Globe reports.

“We had four full nights of public hearings that were very lengthy, in which everyone who attended was given an opportunity to speak on the petitions,” said [Land Use Committee Chairman] Hess-Mahan. “We also, throughout the process, invited and encouraged members of the public to submit their written comments so that the staff and the developers could address any questions they might have. I’m very confident that we provided the public an ample opportunity to participate.”

Boston Business Journal story here.

Newton TAB story is here.