I’m very happy to see that the city is beginning work on renovating (using CPA funds) the Newton Highlands Playground, behind Tedeschi’s on Dedham and Centre Streets. I’ve lived down the street from the park for 25 years and it’s always been disappointing. Fields flood, tennis and basketball courts are unsafe, little kids’ playground has deteriorated steadily. Swings and a slide were removed years ago. The city held a neighborhood meeting about the renovation during the Cohen administration. It’s being funded with CPA dollars.