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Undeterred by news reports that the Myrtle the Turtle sculpture by Newton artist Nancy Schon is burning children at Myrtle Street Playground on Beacon Hill, Newton City Councilor Vicki Danberg sent this letter to Boston Parks and Recreation Commissioner Christopher Cook

Dear Mr. Cook,

I understand that some parents want famous sculptor Nancy Schon’s Myrtle the Turtle removed from the Beacon Hill playground where it is beloved because it is too hot for their children’s bottoms.

If they succeed in convincing you, I’ll pay to have it moved to the Newton Centre Green. We treasure Nancy Schon and all of her sculptures and we can take the Heat!

Vicki Danberg
Newton City Councilor