The Globe’s John Hilliard is reporting that Boston College opposes Mayor Ruthanne Fuller plan for Newton to acquire approximately 17 acres of Webster Woods through eminent domain
“We are disappointed that Mayor Fuller has made this unfortunate decision, which we intend to oppose to the fullest extent possible using all legal avenues,” BC spokesman Jack Dunn said.
John Hilliard explores affordable housing and development as a campaign issue this fall in a new Boston Globe article
Newton is facing nothing less than an identity crisis as a wave of development proposals stand to reshape the cityscape, spurring the most hotly contested City Council elections in 16 years. In all, 35 people,
Here’s a story posted this summer on the Newton Conservators website that I don’t believe has been reported anywhere else….
In November 2018, Boston College filed plans with the City of Newton to construct the salt storage facility [on the rear parking lot of the land it owns in Webster Woods.] Neither the Newton Conservation Commission nor any other city department had the authority to prevent the construction of this facility. Construction began in February 2019, and was substantially complete by June.
This facility threatens Webster Woods because of the
There’s a lot to unpack in this Facebook comment from School Committee member Matthew Miller but is he really saying that without an override Newton School kids will soon be dying?
Gail Spector’s class of Boston University journalism majors who will spending the semester reporting on Newton won’t meet for the first time until Tuesday.
But have you noticed that the Globe has already ramped up its Newton coverage?
Just in this week, there’s been