Algae bloom closes Newton’s Crystal Lake

Algae bloom closes Newton’s Crystal Lake

From the city’s website… Crystal Lake is experiencing an algae bloom. The visibility of the water has declined to less than 3ft. Because of this, Crystal Lake will be closed until further assessment is made by the State. We will be monitoring this...

Did Newton Aldermen go too ‘FAR’

The Board of Aldermen July 9 voted to let a petitioner build a new single-family house on Crystal Lake that will exceed the allotted Floor Area Ratio for the neighborhood, Wicked Local reports. “I spent some time talking to the aldermen of the area. I walked the area,...
Debunking the Crystal Lake police patrol myth

Debunking the Crystal Lake police patrol myth

Recently on this blog and elsewhere, I’ve seen comments and reporting, complaining that the deployment of police patrols to curtail swimming in Crystal Lake outside of the designated areas was “a waste” of police resources that, among other hysterial...

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