This just in from Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s weekly email newsletter …
The Boston Foundation recently released its Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2019 looking at housing affordability and housing production in the 147 cities and towns in the five counties surrounding Boston.
We’re expensive. More specifically, the Report found that metro-Boston, which includes Newton, is one of the nation’s most expensive places to buy (4th in the U.S.) or rent (3rd in the U.S.). The authors highlighted that the limited supply of housing stock and high cost contributes to persistent racial segregation.
The Report evaluated each city and town. Newton had low scores except for
Mayor Fuller sent this memo to the City Council today, informing them of her decision to “not forward the City Council’s request to submit a home rule petition to the General Court with the amendments to the City Charter as voted by the Council on May 6, 2019 in Docket #7 6-19. Most of these amendments were originally proposed by
In advance of tonight’s meeting (Feb. 27, 6:45 p.m. at the Franklin School) Mayor Fuller provided this update on the Washington Street visioning process.
We embarked in May 2018 on a planning process for Washington Street. The goal is to provide the City Council with new zoning in the Spring of 2019 that represents our dreams and vision for this important corridor.
We are very aware that while we are planning, Washington Street is changing. The City Council has already approved both Washington Place at Washington Street and Walnut, as well as a three-story headquarters for Mark Development with a restaurant at the Santander Bank location in West Newton.
Where are we right now? The planning team that has been working with our residents, businesses, and the City Council has
It’s a sad reflection on our media today that most of our news comes from the mayor’s community emails….but here’s the latest.
Let me give you a few updates on recreational marijuana:
Zoning: The City Council is considering adding some manufacturing areas in Newton as sites for medical and recreational retailers.
Garden Remedies: Garden Remedies (and two other retail marijuana dispensaries in Brookline and Framingham) received provisional licenses from the state within the past two weeks, meaning all three will likely open in the
Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller issued this statement in an email to residents today in reaction to the MBTA’s “Better Bus Service” proposal.
“We’re pushing back on the MBTA proposed “Better Bus Project” that it says will improve bus service through Newton. I have deep concerns that rather than improving bus service in our City, this plan actually