A proposal for medical marijuana dispensary at 1152 Beacon Street (former site of the South Pacific restaurant) drew considerable opposition from neighbors at a Newton Highlands Area Council meeting last night, according to these very meticulous meeting minutes.
At around 9:00 pm, at the end of the public discussion about this proposal, the community members who were present were asked if they supported the proposal. Only 2 people were supportive, everyone else (about 30 people) were not supportive. One person was undecided and needed further information.
It’s worth reading the full play by play but here’s some
The TAB’s Julie Cohen explains why here.
The majority of residents living in proposed historic districts in Newton Highlands and West Newton oppose the plans, Laura Lovett reports for the TAB.
Seventy-percent of West Newton residents surveyed and 55 percent of Newton Highlands residents said they are against turning their area into a historic district.