Carlson Woods sale called off, following UMass’ Mount Ida acquisition

On the heels of news that UMass is acquiring Newton’s Mount Ida College, plans to build eight homes along Carlson Avenue will not go forward, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller announced today

“I’ve spoken with University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan and he’s committed to being a good neighbor and working with the residents of Newton,” Fuller said in a statement.

Meehan said that the present agreement on the eight parcels along Carlson Avenue would not go forward as part of the UMass transaction, which was part of a positive dialogue about the future of the campus, the statement added.

Some city unions join Teamsters

The Boston Globe reports that 178 city workers are joining Teamsters Local 25. DPW Commissioner Jim McGonagle told the Globe that “the 178 workers joining Local 25 include about half of the city’s Department of Public Works employees, as well as Parks and...
Fuller: The state of our city is strong and the future is bright.

Fuller: The state of our city is strong and the future is bright.

Here’s a copy of Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s first State of the City address delivered Feb. 20, 2018 at Newton City Hall.

Good Evening.

To President Laredo, Vice President Kalis, President Emeritus Baker, members of the City Council and the School Committee, everyone here at City Hall or watching at home, good evening.

I last stood here seven weeks ago when I had the honor of taking a solemn oath of office. On Inauguration Day, I pledged “to build a greater, better and more beautiful Newton to transmit to our children and grandchildren – grounded in our sense of civic duty, inspired by our shared vision, and fueled by our tradition of working together.”

Tonight, I’m here to re-affirm that building a greater, better, more beautiful Newton will be

Fuller nixes Warren’s proposed hotel complex at former library site

Fuller nixes Warren’s proposed hotel complex at former library site

 
Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s latest email to residents included this news about a hotel/restaurant/housing project Mayor Setti Warren annnounced last May.
 
Remember the proposal for the former Newton Centre library property located at 1294 Centre Street?
 
Stuart Rothman, on behalf of First Cambridge Realty Trust Corporation, proposed rehabilitating the former library into a restaurant with a space for community use, building a
Read Mayor Fuller’s inaugural address

Read Mayor Fuller’s inaugural address

  To President Laredo, President Emeritus Baker and members of the City Council, Chair Goldman and members of the School Committee, Mayor Warren and Mayor Cohen, Governor Baker, Senator Creem, Representative Khan, District Attorney Ryan, reverend clergy, esteemed...

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