Both the Globe and Newton Patch take deep dives this morning into Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s efforts to take 17 acres of Webster Woods from Boston College by eminent domain.
The Globe’s John Hilliard revisits the decision to by then Mayor Setti Warren to pass up a chance to purchase the woods when Congregation Mishkan Tefila was first looking to sell it.
“We reached out to the city, but they didn’t show any interest,” said Steven Kaitz, one of three co-presidents of the congregation.
And Patch’s Jenna Fisher quotes Boston College spokesperson Jack Dunn who says ts Fuller will
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
Former Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, who is now Boston College’s executive director of public safety and chief of police, shared his concerns about recreational marijuana on the NewTV show “Common Ground with Ken Parker.”
I didn’t know this was a thing. But here’s Newton’s own Boston College Police Department, lead by former BPD Commissioner Bill Evans, and the Boston University Police Departments undertaking law enforcement’s #LipSyncChallenge
The Boston Herald’s Howie Carr turns his trademark outrage on Newton District Court Judge Mary Beth Heffernan and Newton’s Welcoming city policy in his latest column.
Here’s an earlier Herald story and stories about the