Monday, February 13, 2012
The Newton Upper Falls Area Council voted 9-0 Sunday in favor of the project.
A project that aims to convert an old Upper Falls railroad bed into a bike and pedestrian trail passed an initial step last weekend. The newly formed Upper Falls Area Council voted Sunday 9-0 to support the proposed project, according to council member Anil Adyanthaya. Roughly 90 people, including several aldermen and city officials, filled the Emerson Community Center Sunday afternoon to hear more details about the project and offer public comment. George Kirby of the Newton Bicycle Pedestrian Task Force gave a detailed presentation on the proposal and the benefits to creating a greenway in the community. With the council's support, Adyanthaya said the city can now pursue discussions with the MBTA, the property owner, and Iron Horse …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
An Upper Falls Area Council member thanks Alderman John Rice for his help in forming the council.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
On Saturday night, I had the opportunity to extend the thanks of the newly inaugurated Upper Falls Area Council to the many who gathered for the first Upper Falls Soup Social. I would like to take this opportunity to correct one glaring omission in my remarks. After thanking our sponsors (Newton Upper Falls CDC, Dunn-Gaherin's, Bob's Sub Stop, Whole Foods and Fresh City) and the indispensable Carol Stapleton from Parks and Recreaton, I neglected to mentioned Ward 5 Alderman John Rice. It was John's vision in seeking to expand the Area Council concept from Newton Highlands to the rest of Ward 5 that resulted in us all being together Saturday and in Upper Falls having an important new institution to represent its interests. So, Alderman Rice…
Monday, January 23, 2012
The nine newly-elected members of the council were sworn in Saturday at the Emerson Community Center.
After more than a year of collecting signatures and support, the Newton Upper Falls Area Council officially welcomed its first set of members Saturday night. City Clerk David Olson swore in the nine newly elected members of the Upper Falls Area Council at a ceremony and soup social at the Emerson Community Center. Following in the footsteps of the Newton Highlands Area Council, the Upper Falls Area Council is the second village council to be established in Newton. According to the city's charter, neighborhood councils are formed to encourage community involvement by allowing the villages to have some limited self-government through its elected council members. The Upper Falls Area Council consists of the following members, who were …