The fight to

Save Carlson Ave Woods

August 6, 2018

What an amazing turnout!
The Mayor’s rep said this was the largest community meeting he’d ever seen. Four UMass execs hosted the event led by the school’s chancellor, Kumble R. Subbaswamy.  In the audience, EVERY area of our village was represented;...

April 11, 2018

UMass President Marty Meehan: God bless you and welcome to Newton!

April 10, 2018

It could have only been the hand of God; the purchase of Mt Ida College by U Mass announced today will save the half of Carlson Ave Woods that was not sold to the Mormon Church.  This is not official yet, but quite likely from all we've read and hear...

April 5, 2018

The news of the last few weeks are: 

1) On February 25, Mt Ida College announced its intent to merge with Lasell College, but the deal ultimately fell through one month later. 

2) On March 6, Mount Ida neighbors received a letter from Brendon Home...

February 26, 2018

Letter to the Editor: Boston Globe

February 15, 2018

John Hillard’s 2/11/18 piece on “Neighbors oppose Mount Ida subdivision proposal in Newton” highlights Mayor Fuller’s concern for woods and green spaces at the Garden City.  She adds, however “I hope...

February 12, 2018

Click on the image to read directly from the Boston Globe Website

January 31, 2018

Dear Mr Burns, 

We hereby write you this letter, in your role as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Mount Ida College, in an attempt to reopen a line of communication between the College and the neighbors of Oak Hill Park, Carlson Ave, and other ne...

January 13, 2018

Dear [Mayor Fuller team member], 

Thanks again for receiving Pamela and me (as representatives for our negihborhood) for a meeting with the Mayor in regard to our great concern about the destruction of Carlson Ave Woods.  

As a follow up to that conver...

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