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Historic Newton News

One Reservoir, More Than 130 Years of History
November 24, 2015  The recent transfer of ownership of the Waban Hill Reservoir to the City of Newton highlights the history of the property, developed as a source of water for Newton in 1877.
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Historic Newton Receives Grant for Burying Ground Restoration
November 19, 2015  Mayor Setti Warren announced that Newton’s efforts to restore and preserve its historic East Parish Burying Ground have advanced with the award of a $50,000 matching grant from the Massachusetts Historical Commission. The grant will be used to match $653,679 in City of Newton CPA funds to restore and preserve tombs and grave markers in the city’s oldest burying ground.
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Jackson Homestead Upgrade Underway
November 17, 2015  Much of the Jackson Homestead and Museum remains open to visitors during construction of new storage space for our archives and improvements to the building.
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Announcing the 2015 Newton Preservation Award Winners
October 28, 2015  Eight properties or individuals have won 2015 Newton Preservation Awards for their outstanding contributions to local historic preservation.
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Archives Closed at Jackson Homestead
July 24, 2014  The Archives at Jackson Homestead are closed indefinitely due to ongoing renovation work.
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