Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council

Mission Statement

The nine-member Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council is an official elected body under the city charter.  Its purpose is to facilitate communication between Highlands residents and the Board of Aldermen and other city organs. It also serves as a forum/mechanism for dealing with various local issues and for fostering community spirit through annual events such as Village Day, the Halloween party and haunted house, and the Winter Social.

Regular Meetings

The Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council meets on the first Thursday of each month, except in the case of inclement weather.  Meetings are held at the Brigham Community House, 20 Hartford St, Newton Highlands, MA 02461

Upcoming agendas can be found on the City's Electronic Posting Board.

Upcoming Events

Levingston Cove Community Meeting

The Parks and Recreation department is holding a community meeting on Wednesday, May 30 to present options for renovating Levingston Cove.  The meeting will be held at 7 PM in Drucker Auditorium of the Library, 330 Homer Street.  The letter announcing the meeting is HERE and the three proposed designs are HERE.

Village Day- June 10, 2018 11 AM to 4 PM 
Please contact an area council member to volunteer!

Newton Highlands Village Day 5K Road Race registration is now live.  The race starts at 10:00 AM at the Hyde Center.  If you sign up by May 28 you are guaranteed a race t-shirt.   You can sign up to run HERE.

Booths are available to merchants and other organizations that would like to sell to or share with Village Day attendees. Online booth registration is currently active

Past Events

MBTA Highlands T Station Meeting

The MBTA held a meeting to present the 30% design for improvements to the Highlands T station, including making the station ADA compliant, on April 30 at 6 PM at the Women's Club, 72 Columbus.  The slides presented can be found here.  The flyer announcing the meeting is available here.

Zoning Discussion - There will be a meeting to discuss the Newton Pattern Book on Tuesday evening at 7:30pm at the Brigham House.  

As you know, the city plans to use the “Pattern Book” as the basis for making decisions about updating the zoning ordinance and community input is crucial to the process. Hope you can attend. 

The Pattern Book can be found on the City Website HERE or a paper copy is available at the Newton Free Library.

If you are interested in attending, would you please send me a message at so I can inform you of any last minute changes (IE snow cancellation)? 

Soup Social - The Hyde Community Center and the Newton Highlands Area Council are hosting this year's Soup Social on Saturday February 10 at 6:00 PM at the Hyde Community Center, 90 Lincoln Street.  This year three local magicians have volunteered to provide table side entertainment.  As usual half of the gym will be open for the kids to run around in.  Please join us for local soup, fun, and an opportunity to meet your neighbors from around the Highlands.

Halloween Haunted House & Party - October 28, 2018 at the Hyde
Please contact an area council member to volunteer!

History of Newton Highlands

History of Newton Highlands
Old Photos of Newton Highlands
Crystal Lake:  History, Rules & Regulations
Brigham House
Avalon Bay Apartment Information

View the By-Laws of the NHNAC
Contact the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council

Join the Newton Highlands Google discussion group

The contents and data contained on these pages have been created solely by the members of the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council.  These pages are published as a service to the residents and visitors to the City of Newton. 

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