Newton Upper Falls Area Council




Anil Adyanthaya (President)
Patty McBride Connolly (Secretary)
Susan Huffman (Treasurer)
Marie Jackson
Nina Kochs
Jack Neville
Jeff Riklin (Vice President)

Jay Werb






Emerson Community Center

Pettee Street

February 20, 2020

7:00 p.m.


  1. Approval of Minutes from January Meeting (5 minutes)
  2. Treasurer's Report (5 minutes)
  3. Public Comment (5 minutes)
  4. John Rice Upper Falls Soup Social on March 21 (20 minutes)
    1. Soup Donors
    2. Volunteers
    3. Supplies (Tables/Chairs/Utensils/Non-Soup Items)
    4. Logo Needed?
  5. Appointment of Ninth Area Councilor (5-10 minutes)
  6. Ken Newcomb Upper Falls Book Award (5 minutes)
  7. Tri-Council Northland Referendum Informational Forum Update and Northland Referendum Generally (15 minutes)
  8. Update on Christina-Oak Intersection Communication with Department of Transportation (5 minutes)
  9. Recap of Open Meeting Training (10 minutes)
  10. General Upper Falls News (5 minutes)
  11. Public Comment/Questions
  12. Adjourn

The location of this meeting is wheelchair accessible and reasonable accommodations will be provided to persons with disabilities who require assistance. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact the city of Newton’s ADA/Sec. 504 Coordinator, Jini Fairley, at least two business days in advance of the meeting: or (617) 796-1253. The city’s TTY/TDD direct line is: 617-796-1089. For the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS), please dial 711.


Annual Report of the Area Council (2019): Please Click HERE

Annual Report of the Area Council (2018): Please Click HERE

Annual Report of the Area Council (2017): Please Click HERE

Annual Report of the Area Council (2016): Please Click HERE

Annual Report of the Area Council (2015): Please Click HERE

Annual Report of the Area Council (2014): Please Click HERE

Annual Report of the Area Council (2013): Please Click HERE

Annual Report of the Area Council (2012): Please Click HERE


Mission Statement:

The Newton Upper Falls Neighborhood Area Council is a legal entity of Newton city government. Its purposes are several: to facilitate communication between Newton Upper Falls residents and the City; to address issues of importance to Newton Upper Falls residents; and to support and foster pride in Newton Upper Falls through the sponsorship of various community activities.

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