Newton Upper Falls Area Council




Anil Adyanthaya (President)
Maxine Bridger (Secretary)
Susan Huffman (Treasurer)
Julie Irish
Marie Jackson
Nina Kochs
Jen Kohl
Jack Neville
Jeff Riklin (Vice President)







January 19, 2017 at 7 PM


A. Approval of Minutes from December Meeting

B. Treasurer's Report (5 minutes)

C. Northland Project (10 – 15 minutes)

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D. Newton City Charter Review (10 minutes)

Consideration of whether to support two proposals adopted by the Waban Area Council:

    a. In support of the retention of, and against the Charter Commission’s suggested   removal of, directly-elected Ward Councilors (those elected from and by residents who live in a particular Ward).

    b. In support of the inclusion of language in the Transitional Article to ensure the complete functioning of Area Councils from the time a new Charter is accepted by Newton voters until the time a newly elected City Council of 12 drafts and enacts legislation for an Ordinance under which such Area Councils may legally operate.

E. Soup Social Planning (10 minutes)

     1. Vendors to contact

     2. Other items needed

F. Report on MBTA Meeting (Julie) (5 minutes)

G. 2016 Annual Report (5 minutes)

H. Low Water Pressure in Upper Falls (5 minutes)

I. Condition of the MBTA Bridge Over Route 9 (5 minutes)

J. Echo Bridge Railing Restoration (5 minutes)

K. General Upper Falls News (5 minutes)

L. Public Comment/Questions

M. 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 (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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