About Nonantum

Nonantum is located in the northeastern part of the City and borders Watertown to the east. The primary retail area is located on Watertown Street between Adams Street and Faxon Street, with additional commercial activity along California Street and more manufacturing use in this village than in others. The Nonantum Advisory Committee and the Nonantum Neighborhood Association provide input on community development projects. Once known as The Lake, Nonantum is known for its rich Italian-American heritage, celebrated at annual street festivals including the St. Mary of Carmen Festival in July.

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Mayor Warren would like to know what you are thinking and how he can improve municipal services and enhance the quality of life in your village. This survey is the first step in a new initiative by Mayor Warren to increase dialogue between Newton residents, businesses, and City Government. Based on your responses, we will hold community meetings to discuss your topics of interest and develop joint strategies to address your concerns. We appreciate your feedback and comments!

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Nonantum Neighborhood Association - a volunteer community organization comprised of residents and businesses in Nonantum.

Nonantum Neighborhood Advisory Committee - Neighborhood advisory committees (NAC) in Newton's four CDBG target neighborhoods work with housing and community development staff on the development of the five-year Consolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plan. Their input is critical on identifying the needs in their neighborhood and developing priorities, strategies and projects that address those needs. The committees also serve in an advisory capacity for the implementation of projects in their neighborhood.

Small Business Facade Improvement Program - The City has recently established this program which offers financial assistance to eligible small businesses and non-profits to make exterior improvements to their storefronts. The program is only available in Nonantum in 2013-2014.

The Carr School Traffic and Parking Plan This parking plan was approved by Traffic Council in May 2014.  However, traffic and parking conditions will be closely observed and changes will be made as needed.

Street and sidewalk construction schedule

Restaurant Listing  
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Business Listing

School, Voting, and Trash Pickup Information for Your Address

Newcomers Reference

Newton Community Life Resource Guide

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Internship Opportunities

Volunteer as a Snow Shoveler

Snow Resources

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Community Engagement Meetings

View the Community Engagement Team November 28, 2012 presentation

View the Community Engagement Team February 27, 2013 presentation

View the Community Engagement Team April 1, 2013 presentation to the Planning and Development Board

Washington Street Corridor Study - How can we improve access to transit, promote pedestrian and bicycle safety, and create a better Washington Street in West Newton, Newtonville, and Newton Corner? Join us for a Community Listening Session on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at The Second Church of Newton, 60 Highland Street, West Newton.

Community Development Projects

Pellegrini Park improvements – 2013

The Pellegrini Park Improvements are now underway. This is the last phase of the master plan to renovate the playground with a new play system with rubberized surface, a half basketball court, new plantings, lawn, and a shade structure. The improvements are being completed in phases with the playground target date for completion Thanksgiving of 2013. Shade structure completed Spring of 2014.

Watertown Street Pedestrian Improvements – 2013

The Community Development Division of the Planning and Development Department, in conjunction with the Executive Office and the Department of Public Works utilized CDBG neighborhood improvement funds and City sources to undertake several  pedestrian improvements in the Nonantum Village along Watertown Street between Hawthorn Street and Faxon Street.  The project includes improvements to curb cuts, wheelchair ramps, to bring them to compliance with accessibility laws and regulations as well as pedestrian crossings, street trees, and sidewalks. The project is scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2014.

For information on development projects in your village, please call the Planning Department at (617) 796-1120.

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