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Newton TAB guest column, petition, trail walk, letters

posted Nov 23, 2011, 8:19 AM by Jim Lerner   [ updated Nov 27, 2011, 8:21 AM ]

The Upper Falls Greenway project continues to pick up steam.  Here's the latest news:

Newton Tab Guest Column  - This week's Tab featured an excellent Guest Column in support of the Greenway by George Kirby and John Rice.   George Kirby is with the Newton Bicycle/Pedestrian Task Force and is one of the folks that first hatched the plan for the Greenway and has been working on it and other bicycle issues for years.  John Rice is, of course, one of our Ward 5 alderman and an early and ardent supporter of the Greenway project.

On-Line Petition & Web Site - We now have a new web site on line - UpperFallsGreenway.org and created an on-line petition  http://www.upperfallsgreenway.org/get-involved/petition in addition to our paper and pen petition.   Please forward the petition link to any Newton residents that you think might be interested in helping us.   The petition is probably the single most important tool we have to get the job done, so please help circulate it to your friends and neighbors in Newton. 

Walk The Trail - Meet at The Depot Coffee Shop at the corner of Chestnut and Oak streets at 10am on Saturday, Dec 3rd and we'll take a walk down the whole proposed trail line and answer any questions anyone has.  If you plan on coming try to let us know ahead of time (info@UpperFallsGreenway.org) but last minute folks are welcome too.  Rain date is the following day Dec. 4 at 10am.

Letters to The Editor - This week there were four Letters to the Editor in the Newton Tab in support of the Greenway.   Two of those (Dave Ohanian's and Jeff Riklin's) were from our just elected Upper Falls Area Councilmen.  Though only elected a few weeks ago, all of the new Area Councillors have been showing great support for the project.   Thanks also to the folks that wrote letters that weren't published - we know there were a few.  If you're in the mood, read this week's editorial (link above) and send your thoughts in a Letter to the Editor by 5pm on Friday to newton.letters@wickedlocal.com and be sure to include name, address, daytime phone number.  300 words maximum.

Thanks again for all of your enthusiastic support.

Jerry Reilly
UpperFallsGreenway.org

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