• Waban Common is finally electrified!

    Waban Common is finally electrified!

    Waban Common is finally electrified! Check out the LED lights embedded in both walls. They are programmed to be on in the evenings and are both elegant and useful! Thanks to Waban Common, Inc.’s Treasurer, Tom Elkind, for his persistence in working with Eversource to bring power to the island. Lots of perennials have been […]

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  • The Tape Is Down, Waban Common Is Open for Business!

    The Tape Is Down, Waban Common Is Open for Business!

    Waban Common Treasurer Tom Elkind taking the last of the caution tape off the posts, signaling that our wonderful green space is now open to the public. On July 1st, 2019, the yellow caution tape was torn down by Barbara Brustowicz, Tom Elkind and Sallee Lipshutz (the Executive Board of Waban Common, Inc.), signaling that […]

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  • Waban Common Is Here!

    Waban Common Is Here!

    On June 8, 2019, the Waban community came together to lay 9,000 square feet of sod to complete the new park on Beacon Street opposite the Angier School. The sod was donated by Sam White and Sons of Newton and was laid by members of Scout Troop 9, together with their family and friends, under […]

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  • Lots of progress thanks to continued donations and Newton Serves.

    Lots of progress thanks to continued donations and Newton Serves.

    The flower beds of Waban Common were mulched during Newton Serves on April 28th, 2019 by twenty volunteers from near (Waban) and far (Needham and Westborough). Forty cubic yards of mulch that were delivered by the City to a spot on the south side of the site were moved, in a seemingly endless circling of […]

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  • Exciting fundraising milestone!

    Exciting fundraising milestone!

    Thanks to generous citizens like you, we are 75% of the way to our $100,000 fundraising goal! We have been truly humbled by the amount of support our community has shown us, and we cannot wait to close the gap and see Waban Common come to life. If you would like to help us reach […]

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  • Young trees find their new home.

    Young trees find their new home.

    After our groundbreaking earlier this month, we are thrilled to plant several healthy saplings with the help of Urban Forestry and Newton’s Lupien Tree and Landscaping Service.

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  • Earth moves at Waban Common Groundbreaking.

    Earth moves at Waban Common Groundbreaking.

    Members of the Waban Common Board met with local officials, including Mayor Ruthanne Fuller (center) to break ground on Waban Common on October 3rd. On Wednesday, October 3rd, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller gathered with City Councilors John Rice and Andreae Downs, several Waban Area Councilors, representatives of city departments, private businesses, and Waban residents for a […]

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  • Important fundraising milestone!

    Important fundraising milestone!

    We are pleased to announce that, as of yesterday, we are officially halfway to our fundraising goal of $100,000! We are immensely grateful to all of the individuals and local businesses who have supported our work. If you are interested in making a donation to help us continue our efforts, click here.

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  • Citizen Tested, Mayor Approved

    Citizen Tested, Mayor Approved

    We are deeply grateful to our two major donors: The community-minded Village Bank that contributed our first major “Angel level” gift, and The Northland Investment Corporation that generously matched that outstanding gift. We have also received generous donations from Newton-Wellesley Hospital; and Preferred Realty Property Management, the management company of the Strong Building in Waban […]

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