• Please Join Us May 6th!

    Please join us on Saturday, May 6th at 2pm for the Waban Common Dedication

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  • Waban Common Volunteers Recognized

    The Executive Board of Waban Common, Inc., would like to identify with gratitude some behind-the-scenes volunteers who have helped us to reach and maintain the present beautiful state of Waban Common. Some of these volunteers wear multiple hats as they work proudly for our organization.  In addition to our Executive Board (President Sallee Lipshutz, Treasurer […]

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  • Flurries of Activity and Excitement on Waban Common; Two Important Installations During November and December 2022

    Flurries of Activity and Excitement on Waban Common; Two Important Installations During November and December 2022

    In November 2022, two Historical Markers were placed in Waban. One was placed on Waban Common and a second in Waban Square across from the Suzuki School. They are part of a series of signs that the Newton Historical Commission is planning to create and place in Newton’s 13 historical village centers and at other […]

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  • Newton Serves Day Helpers

    Newton Serves Day Helpers

    Thanks to our Waban neighbors and Waban Common Board members who toiled mightily to spread the mulch for our shrubs, plants and trees on Newton Serves Day.

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  • Waban Common Nearly Complete

    Waban Common Nearly Complete

    June 16, 2022 The Waban Common Board continues its stewardship over our priceless garden jewel. Since last October, we conducted both a fall clean-up and a spring clean-up. Under the leadership of Barbara Brustowicz and Tom Elkind, we participated in Newton Serves in early May and, with the help of Scout Troop 9, spread the […]

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  • Game On!

    Game On!

    October 14, 2021 was a warm fall morning during which Newton’s Parks and Recreation Department installed our long-awaited picnic/game table on the cement pad installed earlier in September by the City’s Department of Public Works. The table is manufactured by the same company that manufactured the eight benches on the site and is a pleasing […]

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  • Observation by Waban Common, Inc. Board Member, Marjorie Arons-Barron

    Observation by Waban Common, Inc. Board Member, Marjorie Arons-Barron

    A group of Waban residents met September 18th on Waban Common to envision the future of our village center, reminiscent of public gatherings in London’s Hyde Park minus the vitriol. Idea sharing and site visits, amidst thoughts on shops, housing, restaurants, amenities, and access.

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  • What’s Up With Waban Common?

    What’s Up With Waban Common?

      It’s been a hot and wet summer so far and our lovely park is lush and flourishing, offering a welcome respite to weary Waban feet. The flowering perennials that continue to bloom sequentially amuse and surprise us with their fragrant and changing beauty. Of course, wet weather also brings weeds and Newton has a […]

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  • Website Update March 18, 2021

    Website Update March 18, 2021

    We are proud to announce the creation of this new appearance for the Waban Common website, (wabancommon.org) facilitated by the expert design, documentation and training donated by BraunWeiss. We are also very happy to introduce our new logo, pictured above, created with Canva, a free software program suggested by BraunWeiss. Our Executive Board worked closely […]

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  • Waban Common, Inc. Update November, 2019 – February 2021.

    Waban Common, Inc. Update November, 2019 – February 2021.

    These last fifteen months, the members of the Waban Common, Inc. Board of Directors have continued to install, upgrade and maintain the beauty of Waban Common. In chronological order this is a snapshot of what we have accomplished: We added a New Director to our Board of Directors: Matt Stanberry was welcomed to our ranks […]

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