Referendum Process Has Begun!

The petition drive has begun to challenge the City Council’s of a huge development on Needham Street.  All of Newton should stand with Upper Falls and help us reverse this damaging decision.   . Visit our Referendum page for more information.

RightSize Newton Endorses Candidates for City Council

Immediate Release: September 11, 2019 Contact: Randall Block, 617-312-5573 RightSizeNewton@gmail.com RightSize Newton Endorses Candidates for City Council Newton, Mass. – RightSize Newton, a grass-roots organization of activist neighbors formed in response to over-development across the city of Newton, announced today its endorsement of City Council candidates. During July and August, RightSize Newton invited city councilors

RightSize Newton Endorses Rena Getz in Ward 5 City Council Primary

Contact:                                                                                                                 Release: September 4, 2019 Randy Block: 617-312-5573 RightSizeNewton@gmail.com  RightSize Newton Endorses Rena Getz in Ward 5 City Council Primary Newton, Mass., September 4 – RightSize Newton, a grass-roots organization of activist neighbors formed in response to excessively large development across the city of Newton, announced today its endorsement of city council candidate Rena Getz

Riverside Land Use and Zoning Meeting 6/4

The first meeting on the proposed Riverside project in front of a combined Land Use and Zoning committee is on Tuesday, June 4th at 7pm in the Council chamber at city hall.  Please come for a presentation from the developer, from RightSize Riverside, and to voice your concerns to the council!

RightSize Needham Street Land Use Committee Meeting 5/14 at 7pm

The next hearing of the City Council Land Use Committee regarding Northland’s proposed development on Needham Street is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7 PM This meeting will focus on design (including scale and height), sustainability, and stormwater management. As with previous meetings, Northland will make a presentation, followed by the planning department and peer reviewer

Boston Globe Article (5/3)

RightSize Newton had the opportunity to provide its views on the Newton Chamber of Commerce’s blanket support for development in Newton and for Gov. Baker’s proposal to make development approval subject to a simple majority vote (instead of the 2/3 currently required) for an excellent article on the topic by Jon Chesto of the Boston

RightSize Riverside Meeting 4/23

Join the LFIA Riverside Committee* for a Riverside Update: RightSize Riverside* Presentation Tuesday, April 23, 7 pm to 9 pm Newton Free Library, Druker Auditorium 330 Homer Street, Newton What’s New? What’s Next? What’s the Impact? Mark Development filed for a special permit for Riverside and a request for amendments to the zoning code for this