LTE: Boston College’s Purchase Of Land By Hammond Pond

On Oct. 18, 2015, Boston College will be signing a purchase and sale agreement to buy approximately 23 acres of land presently owned by Congregation Mishkan Tefila on Hammond Pond Parkway, Newton. Eleven acres of that property has remained undeveloped woods adjoining the Webster Conservation land, the largest and most pristine open space in Newton. This 11 acre parcel bisects the existing conservation property. BC intends to develop this property and in doing so cause extensive environmental degradation to this conservation area. Please help us preserve this most crucial open space for ourselves and future generations. Thank you. I’m a 72-year-old whose parents, myself, children, and grandchildren have frolicked in these woods.

 

Stephen Block

 

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