Below are some important contact numbers for College and City contacts and a discussion of some of the City regulations that affect day-to-day life in our neighborhood. We hope you find this information useful. Many thanks to LNA members for their research.
City of Newton 311 Online Help Desk
This is an site where you can ask a question, make a request (or complaint), find answers, and pay a city bill or fine.
You can report potholes, snow removal problems, burned out street lights, and utility problems. [This webmaster has used it to report a clogged street drain & flooding issue with great success!]
Mayor’s Office: 617-796-1000 (24-hour Hotline)
Citizen’s Assitance: 617-796-1100
Newton Fire Department
Emergency: 911; non-emergency 617-796-2210
Newton Police Department
Emergency (from home phone): 911
Tip Line: 617-796-2121
Community Service: 617-796-2103
Animal Control: 617-796-2109
Noise Complaints: Lasell College Police: 617-243-2269 or Newton Police Department: 617-796-2100
Department of Public Works: 617-796-1000
For street and sidewalk repairs, missing street sign, potholes, lighting problems, and/or to report missed recycling, trash or yard waste. Also available is the Newton 311 site for online requests and reports.
Ward 4 Aldermen
Ward Alderman, 617-964-4243
Alderman At Large, 617-969-0677
Alderman At Large, 617-527-5446
Ward 4, 617-243-9424
The LNA neighborhood is in Ward 4, precinct 3, and we vote at Williams School, 141 Grove Street. If you have questions about where or how to vote, call the Election Department at 617-796-1350. Voting is an important right and responsibility. Absentee ballots may be requested in writing from the Election Department up until noon on the day before the election.
To confirm your Ward, Precinct, Poll Location, (as well as your school district, bus stop, and trash removal day, simply enter your address at the City of Newton website.
We are fortunate to live in an area of Newton that is so well served by public transportation. The Commuter Rail, the Green Line of the T, and MBTA buses, are all convenient options in our neighborhood.
MBTA Schedules and Maps
• Auburndale station- Commuter Rail Line (at Woodland Rd. & Auburn St.)
• The Woodland stop on the MBTA Green Line (“Riverside” branch)
• The Riverside stop on the MBTA Green Line (“Riverside” branch)
• MBTA Bus # 500 [Express Bus] (Riverside – Downtown [Boston])
• MBTA Bus # 555 [Express Bus] (Riverside – Washington St. – Newton Corner – Boston)
• MBTA Bus # 558 (Riverside – Waltham Ctr. – Newton Corner – Boston)