Boston College filed a civil lawsuit against the City of Newton on March 9 in Superior Court challenging the amount of compensation it received for the eminent domain taking of Webster Woods.
Newton City Council will meet Monday night to vote on the proposal to acquire Webster Woods from Boston College via eminent domain. “A committee of the whole”—made up of all of the city councilors, except for two who were absent—voted to recommend all seven items in the proposal for approval on Nov. 25.
In Response To: “Preservation Committee Passes Webster Woods Acquisition, City Council to Vote Soon”
It is already quite difficult to speak out against my own school regarding Webster Woods, especially when I want to see it expand and do well, but to see its response in a recent Newton Tab article, among others, I knew that I had to respond. Jack Dunn mentioned Boston College’s respect for students’ passion…
Seven out of eight committee members voted to provide the $15.7 million needed to acquire the land via eminent domain at Tuesday night’s CPC meeting.
Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller announced that the City of Newton would use eminent domain to reclaim Webster Woods, which Boston College purchased in 2016 for $20 million. The City Council was not opposed to the sale at the time of the purchase, according to a University press release. One of Fuller’s campaign promises was to…
Mayor Ruthanne Fuller is seeking to reclaim the land that BC purchased at 300 Hammond Pond Parkway in 2016 for $20 million.