I love Waban, its graceful houses set well back from the street and its mature trees and lawns.
I am running for the Waban Area Council to preserve its beauty for future generations. We need to ensure that new McMansions do not systematically replace houses having historical or architectural significance. Zoning laws should make sure that new structures have adequate green space around them and not turn our Garden City into a crowded suburb.
Furthermore, supporting a mix of Seniors and young families is important. Both groups should be able to live in our village and contribute to its life.
Biking is a healthy activity that needs to be protected: my husband and I love to ride the aqueduct trail to Cold Spring Park or along Waban Ave to Wellesley. Better safety for bike riders in the city is a must and I would like to see a proper bike/walk trail along the river.
I was active in the St Phillip Neri Parish and want to make sure the community has some input regarding the future of the church property.
I have lived in Waban for 33 years and our three children went through the Newton Public Schools. I taught French for 20 years at the Concord-Carlisle HS. I am now retired with time to go to public hearings and meetings at City Hall in order to bring information to our community and fight for our village.