Walnut Street Revitalization


Join Us to Revitalize Walnut St.

Example of planter to be placed on Washington St.
Example of planter to be placed on Washington St.

Beautiful Newtonville is a volunteer-staffed 501[c]3 nonprofit organization committed to achieving a consensus between residents, businesses and local government to revitalize downtown Newtonville.  The organization has already had a significant impact on Newtonville.

Beautiful Newtonville has already raise over $6,000 from residents and businesses for 20 cedar planters built by NNHS students and installed on Washington Street.

Now we are raising money for improvements to Walnut St.

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Help Fund 10 Flower Planters and 6 Benches on Walnut Street


  • Plantings by Newtonville landscape architect Natalie Adams
  • Built by NNHS students in Massnineforthe9th carpentry/social service program
  • Subscribing businesses pay $100 annual fee for soil and plants

Any Amount is Welcome

  • A $250 gift funds one cedar planter built by NNHS students
  • Includes a $25 donation NNHS Massnineforthe9th
  • Provides dedication plaque honoring someone of your choice
  • A $1500 gift funds one commercially made wooden bench with metal frame

Beautiful Newtonville 2014/2015 Goals

to Revitalize Newtonville – $11,000

  • 10 cedar planters ($2,500 @ $250 per planter)
  • 3 wooden NNHS benches ($3,000 @ $1,000 per bench)
  • 3 commercial benches ($4,500 @ $1,500 per bench)
  • Operating expenses ($1,000: website, online survey, flyers…)

Washington St. Planter Participants:

  • Business Paticipants:

Aroma Nails, Bikofsky Insurance, Sam’s Auto Center/Sunoco, Karoun, Cha’Ba Thai Bodywork, Cook Restaurant, Dunkin Donuts, Rice Valley, The Paint Bar, Cabot’s Ice Cream, 2nd Appearance, Give and Take Consignments

  • Newtonville Residents who donated a planter

Francesca Piper Koss (Lowell Ave), Emily Norton (Prescott St.), Helene Sroat (Wildwood Ave.), Tim Stone (Briar Lane), Joy Huber (Whitney Rd.), Michele Weinfeld (Kirkstall Rd.) Brooke Lipsitt (Kirkstall Rd.) Nicole Randall (Lowell Ave.), Gilles Taylor (Lowell Ave.)