Newton mayor signs Letter of Intent to Purchase former Aquinas College property
On March 19, 2015, the Feast of St. Joseph, the Sisters of St. Joseph received an offer from the city of Newton to purchase the Newton property at 15 Walnut Park.
On April 17, 2015, Rosemary Brennan, CSJ, President of the Sisters of St. Joseph, signed a Letter of Intent with Mayor Setti Warren to move forward with this sale.
A Boston Globe article and more information from the city of Newton can be found at the following links:
From the Newton Public Schools website:
- I want to make you aware of some exciting news related to our facilities planning. The Mayor has signed a letter of intent to acquire the Aquinas School and property on Jackson Street, subject to approval and a vote to fund the purchase from the Board of Aldermen. I believe this would be an incredible asset for our system. Aquinas is a property with a school building that, with some modifications, will be a terrific facility for our district. read more...
From The Boston Globe By Ellen Ishkanian Globe Correspondent April 17, 2015
- Newton agrees to buy former Aquinas College for $15.7 million. Site to house preschool program, relieve overcrowding in public schools
Excerpt from article:
Mayor Setti Warren announced Friday that the city has agreed to buy the former Aquinas College property to house the city’s preschool program, and create additional space to relieve overcrowding and other issues at several elementary schools, including Lincoln-Eliot and Horace Mann.
“I want to see this happen,” said Board of Alderman President Scott Lennon, adding that he gives the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston credit for staying the course and insisting the land be used for educational purchases, rather than selling to the highest bidder. “I would hope my colleagues on the board work with the ward aldermen and the mayor and take a look at how this will help with our longterm strategic plan.” read more...
We ask you to continue to pray to St. Joseph for the success of this venture.