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Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Garden City Bowl

NEWTON

Preliminary designs for the new Newton North High School call for a 2,000-seat, bowl-like football stadium depressed into the ground. Advocates like the design, saying the stadium can accommodate graduation ceremonies.

Foes, however, scoff, and are asking: "What happens when it rains?"

"A $5 million football stadium large enough to accommodate a once-a-year event -- and one that would have to be moved to Boston College in inclement weather -- is a luxury that Newton simply cannot afford," said resident Jane Frantz, who has been monitoring the planning for the new school.

-- Connie Paige

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