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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Bocce bash

NEWTON

Tucked demurely behind a McDonald's off California Street in Nonantum, Forte Park has always been one of Newton's hidden gems. Tonight it enjoys a rare moment in the spotlight as the city celebrates the completion of a 10-year renovation.

The renovated park is now home to new soccer and softball fields, basketball court, and three state-of-the-art bocce courts, all of which are lit. There is also a new accessible swing set, a refurbished tot lot, an exercise pathway with fitness stations, a new irrigation system, plantings and landscaping.

Mayor David Cohen cuts a ceremonial ribbon at 6:15, followed by games and face painting for kids, music with a DJ, a bocce tournament, volleyball, food, games and prizes.

-- Ralph Ranalli

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