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Baker goes turtle while Gonzalez gets carried away

Baker goes turtle while Gonzalez gets carried away

            Thursday’s  Commonwealth Download had the above heading. Below is the content. It couldn't compete with the drama of the Astros-Sox game, but Wednesday night’s debate between Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez packed a lot of punch.   Baker went turtle several times, rolling up into his shell when he was confronted with...

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Hello, it’s me, your pal Washington Street!

The "Hello Washington Street" project, also known as the Washington Street Vision Plan is at the half-way point of a yearlong community planning process. The Principle Group will release the first draft of the vision plan and zoning recommendations on October 24th, 2018 at Newton North High school from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. At this event the Principle Group will discuss...

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It’s time to get inspired

It’s time to get inspired

One of my favorite nights of the years is coming up soon - Newton Inspires. If you've never been you should definitely give it a try.  Every year they assemble an amazing crew of Newton residents, experts in all sorts of wide ranging fields - sciences, arts, politics, business ... to come and speak.   It's like going back to a really interesting school for a...

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Echo Bridge receives an inauspicious designation

Echo Bridge receives an inauspicious designation

This press release is from Preservation Massachusetts... The Railings on Echo Bridge have been named one of Massachusetts Most Endangered Historic Resources. Since 1993, this list has been compiled and published by Preservation Massachusetts, the statewide nonprofit historic preservation advocacy organization.   Echo Bridge is an iconic barrel vault bridge built in...

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Mayor presents 5 year plan to Council

Mayor Fuller presented the city's Five Year Capital Improvement Plan, the Long Range Financial Plan, and the Five Year Financial Forecast for the next five years to the City Council this week. At a glance it looks like day to day finances are in good shape but the elephant of unfunded pension and retiree health benefits casts a huge shadow with Newton lagging behind...

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Free family-friendy Fall Festival this Saturday

Free family-friendy Fall Festival this Saturday

Northland Investments is hosting a free, family friendly Fall Festival this Saturday, October 20th (rain date: Sunday, October 21st) from Noon to 5:00 pm at the Corner of Needham & Oak Streets in Newton.  The event will feature free food, snacks and ice cream; amusement rides for all ages; kids crafts and activities; carnival and backyard games; face painting and...

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BBJ: Six Newton elementary schools among top 25 in state

Six Newton elementary schools were ranked among the top 25 elementary schools in the state, according to this list in the Boston Business Journal. Mason Rice (No. 3) Cabot (No. 10) Zervas (No. 13 Ward (No. 14) Peirce (No. 19) Memorial Spaulding (Np. 25) The rankings are created by Pittsburgh-based Niche.com Inc., and take into account "a number of factors, including...

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Study: In Colorado, retail marijuana increased housing values

Here's two excerpts from an article about the study that appeared on the newssite Pacific Standard. "Our estimates show that, on average, legalizing retail marijuana in Colorado increases housing values by approximately 6 percent, or $15,600 per property," they write. This amounts to "about 27 percent of the overall price appreciation" during the period they...

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Soup d’etat

The owner of Newton's New England Soup Factory is asking for the public's help in finding the angry customer who she said threw soup on her Monday, after an argument about spoons, Newton Patch reports.

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Should Newton’s elected officials get a raise? Do you want to be part of the decision process?

City Council President Marc Laredo is looking for individuals interested in serving on a Blue Ribbon Commission examine the compensation of Newton’s elected officials.

By way of background, our Mayor receives a salary of $125,000 a year for her full-time service (the Mayor is barred by our city charter from having other employment while serving as Mayor) our City Council members each receive a salary (also referred to as a stipend) of $9,750 a year; and elect read more





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