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VIDEO: Transit Matters presentation

Thanks to Jenn Adams of NewTV, here is the Transit Matters: Regional Rail Presentation, hosted by Councilor Emily Norton (Ward 2 ward councilor). The Transit Matters folks are Jarred Johnson, COO; Josh Fairchild, president and co-founder; and Ethan Finlan, Regional Rail Outreach Coordinator.

Fascinating presentation and important for Newton.

Transit Matters: Regional Rail Presentation from NewTV on Vimeo.

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History curriculum lawsuit against Newton schools, teachers dropped

This statement has been released by the Newton Public Schools... On August 14th, we were informed that the Plaintiffs in the lawsuit related to our history curriculum voluntarily withdrew their suit against the district. We view this as an acknowledgement on the Plaintiffs’ part that their claims have no merit – a position we have maintained all along in this...

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AG: Newton PTO treasurer stole $14K

Newton Patch reports: A former treasurer of the Newton Parent Teacher Organization Council was arrested Thursday in connection with stealing more than $14,000 from the Newton PTO Council, according to Attorney General Maura Healey. She's also accused of participating in a scheme to steal tens of thousands of dollars by making false insurance claims and providing...

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VIDEO: Ward Five ward councilor preliminary debate

Elections season is officially upon us. Here’s the NewTV/League of Women Voters forum featuring the three candidates — from left Rena Getz, Bill Humphrey and Kathy Winters — competing in a preliminary election to run for the ward city council seat representing Ward 5 on Sept. 10.

Decision 2019: Ward Five Ward Councilor Preliminary Debate from NewTV Government on Vimeo.

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Competing visions of traffic at Northland

Competing visions of traffic at Northland

Is the future of Newton car-inevitable or not? On that question, there was a stark divide on display at the most recent City Council Land Use committee meeting on the Northland Project, which was dedicated to a review of the proposed traffic-demand-management (TDM) plan. read more

Scheduled Gas release near Walnut Street in Wellesley and Quinobequin Road in Newton

The Mayor's Office sent this out yesterday regarding a scheduled release of odorized natural gas:   To support its ongoing efforts to address various anomalies on its pipeline in Needham and Wellesley, Algonquin Gas will be releasing odorized natural gas and performing maintenance work at its valve site near Walnut Street in Wellesley and Quinobequin Road in...

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NewCAL Working Group chooses Albemarle for NewCAL site

NewCAL Working Group chooses Albemarle for NewCAL site

This just in from the Mayor:   " Albemarle Site Recommended as Top City-Owned Location for NewCAL Project   The NewCAL Working Group met today to analyze the six city-owned parcels in Newton and has recommended the Albemarle-Gath Pool as the top ranked site. The other five on the shortlist did not adequately meet the Working Group’s goals of open space preservation....

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MBTA board approves preliminary funds for Newton’s commuter rail stations

The MBTA's Fiscal and Management Control Board voted Monday to approve a $5 million architectural and engineering contract for major renovations at three commuter rail stations in Newton, targeting construction of platforms and accessibility improvements as key projects, according to this State House News Service story posted by Wicked Local Newton. The report...

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