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The Globe’s Deirdre Fernandes recaps last week’s alderman hearing about Mayor Setti Warren’s request for $143.5 million in tax increases — including $8.4 million for road repairs, four police officers, more teachers and renovations of the Newton Centre Fire Headquarters and Zervas School and about $3 million for two debt exclusion overrides to pay for rebuilding the Angier and Cabot schools.

While no one in the article disputes the need for more revenue, there’s this…

[Alderman Ted] Hess-Mahan suggested that the city wait on the overrides for the schools until it has more detailed cost estimates. Architects for Angier Elementary will be presenting estimates in the coming months, but the Cabot and Zervas school projects are still in the early planning stages.

Is Alderman Hess-Mahan right?







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