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This just in from Mayor Setti Warren’s office…

On Day after Vote, Mayor Thanks Residents, Begins Work on Components of Override Package

Standing alongside Superintendent of Schools David Fleishman and other city leadership, Mayor Setti Warren today thanked the residents of Newton for approving all three ballot questions on yesterday’s override election, and announced that work has already begun on the implementation of the work included in the package.

“Since taking office in 2010, we have worked tirelessly to deliver quality services in a fiscally responsible way, cutting costs where we can and investing where we must,” Mayor Warren said.

“I want to thank the residents of Newton for making the decision to invest in Newton’s most critical needs in education, public safety and infrastructure. Mayor Warren added. “Now we must work together as a community to ensure that we implement each of the components included in the override package in the most efficient manner possible.”

“On behalf of the entire school system I am grateful for the support of the Newton residents,” Superintendent Fleishman said. “I am truly excited for the opportunities that the override will provide to our faculty, staff and students. It will allow us to immediately add teachers and staff at all levels to serve our growing population and begin to address both our facilities and space needs.”

When he announced the override package last fall, Mayor Warren also announced an expansion of tax assistance programs for eligible seniors and veterans. A staff person at City Hall has also been designated to help residents concerned about their ability to pay. If you are in need of assistance, you may call Meghan Kennedy at 617-796-1282