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I have another two weeks to submit a list to my editor for a book on “Legendary Locals of Newton.” People have sent me some great suggestions already but I’d love to hear more. I’m still looking for more compelling stories about unsung heroes — people who have gone out of their way to help their neighbors or the wider community. We all know those people. Wouldn’t it be great to see them recognized in a book?

In the meantime, let me test you on some trivia I’ve learned while researching:

1. What ward was the first to elect a woman to the Board of Aldermen? (Interestingly, it was 46 years after a woman was first elected to the School Committee and 13 years after a woman was first elected to the State Legislature.)







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