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In a letter in the TAB, William E. Roesner, a member Newton Historical Commission,  writes about a shameful “cultural bias of this city and its elected officials”….

 It seems we will continue to tear down and throw away venerable brick school buildings (found to be ‘preferably preserved’ by the Newton Historical Commission) in favor of glossy new and expensive replacements. This is all to cover up a disgraceful lack of maintenance and to promote ‘modern’ (elitist?) and self-aggrandizing educational programs that these buildings, after hundreds of years of success, can somehow no longer be adapted to accommodate.