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Great news for supporters of the performing arts!  The Newton City Council by a 18-5 vote, approved a plan on Monday to restore the Turtle Lane Playhouse, in Auburndale, the TAB reports.  The project includes 16 units of housing plus a new three-story office building.

Councilor Jay Ciccone stepped behind the rail, which is a parliamentary way to not vote. Here’s the vote…

Councilor
Vote
1
Jay Ciccone
A
1
Scott Lennon
N
1
Alison Leary
Y
2
Susan Albright
Y
2
Jake Auchincloss
Y
2
Emily Norton
N
3
Jim Cote
Y
3
Ted Hess-Mahan
Y
3
Barbara Brousal-Glaser
Y
4
Lenny Gentile
N
4
Amy Sangiolo
Y
4
Jay Harney
Y
5
Deb Crossley
Y
5
Brian Yates
N
5
John Rice
Y
6
Vicki Danberg
Y
6
Greg Schwartz
Y
6
Dick Blazar
Y
7
Ruthanne Fuller
Y
7
Marc Laredo
Y
7
Lisle Baker
N
8
David Kalis
Y
8
Rick Lipof
Y
8
Cheryl Lappin                  Y