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City Councilor Emily Norton’s been hearing lots of concerns over the last two years from her constituents about development projects in Newtonville.  First there was Austin Street and now there’s the proposed redevelopment of the Orr Block on the table.

At this week’s City Council meeting Norton filed a bill to formally change the name of Newtonville to “Newtropolis”.

Says Norton “I’ve been working as hard as I can to scale back, reduce, or stop all this new development in Newtonville.  I’ve had enough.  I’m throwing in the towel.  Let’s just change the name to Newtropolis, let the bulldozers and cranes go wild, and get on to the other stuff.”







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