Kathleen Kouril Grieser, the most visible leader of the no-growth anywhere group Newton Villages Alliance has pulled papers this week to run for Newton City Council.

Kouril Grieser, pulled papers to run for both ward alderman in ward two and at-large, a strategy some candidates adopt if they are either undecided, seeking to throw off potential competitors or perhaps know that an incumbent is not seeking re-election but has yet to publicly announce that.