This letter to the editor appeared in this week’s Newton TAB..
Dear Newton Tab Editors and decision makers,
I was very disappointed to see this week’s edition of the Newton Tab almost completely devoid of any local news, except for a piece from the Mayor’s office. There was not one article on what is before the City Council, nothing about the School Committee, no meeting coverage, and no Letters to the Editor – my favorite part of the paper.
Did you know that the Council voted to approve a marijuana moratorium with an exemption for Garden Remedies? That our local union joined the Teamsters? That the Mayor is requesting $500,000 to develop a plan for the Washington Street Corridor that addresses land use, economic development, transportation, and zoning?
Instead of covering the important events and the business of the City you editorialize on “Sunshine Week” written by a bunch of out of towners. If you wanted to opine on Sunshine Week, certainly a worthy pursuit, then make it a special insert, not usurp all our local news! Please get your priorities straight and do a better job getting the public informed on the “facts” including “how government makes its decisions and how it functions”.
Alison M. Leary
Newton City Council