I’m guessing that if we drew a Venn diagram of those people in Newton who want to preserve the City’s parks and other open spaces and those who want to provide enhanced services in a new senior center, it would look something like this.

So, if so, it’s the job of our Mayor and City Councillors to recognize this consensus and act in ways that unite us rather than divide us. Thus far, that’s not happening. Here’s hoping it does soon.