About that Budget Hearing for the FY2020 Budget…..

About that Budget Hearing for the FY2020 Budget…..

The School Committee held a public hearing tonight on the proposed FY2020 budget – the same one that they already took a straw vote on last week and unanimously supported. Last week, the room was packed (standing room only) with mostly parents concerned about...
Sad news on the passing of former City Councilor, Brian Yates

Sad news on the passing of former City Councilor, Brian Yates

Sad news to report this morning from Council President Marc Laredo: 

“I am very sorry to inform you that our valued former colleague, Councilor Brian Yates, died yesterday from complications arising from a severe cardiac arrest he incurred several weeks ago. Councilor Baker, who succeeded Brian as the senior member of the Council, is in touch with his family about funeral and other arrangements. As soon as we know more, we will inform you. In the meantime, our condolences go out to Councilor Yates’s family and many friends. Brian was a distinguished public servant who will be sorely missed.”

 

The wake for Brian Yates will be held on Tuesday, from 4-8 pm at Doherty’s Funeral Home in Needham.  The funeral mass is on Wednesday at 10:30 am at Brian’s church, Mary Immaculate of Lourdes.  

Final Draft of Zoning Redesign pushed to 2020

According to a letter sent to the City Council, the Mayor, with the input of Planning Director, Barney Heath, Council President Marc Laredo, and Zoning and Planning Chair, Susan Albright, has decided to “extend the time of delivery of a final draft zoning ordinance to the City Council to the calendar year 2020.

“My decision was made for two reasons.  First, we recently concluded the 1st draft Zoning Redesign ward-by-ward meetings and listened carefully;we know we have considerable work to do on the second draft to ensure we have the

In case you didn’t know – it’s snowing!!

According to Mayor Fuller’s news update, we should expect tomorrow morning to be a mess. We still don’t know if school will be cancelled, (kids – you’ll have to check snowdaycalculator or wait until the phone may or may not ring at 5:00 a.m.),...

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