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.
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
The City Mailer from the Newton Elections Commission regarding the Ballot Questions on Cannibis can be found here.