Election Predictions Open Thread

Election Predictions Open Thread

Updated with additional “rules.” I know you’ve all been checking Village14 feverishly waiting for your chance to prognosticate on tomorrow’s election. You’ve done all you can. The doors are knocked, the flyers distributed, conversations...

What’s a dealbreaker for you?

It’s pretty clear from the discussions over the past few weeks that people on Village14 have some STRONG opinions. But no candidate can live up to all of our expectations or agree with every position we would like them to have. Unless you run yourself,...
Patch- Matthew Miller: The PTO Guy

Patch- Matthew Miller: The PTO Guy

Reporter Jenna Fisher tells the story on Patch this week of former PTO President, Oak Hill Park Association President, and Newton Destination Imagination founder Matthew Miller.  The most interesting part to me was this section, which actually contained some...

The Ultimate Candidates Guide

I thought there should be one place people can go to get all the info on all the candidates running for office. This compilation is my best effort to compile that information, although I’m happy to get more info in the comments and will update this post as...
State Representative Kay Khan Endorses YES Vote

State Representative Kay Khan Endorses YES Vote

Press release below received from the YES for a New Charter campaign.  Newton, MA – State Representative Kay Khan, representing the Eleventh Middlesex district, and Newton resident announced that she will be voting yes on the ballot question in November to reduce the...

A Broader Conversation About Gender

I’ve been thinking carefully about how to respond to gender discussions around Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, George H.W. Bush, and now closer to home, things that have been posted on Village14 and the explosive Boston Globe column about sexual harassment and...
Candidates on the Charter

Candidates on the Charter

At this point, most candidates for office have taken a position on the Charter. Below is a list of which candidates in contested elections are on which side of this debate: YES Scott Lennon Ruthanne Fuller Alison Leary Nicole Castillo Susan Albright Jake Auchincloss...
Candidates: What’s the plan for net 0 carbon?

Candidates: What’s the plan for net 0 carbon?

The negative impacts of climate change are many and we may already be at a point of no return. The federal government, for the time being, is openly hostile to considering solutions to this global problem. So communities like ours are left to determine how we will...
Setti Warren Endorses Bridget Ray-Canada

Setti Warren Endorses Bridget Ray-Canada

Mayor Warren’s on a roll, this is his 3rd endorsement of the campaign season. From Ray-Canada’s website: In endorsing Bridget Ray-Canada in her race for School Committee from Ward 1, Newton Mayor Setti Warren said the following: “It gives me great...
Newton Teachers Endorse Miller, Ray-Canada

Newton Teachers Endorse Miller, Ray-Canada

From the NTA Facebook page: The Newton Teachers Association Endorses Bridget Ray-Canada and Matt Miller for School Committee. The Newton Teachers Association Representative Assembly voted unanimously on Wednesday, October 11th, to endorse the candidacies of Bridget...