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...
Very sad news: RIP Alderman Rodney Barker

Very sad news: RIP Alderman Rodney Barker

UPDATE, more information I just received about the arrangements: There is a memorial service and reception planned for Saturday, October 21, at 1:00pm to 3:30pm Newton Highlands Congregational Church 54 Lincoln St, Newton, Massachusetts http://www.nhcc.net/ We will be...
Progressive Newton Endorses in local races

Progressive Newton Endorses in local races

Full Disclosure: I personally participated in the endorsement process and am an active member of Progressive Newton. To all Newton Voters, We are excited to announce that Progressive Newton has endorsed eleven excellent candidates in contested local races this Fall....
Amy Sangiolo endorses Scott Lennon for Mayor of Newton

Amy Sangiolo endorses Scott Lennon for Mayor of Newton

This press release was just received from Scott Lennon’s campaign, it is shared verbatim. City Council President Scott Lennon announced Thursday that Amy Mah Sangiolo, a veteran City Councilor, environmental attorney, and a former Mayoral candidate, has endorsed...
Massachusetts Sierra Club Endorses in City Council Races

Massachusetts Sierra Club Endorses in City Council Races

NOTE: This press release was just received by Village14 from the Massachusetts Sierra Club and is printed here verbatim.  On Tuesday November 7, the Massachusetts Sierra Club encourages Newton residents to vote for the following Newton City Council candidates: –...