Campaign battle brewing in Ward 2

Campaign battle brewing in Ward 2

I’ve heard from three sources that Bryan Barash has either decided to run or is thinking about running for Ward Councilor in Ward 2 against three-term incumbent Emily Norton. (I’m awaiting confirmation from Bryan.Emily has confirmed that she’s running for...
Boston Herald: Joe DeNucci died of CTE

Boston Herald: Joe DeNucci died of CTE

          The Boston Herald reported today that an autopsy of the late Joe DeNucci, a Newton native who was a heavyweight  — a Newton native who was a champion middleweight boxer and two-time Golden Glove winner before becoming a state auditor for 24 years...
Setti Warren’s new gig

Setti Warren’s new gig

According to the Harvard Crimson, former Newton mayor Setti Warren will be the next executive director at the Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy.  “[Center Director Nicco] Mele said as executive director, Warren will not...

Holly Ryan urges Dems to uphold transgender rights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWqGrIEZBl0

 

Kudos to Newton’s Holly Ryan for urging Massachusetts Democrats to vote yes to uphold transgender rights in Massachusetts, citing an alarming WBUR poll that showed only 52% of Mass. voters continue to support transgender rights. 

The poll showed that 38 percent of voters support repealing existing legislation that allows trangender people to access

No more Globe West

Along with a downsizing notice, Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory and President Vinay Mehra announced last week that Globe West (and South and North) will be eliminated, according to Media Nation’s Dan Kennedy. The regional editions will be combined into one...

Bear in Newton Centre

Newton Police have their eyes on a black bear that is hanging out in a tree in Newton Centre, according to Newton Patch. Police are asking people to be careful or avoid the area. I’m refraining from writing any unbearable puns.   ...

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