Meet the Candidates forum Thursday

Meet the Candidates forum Thursday

Newton Ward 3 Candidates’ Forum Thursday, October 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street, Newtonville Come meet the Ward 3 candidates for City Council at a Candidates’ Forum on Thursday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m. Bring your questions for the...
Mayor’s Update: Newton’s financial future

Mayor’s Update: Newton’s financial future

      Mayor Ruthanne Fuller released this statement this evening.: This evening Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Yeo, Chief Financial Officer Maureen Lemieux and I presented to the City Council and School Committee our Long-Range Financial Forecast & Five-Year...

Jim Cote – quote of the day

I stopped by for a couple of the Area Council sponsored City Council debates this afternoon at Newton North.  I’ll leave it to others to comment on the content of the debates but my favorite line of the afternoon was when Jim Cote was speaking about housing...
What are YOU thinking? survey results

What are YOU thinking? survey results

Over 300 Newton voters took the survey posted here last week to give their feedback on some of the big issues facing Newton.  A note on process: The survey was first posted on Village 14, and included mostly the issues that have been hotly debated on Village 14 in the...
Fredrica Smith throws in the towel

Fredrica Smith throws in the towel

Fredrica Smith. long shot write-in candidate for City Council Ward 5. announced this morning that she is dropping out of the race, leaving politics and returning to her true calling – art. Said Fredrica “I still fervently believe in the importance of the...
Who can and can’t debate

Who can and can’t debate

The four Newton Area Councils will be hosting a series of candidate debates on Oct 20 and Oct 27.  For the Ward 5 debate, the organizing committee made the surprising decision to include Rena Getz, the losing candidate from September’s preliminary election in...
City Councilor candidate column: Alicia Bowman

City Councilor candidate column: Alicia Bowman

We have invited all candidates running for contested seats in the upcoming Newton election to submit a guest post to Village 14.  The format and content of the post is entirely up to them. City Council candidate Alicia Bowman, who is running for one of the two Ward 6...
City Council candidate column: Andrea Kelley

City Council candidate column: Andrea Kelley

We have invited all candidates running for contested seats in the upcoming Newton election to submit a guest post to Village 14.  The format and content of the post is entirely up to them. City Council candidate Andrea Kelley, who is running for one of the two Ward 3...
Ward 5 race heats up

Ward 5 race heats up

I had heard rumors but didn’t think they were true… until we went to dinner tonight at Dunn Gaherin’s and saw a lawn sign. It looks like Fredrica Smith is running a write-in campaign for the Ward 5 City Council spot.   I ran into her a few weeks ago...
What are YOU thinking?

What are YOU thinking?

Laurie McKinsey, one of our new recent Guest posters, has put together a quick survey. Everybody’s been asking what all the candidate’s opinions are on a range of current topics.  Let’s turn this around and ask you what your opinions are on many of...
City Council Candidate Column: Bill Humphrey

City Council Candidate Column: Bill Humphrey

We have invited all candidates running for contested seats in the upcoming Newton election to submit a guest post to Village 14.  The format and content of the post is entirely up to them. City Council candidate Bill Humphrey who is running for the ward seat in Ward...

City Council Candidate Columns: Allan Ciccone

We have invited all candidates running for contested seats in the upcoming Newton election to submit a guest post to Village 14.  The format and content of the post is entirely up to them. City Council candidate Allan Ciccone who is running for the ward seat in Ward...

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