School Committee votes 5-4 on something

In keeping with the Open Meeting Law, the School Committee for the first time held all of its caucus discussions to elect new leadership – including the vote — publicly this year. Alas, according to chair Matt Hills, no one from the public showed up. (That’s my...
Should Newton welcome Syrian refugees? (Updated)

Should Newton welcome Syrian refugees? (Updated)

Republican governors across the country, including Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, are saying that they will not take Syrian refugees in their states. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has said, “As a city and as a country it is not our custom to turn our backs on people who...
Bob Lobel suing Woodland Golf Club in Newton

Bob Lobel suing Woodland Golf Club in Newton

According to this story on bostonglobe.com, former sportscaster Bob Lobel is suing the Woodland Golf Club for “discrimination, alleging that the club is wrongly denying him the right to use a specialized golf cart for the disabled, especially on the club’s...

Bomb threat at Newton North

According to Newton Patch, crews are at Newton North responding to a bomb threat received in a note. We’ll post more information as we have it. Please share if you know anything. UPDATE HERE: Police determine no threat.  ...

And the other Election Day winners are…

11, 054 ballots were cast yesterday for a turnout of 20%, making Bryan Barash the winner in predicting turnout with his 19% guess. Others with winning predictions were: Jeffrey Pontiff, Steven Feinstein, Lisap, and Doug Haslam all correctly forecast the candidate with...