Time for a new Finance Chair

Time for a new Finance Chair

This week, the City Council-elect will caucus to determine Council leadership for the next term. The president will likely be Councilor Susan Albright (AL2) or current president Marc Laredo (AL7). As I understand it, several people have their hats in the ring for...

What do the Northland No votes think of the referendum?

Presumably the seven councilors who voted No on the Northland zoning and special permit were hoping for the same outcome as the Right Size Newton folks who seek a referendum and a reversal of last week’s 17-7 vote in favor of both the zoning and the special...

Right Size Newton — clarifying agents

I don’t want a referendum on the Northland special permit. (Do not sign the petition!) However remote, the downsides are too unpleasant. But, jeez, if by some miracle the Right-Sizers get the signatures, what an opportunity to settle the whole question of...

Late money for Schwartz

In the last week of the campaign, Councilor Greg Schwartz received $3,000 from three members of the Kopelman family in Chestnut Hill and loaned his campaign $9,000. That’s just over half the money he raised in the entire campaign ($23,725). Maybe the late fliers...

Okay, now what?

We had our elections. We have our results. They are already over 12 hours old. Time to move on. What’s next?
Smear backfires into gift to local not-for-profit

Smear backfires into gift to local not-for-profit

It’s tough to read too much into election results. But, yesterday Ward 6 voters did seem to send one message. The Ward 6 voters rejected the nasty smear campaign waged by Lisa Gordon, former Alderman Ken Parker, Newtonville Area Council member-aspirant Carolyn...