Alicia Bowman: I am running for Newton City Council

Alicia Bowman: I am running for Newton City Council

I am writing with exciting news. I am running for Newton City Council as a Ward 6 Councilor-At-Large in this November’s municipal election.

I have spent 15 years working hard to help Newton become a more livable and environmentally sustainable community, while also supporting stronger schools and better transportation options.  As an advocate, I have had the pleasure of working with amazing people in Newton, and I have learned a great deal from them. I am now ready to use my experience to help lead Newton through the critical challenges it will face in the coming years.

Newton is currently planning changes that will have lasting effects on the climate, housing, schools and transportation.  These issues are complicated, and to make wise decisions, we need leaders who understand the comprehensive

Fuller: Newton’s first recreational marijuana shop could open in 2-3 months

It’s a sad reflection on our media today that most of our news comes from the mayor’s community emails….but here’s the latest.

Mayor’s Update

Let me give you a few updates on recreational marijuana:

Zoning: The City Council is considering adding some manufacturing areas in Newton as sites for medical and recreational retailers.
Garden Remedies: Garden Remedies (and two other retail marijuana dispensaries in Brookline and Framingham) received provisional licenses from the state within the past two weeks, meaning all three will likely open in the

Newton Police warn of scam artist

Newton police are warning the public after a man posing as a city employee and another person allegedly scammed an 82-year-old woman inside her home Thursday afternoon, robbing her of money and jewelry, the Globe reports....
New rules for overtime parking would end ‘feeding’ the meter

New rules for overtime parking would end ‘feeding’ the meter

Remember the big brouhaha last May over proposed parking rules that would not allow you to park at the same meter, the same block or even the same city parking lot — twice in the same day?

Well the City Council’s Public Safety and Transportation committee will discuss a new version of proposed changes to the city’s overtime parking rules on Weds. Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. and they’re certainly less restrictive but no doubt will still upset some folks.

The new ordinance would prevent you from feeding (with coins or the app) a meter once your original time has expired and instead you would have to

MLK Celebration this Monday

The 51st Annual Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration takes place this Monday, Jan. 21, at 9:30 a.m at the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre (848 Beacon Street) The event will include musical performances by: the Jubilee Singers; the Monologue...

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