Lawns signs have started showing up across Ward 5 for the Sept.10 run off election between Bill Humphrey, Rena Getz* and Kathy Winters, who are running to fill the ward council seat currently held by Councilor John Rice, who chose not to seek reelection.
This is the only run off in Newton this year. Only registered voters in
A raccoon stuck in a storm grate was rescued Thursday morning by Newton Firefighters, the Globe reports.
The predictions were dire. Anxious residents packed community meetings; panicked about endless gridlock, cars choking their quiet residential neighborhoods, a parking free-for-all on neighborhood side streets and that perception that no was listening to them.
The fear is understandable. Whenever something big moves into an underutilized site of old parking lots and vacant buildings, it’s hard to imagine how the surrounding vicinity will handle the new-found influx of new workers, residents and customers.
So it’s understandable that when
This just in from Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s weekly email newsletter …
The Boston Foundation recently released its Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2019 looking at housing affordability and housing production in the 147 cities and towns in the five counties surrounding Boston.
We’re expensive. More specifically, the Report found that metro-Boston, which includes Newton, is one of the nation’s most expensive places to buy (4th in the U.S.) or rent (3rd in the U.S.). The authors highlighted that the limited supply of housing stock and high cost contributes to persistent racial segregation.
The Report evaluated each city and town. Newton had low scores except for
From Sunday’s Boston Globe…
A recent report highlighting the need for more local housing production found that from 2013 to 2017, 15 municipalities issued more than half the building permits in the state. Boston led the way, followed by Cambridge, Plymouth, Watertown, Everett, Weymouth, Somerville, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Hopkinton, Middleborough, Quincy, Arlington, and Canton.
and here’s a key quote:
The recent report “demonstrates the power that local communities have to
Marcia Johnson, President, League of Women Voters of Newton, presented the following letter to the Programs and Services Committee Wednesday evening.
On June 19, 2019, two members of the League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) observed a meeting held by the City Council’s Programs and Services Committee regarding the recommendation of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Salaries. Our comments below are