Holly Ryan is about to make history

Holly Ryan is about to make history

Boston University journalist Arianna Bouchard writes about Ward 8 city council candidate Holly Ryan in the Boston Globe:

When she wins, as expected, she’ll become the first openly transgender elected official in Newton — and one of the first in Massachusetts.

Of the 520,000 elected officials in the United States, about 13 are transgender, according to Victory Institute’s 2018 Out for America report.

Globe’s Kevin Cullen lauds Jake Auchincloss

Globe’s Kevin Cullen lauds Jake Auchincloss

Kevin Cullen, columnist for the Boston Globe, was very impressed by City Councilor Jake Auchincloss. Read here. Auchincloss couldn’t ask for much better publicity than this as he mulls a run for Congress.

“I have seen the future of real, decent politics, and its name is Jake Auchincloss.”

– Kevin Cullen

LWV criticizes council’s ‘non-transparent, rushed process’ to raise its own pay

LWV criticizes council’s ‘non-transparent, rushed process’ to raise its own pay

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