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...
City Council to elect its president on Thursday

City Council to elect its president on Thursday

The newly elected and returning Newton City Councilors that will take office on Jan. 1 will elect its president, vice president and president emeritus in a caucus on Thursday Dec. 12. Current Council President Marc Laredo and Ward 2 At Large Councilor Susan Albright...
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

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