Mayor’s Update: Newton’s financial future

Mayor’s Update: Newton’s financial future

      Mayor Ruthanne Fuller released this statement this evening.: This evening Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Yeo, Chief Financial Officer Maureen Lemieux and I presented to the City Council and School Committee our Long-Range Financial Forecast & Five-Year...
Quid pro quo?

Quid pro quo?

The Mayor is scheduled to deliver her proposed Capital Improvement Plan to the City Council today. The last CIP contained an item for replacement of Gath Pool, but many years into the future. There is no question that Gath–an important community...

Takeaways from area council debates, part 1

The four area councils held candidate debates for contested races. There was a debate for the Ward 1 ward race (sort of), both Ward 2 races, both Ward 3 races, and the Ward 4 school committee race. (There may have been one more before I got there.) Some takeaways, including thoughts about political courage.

Jim Cote – quote of the day

I stopped by for a couple of the Area Council sponsored City Council debates this afternoon at Newton North.  I’ll leave it to others to comment on the content of the debates but my favorite line of the afternoon was when Jim Cote was speaking about housing...
What are YOU thinking? survey results

What are YOU thinking? survey results

Over 300 Newton voters took the survey posted here last week to give their feedback on some of the big issues facing Newton.  A note on process: The survey was first posted on Village 14, and included mostly the issues that have been hotly debated on Village 14 in the...
Thanks to all the candidates!

Thanks to all the candidates!

Wandering through the Harvest Fair today, I had a chance to visit with a number of the City Council and School Committee candidates (some shown here), and I was reminded again that we owe them all a debt of gratitude. It’s not an easy time to put yourself...

LWV forum takeways — Ward 2 ward

If you haven’t already, please go watch the Ward 2 candidates forum between Councilor Emily Norton and challenger Bryan Barash, competing for the Ward 2 ward councilor seat. This promised to be one of the more interesting debates in the series of informative...

LWVN Voters Guide Now Available!

The League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) has just published its 2019 Voters Guide, available to everyone by clicking here:  https://lwvnewton.org/voters-guide-2019/.  ALL candidates for ALL races, both for City Council and for School Committee in contested and...
Fredrica Smith throws in the towel

Fredrica Smith throws in the towel

Fredrica Smith. long shot write-in candidate for City Council Ward 5. announced this morning that she is dropping out of the race, leaving politics and returning to her true calling – art. Said Fredrica “I still fervently believe in the importance of the...

Pin It on Pinterest