OPEN THREAD: Massachusetts state primary Sept. 4

We have yet to have a discussion here about the upcoming Democratic and Republican state primaries happening on Tuesday Sept. 4. (The last day to register to vote is next Weds. Aug. 15). Depending on your political affiliation, your Sept. 4 ballot may include...
Saving a Newton Treasure

Saving a Newton Treasure

(Note: I wrote this together with David Hoover and wanted to make sure he gets credit for the writing as well as for the research and the photos! -C)  During regular business hours, City Hall is visited by residents for personal needs such as public services, city...

Tonight: Newton Police host National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, with events Tuesday (Aug. 7) taking place around the Newton Police Station, including Capt. John Ryan Park, from 5-8 p.m. Newton Patch...
Bryan Barash announces campaign for Ward 2 Newton City Council

Bryan Barash announces campaign for Ward 2 Newton City Council

Newton resident and a long time Village 14 blogger Bryan Barash has formally announced plans to challenge incumbent Emily Norton for the Ward 2 City Council contest in November of 2019.  (Note: Although this is mentioned in a different thread, we traditionally post campaign announcements as a new thread. Barash will suspend blogging during the campaign or if he is elected.) 

Here’s his campaign website and announcement 

My name is Bryan Barash and I am running to be your local Ward 2 City Councilor.

At a time when so much of our politics is divisive, we need to come together as a community to meet the needs of our neighborhood and our city. As your city councilor I will utilize my decade of public policy expertise, combined with my intimate knowledge of both state and local government, to ensure your concerns are heard and your needs are met at City Hall.

I believe strongly in the power of kindness, the impact of compromise, and the decency of the

Campaign battle brewing in Ward 2

Campaign battle brewing in Ward 2

I’ve heard from three sources that Bryan Barash has either decided to run or is thinking about running for Ward Councilor in Ward 2 against three-term incumbent Emily Norton. (I’m awaiting confirmation from Bryan.Emily has confirmed that she’s running for...

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