Baker goes turtle while Gonzalez gets carried away

Baker goes turtle while Gonzalez gets carried away

            Thursday’s  Commonwealth Download had the above heading. Below is the content. It couldn’t compete with the drama of the Astros-Sox game, but Wednesday night’s debate between Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez packed...
It’s time to get inspired

It’s time to get inspired

One of my favorite nights of the years is coming up soon – Newton Inspires. If you’ve never been you should definitely give it a try.  Every year they assemble an amazing crew of Newton residents, experts in all sorts of wide ranging fields –...

Mayor presents 5 year plan to Council

Mayor Fuller presented the city’s Five Year Capital Improvement Plan, the Long Range Financial Plan, and the Five Year Financial Forecast for the next five years to the City Council this week. At a glance it looks like day to day finances are in good shape but...
Free family-friendy Fall Festival this Saturday

Free family-friendy Fall Festival this Saturday

Northland Investments is hosting a free, family friendly Fall Festival this Saturday, October 20th (rain date: Sunday, October 21st) from Noon to 5:00 pm at the Corner of Needham & Oak Streets in Newton.  The event will feature free food, snacks and ice cream;...

Soup d’etat

The owner of Newton’s New England Soup Factory is asking for the public’s help in finding the angry customer who she said threw soup on her Monday, after an argument about spoons, Newton Patch reports....

Should Newton’s elected officials get a raise? Do you want to be part of the decision process?

City Council President Marc Laredo is looking for individuals interested in serving on a Blue Ribbon Commission examine the compensation of Newton’s elected officials.

By way of background, our Mayor receives a salary of $125,000 a year for her full-time service (the Mayor is barred by our city charter from having other employment while serving as Mayor) our City Council members each receive a salary (also referred to as a stipend) of $9,750 a year; and elect

Oct 15 Community and Government Update

Oct 15 Community and Government Update

Here’s Amy Sangiolo’s digest of what’s happening in Newton government this week.   Happy Birthday Amy. The latest announcements and updates… Notable Events and Announcements   [Events] Monthly Report – Elementary School Building Projects – Now...
Roll the balls in Upper Falls

Roll the balls in Upper Falls

Bobby Passarini is one of the regular crew that congregates outside the Depot Coffee Shop at Oak & Chestnut Street in Upper Falls. About a year ago he dreamed up the idea of building a bocce court beside the Upper Falls Greenway.  All of the pieces of the puzzle...

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