Who can and can’t debate

Who can and can’t debate

The four Newton Area Councils will be hosting a series of candidate debates on Oct 20 and Oct 27.  For the Ward 5 debate, the organizing committee made the surprising decision to include Rena Getz, the losing candidate from September’s preliminary election in...
City Councilor candidate column: Alicia Bowman

City Councilor candidate column: Alicia Bowman

We have invited all candidates running for contested seats in the upcoming Newton election to submit a guest post to Village 14.  The format and content of the post is entirely up to them. City Council candidate Alicia Bowman, who is running for one of the two Ward 6...
City Council candidate column: Andrea Kelley

City Council candidate column: Andrea Kelley

We have invited all candidates running for contested seats in the upcoming Newton election to submit a guest post to Village 14.  The format and content of the post is entirely up to them. City Council candidate Andrea Kelley, who is running for one of the two Ward 3...

VIDEO: Ward 5 School Committee: Prenner and Agranovich

Ward 5 School Committee contest candidate Lev Agranovich declined to participate in NewTV/League of Women Voters forums that we’ve been featuring here on Village 14. But he did elect to take NewTV up on the offer to create a “candidates message.” Here’s both of the Ward 5 candidates: Emily Prenner and Lev Agranovich

Decision 2019: Emily Prenner from NewTV Government on Vimeo.

Decision 2019: Lev Agranovich from NewTV Government on Vimeo.

Farewell ‘old’ Marshalls

Farewell ‘old’ Marshalls

Three years ago, back when Northland first announced plans to redevelop its properties along Needham Street, the question I was most frequently asked wasn’t about traffic, school crowding, the number of parking spaces, or how many units of affordable housing there...
Ward 5 race heats up

Ward 5 race heats up

I had heard rumors but didn’t think they were true… until we went to dinner tonight at Dunn Gaherin’s and saw a lawn sign. It looks like Fredrica Smith is running a write-in campaign for the Ward 5 City Council spot.   I ran into her a few weeks ago...
What are YOU thinking?

What are YOU thinking?

Laurie McKinsey, one of our new recent Guest posters, has put together a quick survey. Everybody’s been asking what all the candidate’s opinions are on a range of current topics.  Let’s turn this around and ask you what your opinions are on many of...

Have you read the Climate Action Plan?

As our City Council reviews adoption of the Climate Action Plan, I see a great deal of thoughtful and impressive work, but I have to admit to some reservations. I’ll mention one section to get the discussion going: Existing residential and commercial buildings...
City Council Candidate Column: Bill Humphrey

City Council Candidate Column: Bill Humphrey

We have invited all candidates running for contested seats in the upcoming Newton election to submit a guest post to Village 14.  The format and content of the post is entirely up to them. City Council candidate Bill Humphrey who is running for the ward seat in Ward...

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