Let’s talk election reform

Let’s talk election reform

State Senator Cindy Creem invites you to a discussion about election reform with Senator Barry Finegold, Newton City Clerk David Olson and Representative John Lawn via Zoom on Thursday Oct 8, 6:30PM – 7:30 PM. You can register here.  
A Sukkah for the era of the Pandemic

A Sukkah for the era of the Pandemic

As you walk, bike,or drive through the Garden City in the early fall, you may observe a temporary hut alongside some of the houses. Called a sukkah, this structure plays a central role in the Jewish festival of Sukkot. The Bible states that the Israelites employed...

Stop the “What about”-ism

Lately I’ve seen an increasing number of discussions here and other places devolve into criticisms of people for worrying about A when they “should” be worrying about B. For just a couple of examples, a discussion here of concerns about BC gets...
Columbus Day in Newton?

Columbus Day in Newton?

Jenna Fisher reports in the Newton Patch that a proposal is afoot in the City Council to consider changing “Columbus Day” to “Indigenous People’s Day” in Newton. The proposal was first floated a year ago by Councilors Emily Norton and...
What’s with the water bills?

What’s with the water bills?

This useful info just arrived in Councilor Andreae Downs’ email newsletter. A number of residents have been asking why their water bills are higher during COVID than they were last year. In a nutshell, most of us are using more water at home right now. For...
Newton Cycling Explicated

Newton Cycling Explicated

Just as not everyone is the same, not every cyclist on the streets of Newton fits a specific type. We might, however, conveniently divide most cyclists into three general categories: Spandex cyclists: You have seen them, singly or in packs, dashing down Beacon Street...

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