Fuller: I categorically reject the allegation that Newton Public Schools’ curriculum is anti-Semitic

Fuller: I categorically reject the allegation that Newton Public Schools’ curriculum is anti-Semitic

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller released this through her email newsletter today
 
Last Tuesday evening the School Committee held a public hearing as a result of a formal petition alleging anti-Semitism in the Newton Public School history curriculum.
 
It was a powerful meeting, and I’ve been reflecting on what I heard from students, teachers and members of our community.
 
Here are my thoughts

NewCAL – What?

This is a guest blog post. 

I participate in several exercise classes at the Newton Senior Center. During the previous municipal election season I was present when candidates listened to seniors asking for a larger and upgraded senior center. Post-election, the Mayor’s office decided to push for a multigenerational facility called NewCAL – Newton Center for Active Living, instead of a new or expanded senior center. This switch has not been welcomed by folks who frequent the Senior Center.

The proposed name marginalizes seniors who are

Peet’s Pours Last Brews

Peet’s Pours Last Brews

The Peet’s that had been in Newton Centre is now officially closed. But that’s not the end of the story.  Today John Coletta, Chief Strategy Officer and head of retail flew in from the Peet’s home office in California to tell the community that yes,...
Our mayor becomes a grandmother!

Our mayor becomes a grandmother!

Mazel tov to Mayor Ruthanne Fuller and her husband Joe who just welcomed their first grandchild, Henry Joseph Resolved Fuller, to the world this morning in Chicago. We understand parents Roey and David Fuller and the entire family couldn’t be happier....
Here’s her full comment…
The City received only one response to our request for proposals for a site to locate a new police complex, and at first glance, I’ve got a few concerns.
That’s not to say the whole undertaking is off the table, but let’s just say there’ll have to be some tough negotiating to get the proposal to a place where it makes sense for the City.
A little background: A few months ago, Police Chief David MacDonald took me

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