On the heels of news that UMass is acquiring Newton’s Mount Ida College, plans to build eight homes along Carlson Avenue will not go forward, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller announced today
“I’ve spoken with University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan and he’s committed to being a good neighbor and working with the residents of Newton,” Fuller said in a statement.
Meehan said that the present agreement on the eight parcels along Carlson Avenue would not go forward as part of the UMass transaction, which was part of a positive dialogue about the future of the campus, the statement added.
Here’s a copy of Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s first State of the City address delivered Feb. 20, 2018 at Newton City Hall.
To President Laredo, Vice President Kalis, President Emeritus Baker, members of the City Council and the School Committee, everyone here at City Hall or watching at home, good evening.
I last stood here seven weeks ago when I had the honor of taking a solemn oath of office. On Inauguration Day, I pledged “to build a greater, better and more beautiful Newton to transmit to our children and grandchildren – grounded in our sense of civic duty, inspired by our shared vision, and fueled by our tradition of working together.”
Tonight, I’m here to re-affirm that building a greater, better, more beautiful Newton will be
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John Hilliard writes in the Boston Globe.
Newton’s new mayor has prioritized outreach and zoning overhaul during her first year in office, but there’s another big task ahead: negotiating contracts with unions that backed her opponent in last year’s election.
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To President Laredo, President Emeritus Baker and members of the City Council, Chair Goldman and members of the School Committee, Mayor Warren and Mayor Cohen, Governor Baker, Senator Creem, Representative Khan, District Attorney Ryan, reverend clergy, esteemed...
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