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LWV forum takeways — Ward 2 ward

If you haven't already, please go watch the Ward 2 candidates forum between Councilor Emily Norton and challenger Bryan Barash, competing for the Ward 2 ward councilor seat. This promised to be one of the more interesting debates in the series of informative forums hosted by the Newton League of Women Voters and produced by NewTV Government. It does not disappoint....

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LWVN Voters Guide Now Available!

The League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) has just published its 2019 Voters Guide, available to everyone by clicking here:  https://lwvnewton.org/voters-guide-2019/.  ALL candidates for ALL races, both for City Council and for School Committee in contested and uncontested races, were invited to participate and answer the questions below.  To those candidates who...

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Fredrica Smith throws in the towel

Fredrica Smith throws in the towel

Fredrica Smith. long shot write-in candidate for City Council Ward 5. announced this morning that she is dropping out of the race, leaving politics and returning to her true calling - art. Said Fredrica "I still fervently believe in the importance of the issues that I was running on.   The city can and should do far more to support the arts in every aspect of its...

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VIDEO: Ward 6 School Committee Goldman vs. Rosenblit

Ward 6 School Committee contest candidate Galina Rosenblit declined to participate in NewTV/League of Women Voters forums that we’ve been featuring here on Village 14.  But she did elect to take NewTV up on the offer to create a “candidates message.” Here’s both of the Ward 6 candidates: incumbent Ruth Goldman and Galina Rosenblit

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Decision 2019: Galina Rosenblit from NewTV Government on Vimeo.

Decision 2019: Ruth Goldman from NewTV Government on Vimeo.

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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 this city sponsored event because she has declared that she is running as a write-in candidate. Fredrica...

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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 at-large seats, has submitted the following post. Thank you Village14 for this opportunity.  I would...

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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 at-large seats, has submitted the following post.   Hi, I’m Andrea Kelley, a current City Councilor....

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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.

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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 would be.  It was: “What’s going to happen to my Marshalls?” When you think about it, that’s not really...

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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 and she was talking about her frustration about the city lacking any focus on the arts.  She mentioned in passing...

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Wrangle snake? Check. Subdue gunman? Check. Run Chicago Marathon? Check!

Wrangle snake? Check. Subdue gunman? Check. Run Chicago Marathon? Check!

You may recall the incident over the summer of an 8-foot Burmese python being on the loose in Newton. Amusing to some, terrifying to others, the incident ended with the snake being caught by Jean Paul LaPierre, in the yard next door. Well, it turns out this wasn’t JP’s first heroic act and it wouldn’t be his last. Back in 2015, he helped rescue a 1-year-old boy...

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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 the issues of the day.  Laurie will tally the results and report back.   Click here for the survey

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