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79% NAC Survey Prefer Mixed Use Development -Update 8-13-2018 – City Council Action on MU-4 Zoning Code Monday, August 13

79% NAC Survey Prefer Mixed Use Development -Update 8-13-2018 – City Council Action on MU-4 Zoning Code Monday, August 13

          Update 8-13-18 The results of Newtonville Area Council’s survey concerning the development of the Washington Street Corridor were posted on V14 today. Of seven available answers, where any number can be selected, 79% selected Mixed Use development, a mixture of residential and commercial uses. Another excellent reason to vote NO on a moratorium   The City...

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OPEN THREAD: Massachusetts state primary Sept. 4

We have yet to have a discussion here about the upcoming Democratic and Republican state primaries happening on Tuesday Sept. 4. (The last day to register to vote is next Weds. Aug. 15). Depending on your political affiliation, your Sept. 4 ballot may include contested races for governor, U.S. Senator, Congressman, D.A., Governors Council and others. Are there any...

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Saving a Newton Treasure

Saving a Newton Treasure

(Note: I wrote this together with David Hoover and wanted to make sure he gets credit for the writing as well as for the research and the photos! -C)  During regular business hours, City Hall is visited by residents for personal needs such as public services, city assistance, paying taxes and fees, applying for permits and licenses, and getting copies of birth,...

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Tonight: Newton Police host National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, with events Tuesday (Aug. 7) taking place around the Newton Police Station, including Capt. John Ryan Park, from 5-8 p.m. Newton Patch story is here. Newton TAB story is...

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Bryan Barash announces campaign for Ward 2 Newton City Council

Bryan Barash announces campaign for Ward 2 Newton City Council

Newton resident and a long time Village 14 blogger Bryan Barash has formally announced plans to challenge incumbent Emily Norton for the Ward 2 City Council contest in November of 2019.  (Note: Although this is mentioned in a different thread, we traditionally post campaign announcements as a new thread. Barash will suspend blogging during the campaign or if he is elected.) 

Here’s his campaign website and announcement 

My name is Bryan Barash and I am running to be your local Ward 2 City Councilor.

At a time when so much of our politics is divisive, we need to come together as a community to meet the needs of our neighborhood and our city. As your city councilor I will utilize my decade of public policy expertise, combined with my intimate knowledge of both state and local government, to ensure your concerns are heard and your needs are met at City Hall.

I believe strongly in the power of kindness, the impact of compromise, and the decency of the read more

Campaign battle brewing in Ward 2

Campaign battle brewing in Ward 2

I've heard from three sources that Bryan Barash has either decided to run or is thinking about running for Ward Councilor in Ward 2 against three-term incumbent Emily Norton. (I’m awaiting confirmation from Bryan.Emily has confirmed that she's running for reelection.) Given that Emily ran the campaign to defeat the Charter changes and Bryan was a big pro-Charter...

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Best deal in the city – FREE!

Best deal in the city – FREE!

Re-Use-It Newton is open for business at Rumford Ave every Saturday.  Bring clean usable items to the Rumford Ave Recycling Depot to give away for re-use, and/or come to take something for free you can use yourself. Saturdays 7:30a-1:30p, spring thru fall. Only bring things that are in good enough shape that you would take them home yourself. No TVs or monitors,...

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