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Tom Mountain says he’s leaving Newton

Tom Mountain says he’s leaving Newton

Indisputably, the most important news from the Nov 27 school committee public hearing was the overwhelming public push back from teachers, students, alumni, community members, mayor, school committee and other elected leaders strongly refuting unproven claims of an anti-Semitic bias in Newton school curriculum.

But there was also a side drama from Newton Republican City Committee Chair Tom Mountain.

During his three minute testimony, Mountain never even raised the curriculum matter. Instead he seemed to be calling for the hiring of public school officials based on political party registration. And then Mountain then broke some news when read more

My name is Emily Prenner and I’m running for Ward 5 School Committee

My name is Emily Prenner and I’m running for Ward 5 School Committee

My name is Emily Prenner and I am excited to announce my run for the open Ward 5 School Committee seat in November 2019. Voters city-wide can vote for School Committee members. For 15 years I have worked in many positions to support the Newton Public Schools (NPS) both locally and as an advocate at the state level. PTO President at the Newton Early Children Program...

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A cyclist’s ideas for making Newton for bicycle-friendly

I am a lifelong cyclist who loves to bike around the Garden City, even in December. Today, for example, I cycled from Waban, via Elliot Street and the new Greenway, to my health club on Wells Avenue for a workout. Afterward, I pedaled to Whole Foods to shop and then to 4 Corners Pizza for a slice before returning home. For December, the temperature was a balmy 55...

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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 read more

Newton finally has zoning rules for adult-use recreational marijuana stores

Just under 25 months after Newton and Massachusetts first voted to approve adult-use recreational marijuana, the Newton City Council finally approved, 19-3, the zoning regulations that will allow up to eight retail cannabis stores to open here Monday night.  It will still be months before Garden Remedies on Washington Street begins selling recreational.  And there...

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What the hack?

Are you ready for the holiday scammers? Are the hackers going to get the password to your favorite shopping website from you to buy whatever they want at your expense? Or will they steal your cyber-identity and proceed to send their messages out over your IP signature? If you were a responsibly functioning IT Department of a large government organization, how would...

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Business owners welcome Washington Street developments

Robert Korff’s Mark Development has expanded their Washington Street portfolio with a series of purchases that include the neighborhood’s post office branch, John Hilliard reports in the Globe and business owners are looking forward to improvements along the corridor.

Among the businesses there is Cook Newton, where Paul Turano, the restaurant’s executive chef and owner, said new development in Newtonville will be a great addition to the neighborhood. It will help read more

What if we lose our commuter rail stations?

What if we lose our commuter rail stations?

This past week I happened to be at a networking event talking with someone who has worked with the MBTA and knows Newton well. In fact, this person lived in Newton and spent part of his life commuting to Boston through one of the three commuter rail stops we have.  He posed a very interesting question and one that we need to consider: why should the MBTA keep those...

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