Newton Conservators rethink invasive plant pulls

Newton Conservators rethink invasive plant pulls

It’s springtime and if you’re a Newton Conservator that means invasive plants pulling season.  Every spring the Conservators provide a great public service to the City.  They recruit a hardy team of volunteers to fight back against the relentless invasive...
Newtonville petitions to change its name

Newtonville petitions to change its name

City Councilor Emily Norton’s been hearing lots of concerns over the last two years from her constituents about development projects in Newtonville.  First there was Austin Street and now there’s the proposed redevelopment of the Orr Block on the table. At...

Wildlife at Large

Scott Lennon, Internal Auditor for the Middlesex County Sherriff’s Department, claims no responsibility for the all-points bulletin issued this morning by Middlesex Sherriff, Peter Koutoujian, to arrest any elected officials in Newton who are “at-large.” According to...
Newton’s branding for the new century

Newton’s branding for the new century

Steven Feller president of the Newton Economic Development Commission announced that the city has just inked a twenty year contract with the Mars Candy Company. Said Feller “This is huge.  For much of the 20th century the City of Newton reaped enormous branding...
Upper Falls Grayway is on the way

Upper Falls Grayway is on the way

The recently completed Upper Falls Greenway walking trail has been a big hit in the neighborhood so local resident Jerry Reilly hopes to expand on the concept.with the Upper Falls Grayway Says Reilly “We’ve got more than our share of butt ugly industrial...

City Councilors seek more things to ban

After successfully banning or placing limits on plastic bags, leaf blowers and the word “man,” City Councilors Ted Hess-Mahan, Alison Leary and Emily Norton are looking for new things to legislate away. “We know there’s more things we can get...

Campaign Meddling Alleged

Newton’s Mayoral candidate, Ruthanne Fuller, has lodged a formal complaint with the Newton Election Commission and the State’s Attorney General, alleging that opponent, Scott Lennon has bugged her telephones. In a countersuit, Mayoral candidate Lennon has asserted...
Crowded field in mayor’s race

Crowded field in mayor’s race

The proposed changed to the City Charter, to reduce the the size of the City Council, has had a bizarre unintended consequence. As of today all 24 sitting City Councillors have announced that they are running for mayor.  Further complicating matters, it appears that...
School start time backlash begins

School start time backlash begins

The School Committee has been working on changing to a later start time for the Newton schools.  From the start there has been some minor resistance to the idea from parents who are concerned about the impact on sports and other after-school activity,  Just this week...
The Artful Tuba

The Artful Tuba

The 3rd annual Newton Festival of the Arts is about to kick off again.  This year its even bigger and better than ever.  One of last year’s highlights was the “Artful Pianos” – beautifully painted street pianos that were distributed around the...

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