Former candidate Katzoff endorses Fuller for mayor

Former candidate Katzoff endorses Fuller for mayor

Eli Katzoff, who finished fourth in the preliminary election for mayor has issued this… As a former candidate in Newton’s preliminary mayoral run-off, I am pleased to endorse Ruthanne Fuller for Mayor of Newton. Having participated in sometimes daily public forums with all the candidates, I had the chance to hear them talk about the issues—on the record and in private. What I always noticed about Ruthanne was how

VIDEO: Age-friendly mayoral candidates’ forum

The Newton Council on Aging hosted a Mayoral Candidates’ Forum with the seven candidates at the Newton Senior Center on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. The focus of the forum was “issues of interest to Newton seniors. Note: There were some audio difficulties during...
Should Dem Eli Katzoff be excluded from the Dem debate?

Should Dem Eli Katzoff be excluded from the Dem debate?

This came up in a different thread but with the event happening tomorrow (Thursday) night I thought it was worth creating its own thread.

On Thursday, the Newton Democratic City Committee is sponsoring a forum featuring the candidates running for mayor who are registered Democrats…except that they aren’t.

Here’s from a comment posted earlier today from registered Democrat and candidate Eli Katzoff…

..I am registered as a Democrat and running as one, and have always voted Democrat.

One of the reasons I chose to run for mayor was that I felt it was important to step up and add a new young voice to this race and bring fresh ideas to the table. This is what the national Democratic party has been vigorously urging, especially since the 2016 election: that young people and those formerly outside the political system get involved.

Unfortunately, however, the Newton Democratic City Committee wrote me to inform me that I was not invited to participate in

Newton’s mayoral candidates release ‘unity video’

Following the events last weekend in Charlottesville Virginia and heading into the weekend with protests planned in Boston, Newton mayoral candidate (and flimmaker) Eli Katzoff reached out to his fellow candidates and made this video.

Oh that Eli Katzoff!

Oh that Eli Katzoff!

Remember the story back in 2012 about the Newton resident who was growing upside down tomatoes in his front lawn only to be told by the city’s inflectional services that this was illegal he needed to remove them? The story was, if I’m not mistaken, front...

Mayor Sangiolo would seek override; Fuller & Lennon not sure

This morning I had the privilege of moderating a panel with six of the seven candidates for mayor (Richard Saunders was unable to attend) at a forum for business leaders sponsored by the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber. We’re working on a video of the entire event (with better sound), but for now here’s a segment where I asked if they would ask voters for a property tax override during their first term in office. Only one candidate offered a definitive yes.