Norton opposes Fuller’s proposal to create vision for Washington Street

Norton opposes Fuller’s proposal to create vision for Washington Street

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller has proposed spending a $500,000 to hire consultants to work with stakeholder on creating a vision for the Washington Street corridor.

“It’s important that we take charge of Newton’s future, that we decide what the Washington Street corridor should look like going forward,” [Fuller told the Globe’s John Hilliard’ “…All of us in the city of Newton want a thriving, vibrant Washington [Street] corridor that is of the right scale for the residential neighbors who immediately abut it, and works whether you’re trying to go down the corridor on foot, on a bicycle, or in a car.”

But City Councilor Emily Norton tells Hilliard she’s opposed to a study and “pointing to work already done by city and volunteer groups to determine what kind of development residents want to see along Washington Street.”

Read the Globe’s story here.

Mayor, police chief: Sanctuary city ordinance not necessary. Norton: Yes it is

From this week’s Newton TAB..

Mayor Setti Warren and Chief David MacDonald said Newton’s current practices were already in keeping with those of other “sanctuary city” communities, releasing a policy statement clarifying that Newton police officers do not proactively take action on immigration matters.

and …

“There is definitely still going to be an ordinance filed,” Ward 2 Councilor Emily Norton said. “A bunch of us have heard from constituents wanting some demonstration of leadership from their elected officials in the wake of the election to reassure people who may be feeling unsure, or unsafe even, in this new reality.”

Aldermen could turn into City Councillors tonight*

No this isn’t some sort of werewolf thing.  Rather, Newton’s Board of Aldermen are scheduled to take up Alderman Emily Norton’s proposal to adopt the more gender-neutral title City Councillor tonight.* Since the item was originally proposed it has...