Welcome back to school

Coming back from a late August vacation, I caught up on emails and was struck by Mayor Fuller’s August 28 update, which focused on the current school department contract negotiations, providing the equivalent of an open letter to the Newton Teachers Association....

Why the rush to endorse?

The city’s largest union, the Newton Teachers Association, has just endorsed Alicia Bowman in her efforts to win a ward 6 at large city council seat. That may be great for Bowman.  But — considering that candidates have until July 23 to pull papers...

A friendly request for Anping Shen, Eileen Sandberg, Scott Lennon & Ruthanne Fuller

Over this past weekend, the School Committee candidates from Ward 1  Kathy Marchi and Bridget Ray-Canada ), Ward 3 (Cyrus Vaghar and Margaret Albright) and Ward 8 (Gail Spector, and Matt Miller) all voluntarily published their answers to the Newton Teachers Association’s candidates’ survey after it became apparent the the teachers union would not release them. If I’m not mistaken, that means all we need is

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