The Boston Globe’s John Hilliard asked candidates for mayor Scott Lennon and Ruthanne Fuller ten questions including about the charter, our village centers, housing and transportation. And John also asked Newton residents about their choices for mayor.
In addition, today I had the privilege to moderate a chamber debate with the two candidates at Mount Ida College. We talked about tax overrides, the school budget, unions, health care, Northland, management styles and big ideas.
Here’s the video from the NewTV and the Newton League of Women Voters debate featuring mayoral candidates Scott Lennon and Ruthanne Fuller
Voters citywide will on Nov. 7.
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
To date, nine sitting city councilors have endorsed Council President Scott Lennon for mayor (Jay Ciccone, Jim Cote, Jay Harney, Amy Sangiolo, Lenny Gentile, John Rice, Cheryl Lappin, Rick Lipof & David Kalis) while four have endorsed their colleague Ruthanne Fuller (Lisle Baker, Susan Albright, Jake Auchincloss and Deb Crossley). That leaves nine of their
From Scott Lennon’s mayoral campaign
Lennon for Mayor Announces Women’s Advancement Council
On Tuesday evening, City Council President and candidate for Mayor Scott Lennon announced his intent to create a Newton Women’s Advancement Council that would work with local leaders to promote solutions to issues of pay equity, workplace discrimination, and other barriers to gender equality. He was joined at the
A strongly worded letter released this morning and signed by seven city councilors, including the two mayoral candidates, opposes the Home Rule Petition that is docketed by another 14 candidates. This suggests that even if the petition passes the city council, it may run into trouble with the new mayor, no matter who