City Hall parking scofflaw

Found today on Instagram.. Hmmm. Why is anyone parking in this spot at all? @14thVillage #NewtonMA A photo posted by Chris Steele (@steelch1268) on Jan 8, 2016 at 9:51am PST...
Newton City Council is born

Newton City Council is born

Today saw the inauguration of Newton’s first city council. The elected city councilors and school committee members were sworn in this afternoon at city hall. Much of the ceremony was similar to past inaugurations of the board of alderman, some parts way to...
No more aldermen meetings. Ever.

No more aldermen meetings. Ever.

Let’s have a moment of silence for the Newton Board of Aldermen, who held its final meeting ever last night, Monday Dec. 21. The Newton City Council will be sworn in on Jan. 1. The first council meeting will be Monday Dec. 4....

VIDEO: Marcia Johnson’s ‘Courage’ speech

Sixteen year Newton Alderman Marcia Johnson will attend her final meeting as an aldermen Monday night but it’s hard to imagine anything she does that evening will be more memorable than her ‘Courage’ moment as the final speaker prior to the Austin...
How’s Newton’s plastic bag ban working for you?

How’s Newton’s plastic bag ban working for you?

Alderman Alison Leary, Marcia Cooper of Green Newton and Alderman Emily Norton, pictured here with State Rep. Ruth Balser (3rd from left) were recently honored at State House as “Heroes of the Ocean” for Newton’s municipal ban on single-use plastic...
Alderman Barbara Brousal-Glaser’s musical side

Alderman Barbara Brousal-Glaser’s musical side

When I first met Barbara Brousal-Glaser as she was running for ward 3 alderman a few years back, she looked very familiar to me, but I just couldn’t place it.  Just recently, though an odd sort of coincidences, I figured it out.  Barbara is a singer and...

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