Derrick Announced as New LGBTQ+ Liaison for Newton
Metro, Newton

Derrick Announced as New LGBTQ+ Liaison for Newton

Keeping with Newton’s goal of making the city more inclusive to minorities, Hattie Derrick is assuming the role of LGBTQ+ liaison for the City of Newton. Her new position, which expands her role as director of community engagement and inclusion, will provide support and serve as a voice for the LGBTQ+ community.   

Energy Coach Advises Newton on Climate Action
Metro, Newton

Energy Coach Advises Newton on Climate Action

To attain its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, the City of Newton created the position of Newton energy coach. Liora Silkes will step into this role and work closely with residents, builders, and contractors to reduce carbon emissions, according to a statement from Mayor Ruthanne Fuller on Thursday. 

Look Out Newton, Yarn Incoming
Metro, Newton

Look Out Newton, Yarn Incoming

Don’t be surprised if you see brightly colored knitted scarves strewn across a tree in the upcoming months—they are meant to be there. In an effort to brighten up the city, Hooked on Newton has been knitting all winter in preparation to yarn bomb Newton this spring.