Adam Wilson, an author from Newton, recently released his third book, Sensation Machines. Finished prior to the pandemic and originally released in hardcover in July of 2020, the paperback edition was released on Sept. 7.
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.
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.
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.
“Every opportunity these days to perform and to get my music out there is greatly appreciated and exciting in and of itself,” Yoni Battat said. “But of course it comes with sadness, remembering what performing used to be like before the pandemic.”
Reflecting on the resilience of the Newton community over the past year, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller delivered her fourth State of the City Address.