Newton’s proposed FY24 budget includes a $19.7 million increase in funds from last year, according to Mayor Fuller’s budget address on Monday.
Newton Public Schools Reallocates Funding to Elementary Orchestra and Strings Programs After Advocacy From Save Newton Strings
The updated FY24 NPS budget reallocates funding to elementary strings programs following community pushback to their initial elimination.
Newton City Councilors Authorize Funding for Franklin Elementary School, Assign Hearing To Review Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan
Newton City Council approved funding for a feasibility study to renovate Franklin Elementary School during its meeting Tuesday night.
NPS’ Proposed FY24 Budget Includes Cutting 56.4 FTE Positions, Reducing Student Services
NPS will also make cuts to student services and raise fees for services such as parking spaces and extracurricular activities.
Newton Considers Retail Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bottles, Containers
The city of Newton is considering expanding Section 12-72 of the city’s charter to further limit single-use plastic waste in the city.
Newton School Committee Unanimously Votes Against Proposed Academic Principles Advisory Committee
The Newton School Committee unanimously rejected a petition for the creation of an NPS academic principles advisory committee on Tuesday.
Newton City Council Reports on Budget, Honors John Bliss at Monday Night Meeting
Newton city councilors discussed various budget items and projects and honored John Bliss at their city council meeting Monday night.
Green Newton Co-Hosts Panel on Hydrogen Combustion Heating Systems
Gas companies propose blending hydrogen gas with fossil gas for greener energy, despite the debatableness of this method’s effectiveness.
Historic Newton and Natick Historical Society Collaborate on Local Indigenous History Exhibit
The exhibit narrates the story of Indigenous people in Nonantum, many of whom were converted to Christianity.
Newton Free Library Hosts Panel on Water Conservation and Indigenous Rights
During the event members of local Indigenous communities spoke about their cultural connections to water and the environment.