Newton Comptroller Stephen Curley explained in further detail the fiscal year 2023 budget to the City Council on Wednesday.
Phở Viet’s II, a family-owned restaurant, has served award-winning Vietnamese food to Newtonians for three years.
“We are in lifeboats and we’re watching the Titanic sink,” Newton teacher Kim Smith said. “We’re asking you for help, and for you to tell us to just grin and bear it and get creative is unacceptable.”
“It’s a cool place,” he said. “I love the aesthetic. I love the green thing going on and all the interior design. It’s, I don’t know, ’80s funk? It’s very green, very polka-dotty.”
“Of all of the issues that came out with respect to the report and the process, nowhere was the word ‘people of color’ mentioned—the term was continuously ‘lower resourced.’”
The Black Newtonians in World War II exhibit at the Newton Free Library highlights the courage of local Black servicemen in the global conflict.
The exhibit reminds visitors of the discrimination against Black people in both the military and society at large in the 1940s. Historic Newton, a partnership between the City of Newton and the Newton Historical Society, put on the exhibit.