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Newton Has Rats, Residents Say
Metro, Newton

Newton Has Rats, Residents Say

Newton residents are spotting unwelcome guests throughout their neighborhoods—rats.  Rodentologist Bobby Corrigan spoke to over 60 attendees on Wednesday in an online forum titled “Let’s Talk About Rats in Newton,” hosted by Newton mayoral candidate Amy Mah Sangiolo. Corrigan provided advice for government officials and residents to address rat sightings in Newton.  “In a recent…

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.   

Newton Sees An Increase in Public Park Attendance
Metro, Newton

Newton Sees An Increase in Public Park Attendance

Parks in Newton have served as a respite for residents throughout the pandemic. No matter the season, Newton Parks and Recreation Commissioner Nicole Banks said she has seen an increase in the number of Newtonians frequenting these public spaces.  “Parks in general during the pandemic [have] been very, very popular,” Banks said. “They’ve been a…

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