Students of Newton Public Schools (NPS) returned for the first day of the school year on Sept. 9. The day marked the return of fully in-person classes since March 2020 due to COVID-19.
Mayor Ruthanne Fuller and former city councilor Amy Mah Sangiolo won the Newton preliminary mayoral election Tuesday, securing a place for their names on the ballot for the Nov. 2 election
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…
Twenty years ago, eight Newtonians lost their lives in the tragic events of Sept. 11. Twenty years later, Newtonians gathered in front of the fire department headquarters and around the Sept. 11 memorial. Together they remembered the lives lost on that day.
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.
An indoor mask mandate for public spaces in Newton will go into effect on Sept. 2, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller announced in a statement on Thursday evening.
“Within the last 24 hours, we have had two bias incidents, both Asian related, in Newton,” Mayor Ruthanne Fuller wrote in a statement on July 21.
A series of five break-ins into the homes of Asian residents in Newton has caused alarm within the community.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts will lift all industry COVID-19 restrictions and capacity limits on May 29, Governor Charlie Baker announced on Monday. Gathering limits will be rescinded and all businesses can operate without restrictions, according to the Commonwealth’s website.
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…