City officials presented at the meeting to receive more feedback prior to the creation of a second version of village center zoning maps.
Newton Launches New Grant Initiative with ARPA Funds to Address Community Needs
The City of Newton will appropriate $1.75 million of its ARPA funds for an economic initiative, according to Mayor Fuller.
Newton Police Chief Holds Quarterly Discussion with Public Safety & Transportation Committee
The Newton Police Department (NPD) has recorded over 50 bias-related incidents since the start of 2022.
Newton Police Chief Says Fentanyl Contamination and Introduction of New Drugs May Complicate Opioid Crisis
From January to August, Newton saw 20 incidents of overdose and four fatalities, which was lower than in 2019, but equivalent to the totals for the full year of 2021.
One Resident’s Air Rifle Shooting Builds Anxiety in West Newton
“I had no phone. I had no way to call 911. I didn’t know if it was gone,” one resident said. “I ran back into the shed. I could not tell where the shots were coming from.”
Newton Public Facilities Committee Allocates Over $16 Million to Fund New Water Meters
The Newton Public Facilities Committee met on Wednesday where they approved a $16.55 million allocation to the water meters project.
Newton Residents, City Council President React to Reinstated Overnight Parking Ban
The City of Newton imposed an overnight parking ban starting Dec. 1 and lasting through March 31, 2022, according to the city’s website. About 75 percent of residents responding to a Nov. 18 newsletter update from Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller disapproved of the ban, according to a subsequent update. Tawney Wray, one disapproving resident, said…
Candidates Announce Intent to Run in City Council Special Election
Bryan Barash and Tarik Lucas are poised to run for the seat left vacant by Jake Auchincloss’s election to Congress.
City Council Overturns Mayor’s Veto, Raises Councilor Salaries
The Newton City Council overturned the mayor’s veto of its earlier decision to raise the salaries of city councilors and the mayor at its meeting on Monday night. The City Council did not vote to raise the pay for School Committee members—that will go to a vote later in the year.
Bill Against Natural Hair Discrimination Supported by City Council
“Through this research I realized the amount of over regulation of natural hair that disproportionately impacts black girls,” Edwards said. “These regulations prevent them from going to school and has increased the amount of times they are expelled.”