“Everyone in Newton cares so much about their children’s education—how could we support them taking anything away?” a teaching assistant said.
Mayor Ruthanne Fuller is allocating $75,000 of the $63 million the city received from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for a new grant program called Revitalize Creative Newton (RCN), according to a statement from Fuller on Nov. 4.
“The news of a firearms dealer wanting to open in Newton comes after years of so many mass shootings in so many places from schools, theaters, and concerts to grocery stores and business places,” Fuller said in a statement on Thursday.
The Newton Police Reform Task Force presented its preliminary recommendations, including implementing enhanced training and increasing diversity within the department to address the impacts of historic and current systemic racism in policing practices.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) proposed a number of service cuts to account for the $580 million budget shortfall it is experiencing due to decreased ridership during the pandemic.
The unofficial results from the City of Newton indicate that former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris are projected to win among Newton voters by a wide margin.
More than 100 Newton residents, Newton North students, and activists carried signs reading “Black Lives Matter” and “There is no Planet B” in a socially distanced protest Saturday morning.
Look out sidewalk dwellers, Bluebikes have begun to populate Newton. Five Bluebike stations have been installed around Newton, and three additional stations will be installed in the next few weeks. The Bluebike system was established in Boston in 2011 and expanded to Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline in 2012. In addition to Newton, they have recently…