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Newton Provides Testing for Vulnerable Residents
Metro, Newton

Newton Provides Testing for Vulnerable Residents

“This is about access to testing for those who might not otherwise have it,” Newton Health and Human Services Commissioner Deborah Youngblood wrote in an email to The Heights. “We want to be sure that there are not financial barriers to receiving COVID tests to mitigate the risk of disproportionate impact of the virus on low income residents.”

Newton Teachers Protest at City Hall
Metro, Featured Story, Newton

Newton Teachers Protest at City Hall

People in bright red shirts made their way down Commonwealth Avenue Wednesday morning, ending at Newton’s City Hall. Holding “Support Newton Educators” signs and chanting “This is what a union looks like,” the 1,000 teachers and support staff gathered on the Hall’s lawn to protest working for a second year without a contract. “Going back…