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Energy Coach Advises Newton on Climate Action
Metro, Newton

Energy Coach Advises Newton on Climate Action

To attain its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, the City of Newton created the position of Newton energy coach. Liora Silkes will step into this role and work closely with residents, builders, and contractors to reduce carbon emissions, according to a statement from Mayor Ruthanne Fuller on Thursday. 

Newton Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Virtual Event
Metro, Newton

Newton Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Virtual Event

Newton civic and religious leaders, activists, and students spoke at a virtual celebration honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. The event was hosted by the Harmony Foundation and centered around the theme of “Keep Moving Forward,” in light of the pandemic and widespread protests against the systemic racism facing Black Americans.

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.”

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