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Green Newton Promotes Use of Electric Vehicles in the City
Metro, Newton

Green Newton Promotes Use of Electric Vehicles in the City

Leslie Zebrowitz bought her Tesla as a gift to her grandchildren, but she said she did not think the environment would also reap the benefits of her gift. Newton needs to make structural changes to its transportation systems, and the best way is through the use of electric vehicles (EVs), Zebrowitz said. About 60 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the city come from residential and personal vehicles, according to Zebrowitz. 

Newton Seeking Stricter Rodent Control
Metro, Newton

Newton Seeking Stricter Rodent Control

The Newton Programs and Services Committee proposed new measures for rodent control in Newton, including stricter anti-rodent regulations on construction projects and the introduction of ContraPest, a bait that causes infertility in rodents, during a committee meeting on Sept. 22.

Newton Holds a Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Metro, Newton

Newton Holds a Walk to End Alzheimer’s

With a purple shirt, purple hair extensions, and purple shoelaces, Emily Kuhl, case manager of the Newton Senior Center, sported the official color of Alzheimer’s. On her wrist she wore a stack of bracelets, earned for completing the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  

Newton Cultural Council to Provide Grants for Local Art
Metro, Arts, Newton

Newton Cultural Council to Provide Grants for Local Art

Newton Cultural Council (NCC) is now accepting grant applications to fund local arts, science, and humanities projects in the city.  “These grants are extremely important because they support the local arts and culture sector in our community,” Paula Gannon, director of Newton cultural development, said. “Every year, the decisions on who to fund are made…

Derrick Announced as New LGBTQ+ Liaison for Newton
Metro, Newton

Derrick Announced as New LGBTQ+ Liaison for Newton

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.   

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. 

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