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Early Voting Survey

June 14, 2016 

The Election Commission is conducting an on-line survey to let people know about early voting for the November 2016 election, and to gather information about whether Newton voters might take advantage of it.

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New Affordable Housing Opportunities

June 10, 2016 

Metro West Collaborative Development are accepting applications for One, Two, Three-Bedrooms affordable in Newton. The units will be awarded through a lottery. Applications must be received by June 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to be included in the lottery. Click Here!

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Police Training Drill -- Wells Ave

June 8, 2016 

On Saturday 6/11, the Newton Police Department and Newton Fire Department will be hosting an active shooter training at Newton-Wellesley Hospital's Ambulatory Care Center at 159 Wells Ave.

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Drugs and the Developing Teen Brain on May 4 at Newton South

April 27, 2016 

Experts Susan Swick and Nicole Danforth of Newton-Wellesley Hospital will discuss:


  • How to separate fact from fiction when it comes to marijuana, opiates and other drugs
  • How to keep lines of communication open between parents and teens
  • What we know about the adolescent brain and risks of substance use

Teens and parents invited to attend

Wednesday, May 4th, 6pm, Newton South Auditorium

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Masquerade Ball

April 27, 2016 

Masquerade Ball Thursday, May 19th, 6:00-10:00 p.m. American Legion Post 440, 295 California Street. Enjoy a night of dinner and dancing. This event is 55+ and no partner is required. This event is co-sponsored by Senior Services and Parks & Recreation. Transportation available for Newton Seniors. Tickets are $30.

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City Council's next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 19th

April 15, 2016 

Due to the Patriot's Day holiday on Monday, the City Council will meet on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:45 pm in the City Council Chamber at Newton City Hall. Mayor Warren will present his proposed FY17 Municipal Budget.




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Mayor's Budget Survey

April 11, 2016 

Earlier this month, Mayor Warren announced a survey to get feedback directly from residents about their concerns and priorities as we develop the FY17 budget. This information is critical not only for the budget but year-round. If you have not yet had a chance to take the survey, please click here.

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Boston Marathon Monday April 18

April 7, 2016 

On Monday April 18th, the 2016 Boston Marathon will take place and the route will travel through Newton along Washington Street to Commonwealth Ave to the Boston line. Please be advised that road closures and traffic interuptions will occur.

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Important Community Discussion on April 7

April 1, 2016 

Earlier this month, Mayor Warren announced the first annual community discussion on ensuring that Newton is a welcoming place for all. The forum will include leaders from our community and beyond, and will be an opportunity...

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Trash/Recycling/Yard Waste Collection Delayed One Day This Week

March 20, 2016 

Due to the impending snow storm, collection of trash, recycling and yard waste has been delayed one day citywide the week of March 21st. Collection will take place the day after your regular pick up day.


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Shingles Vaccine Clinics

March 18, 2016 

The City of Newton Department of Health & Human Services is holding shingles vaccine clinics for Newton residents and retirees ages 60 and up. The clinics will be held April 6 at City Hall and May 4 and 25 at the Newton Senior Center. Check with your primary care provider about whether the shingles vaccine is right for you, and then call 617-796-1420 to make your appointment.

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2016 Camp Application

March 17, 2016 

Its time to renew your 2016 Summer Camp Application! Click on the link to access the 2016 Application.

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Newton Website Wins Award

January 25, 2016 

For the second time in 3 years, the City of Newton website has been recognized as the best municipal website for a City or Town with a population over 50,000 by the Massachusetts Municipal Association.

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City Hall Power Shutdown Saturday, January 9

January 8, 2016 
Power to City Hall will be shut down during the morning hours of Saturday, January 9 from approximately 8am to noon. Critical services will remain intact but this may disrupt access to certain non-essential web features.



No trash & recycling collections on Friday, January 1.

December 31, 2015 
Collections will be one-day delayed after January 1. Holiday tree pickups will occur weeks of January 4 & January 11.

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Showcase Of Snow Equipment Until 3:30 Today

December 30, 2015 
The Department of Public Works will have snow equipment at City Hall today until 3:30pm for residents to see and Commissioner Jim McGonagle and Director of Operations Shane Mark will be on hand in the Rotunda to hear from residents about trouble spots and to answer questions about the winter snow plan.
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Volunteer Positions Open

December 15, 2015 
The City of Newton has Boards, Commissions, Committees and Advisory Councils and some positions are currently open: please visit

Right now: free family activities!

December 15, 2015 
Children and adults are invited to attend the Mayor's New Year's Eve Open House at Newton City Hall going on today until 3:30 pm. Join us for a juggling show, face painting, musical performances, a historical play & more!
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Traffic Detours: Check Construction Tab

December 14, 2015 
Gas main work will mean detours on some streets this week. On this homepage, in the right column, click the tab "Construction Schedule" to see details.


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"Christmas & Klezmer" At City Hall

December 11, 2015 
Saturday, December 12, 7-9pm: songs from different holiday traditions & from different musical genres; Klezmer / Jewish & Hanukkah songs, & traditional American/English/Irish Christmas music.
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Holiday Lights Off At City Hall Tonight

December 11, 2015 
Due to minor infrastructure work near the fountain outside Newton City Hall, the holiday lights will be off in the evenings through Monday, December 14.



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Toy Drive For Needy Children

December 3, 2015 
The City and The Village Bank are partnering to collect gift donations through December 14. Bins are at Newton City Hall and bank branch offices. 168 families were helped last year.
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Sports Museum Curator To Speak

December 2, 2015 
Please let all veterans know they are invited to the monthly Veterans Open House, 345 Walnut Street, Tuesday, January 5, from 530pm-730pm for free food, to meet with social service providers if they wish, and to hear guest speaker Richard Johnson, Curator of the Boston Sports Museum. Veterans should RSVP to 617-796-1090.
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Free Holiday Events December 5

December 2, 2015 
On Saturday at Newton City Hall, a craft fair from 10am-5pm, and then the Holiday Lighting at 5pm with Mayor Warren, refreshments, & a sing along.
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Save the date: January 18

December 1, 2015 
The City of Newton hosts the annual Martin Luther King Jr., Celebration on January 18 at 10am at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, 573 Washington Street, Newton.
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Enjoyable Thanksgiving At Senior Center

November 30, 2015 
Many of our valued senior citizens enjoyed a meal at the Senior Center on November 26. We appreciate all the volunteers who made the dinner possible. For more than 15 years, the City of Newton has offered a Thanksgiving Day dinner for seniors.

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Meeting For Grandparents

November 30, 2015 
On January 12, Newton Community Partnerships for Children and Families will host a meeting for grandparents on the joys and challenges of raising and caring for grandchildren.
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Best Wishes On His Retirement

November 23, 2015 
At the end of the month the people of Newton will be bidding farewell to Police Chief Howard Mintz.  Mayor Warren hosted a party at City Hall so colleagues could extend "best wishes" to the Chief.
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Trash Collection Thanksgiving Week

November 20, 2015 
Thursday is a holiday. As a result, Thursday & Friday trash, recycle, & yard waste collections will be delayed one day. If you have questions about when to put items at the curb, about leaf & yard waste pickup, or other issues, call City Hall at 311 or 617-796-1000.
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Historic Newton Receives Grant for Burying Ground Restoration

November 19, 2015 
Mayor Setti Warren announced that Newton’s efforts to restore and preserve its historic East Parish Burying Ground have advanced with the award of a $50,000 matching grant from the Massachusetts Historical Commission. The grant will be used to match $653,679 in City of Newton CPA funds to restore and preserve tombs and grave markers in the city’s oldest burying ground.
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New Open Space In Newton

November 18, 2015 
Mayor Setti Warren will cut the ribbon Saturday at 11am to celebrate the City of Newton's newest public recreation and open space acquisition: the Waban Hill Reservoir.
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TODAY: Boston Sportswriter To Speak

November 18, 2015 
Boston Globe, Boston Herald, and radio talk show host Tony Massarotti has accepted Mayor Warren's invitation to speak at the Veterans Open House tonight: 5:30pm, 345 Walnut Street.
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Newton's Veterans Day Ceremony

November 11, 2015 
Mayor Setti Warren and Congressman Joseph Kennedy honored veterans in speeches at the ceremony on Wednesday. To view photographs taken at the event, please visit the Facebook page for the "City of Newton MA."


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Winter Snow Parking Restrictions

November 9, 2015 
As of now and thru April 15th, drivers are not allowed to park on any City of Newton street for longer than one hour between the hours of 2 am-6am. Please visit NPD, 25 Chestnut St, to apply for a free overnight permit to park in a municipal lot.
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Veterans Hear From NFL Player Garin Veris

November 4, 2015 
Former Patriots player Garin Veris praised veterans for their service to our country as he spoke last night during the Veterans Open House held last night at Newton City Hall. Please join veterans, Mayor Warren, and other officials on Wednesday, November 11, at 11 a.m., for the City's Veterans Day Ceremony at 295 California Street.
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November 10: Austin Street Project Meeting

November 4, 2015 
The Board of Aldermen's Land Use Committee will hold a public meeting on November 10 on plans for a mixed-use project on what is now an underutilized municipal parking lot in Newtonville on Austin Street.
http://www.newtonma.gov/AustinStreet

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Area Council Election Results Now Available

November 4, 2015 
The Results of the November 3, 2015 Newton Highlands, Newton Upper Falls and Waban Area Council Elections are now available on the City Clerk's Election webpage. You can access the results HERE


Reminder to residents – The City’s overnight parking ban goes into effect on Saturday, November 15th

November 1, 2015 
From November 15th through April 15th, parking for more than one hour is prohibited between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Please also take note of the increase in the fine to $25.00 for violating the overnight parking ban.


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Halloween Paintings Adorn Store Windows

October 31, 2015 
Diego and other students painted Halloween scenes on the windows of stores in some of the villages. More than 160 merchants participated in the event October 31. To see artwork, please visit the Facebook page for the City of Newton MA: http://www.newtonma.gov/Facebook




Newton South Tennis Courts

October 27, 2015 
Newton South High School Tennis Courts are being completely rebuilt. Construction has begun but cannot finish in the calendar year 2015, we will also have to wait on warmer temperatures to sealcoat and line the 12 courts, with that in mind the tentative reopening is in early July 2016.









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Mayor Announces Newton Leads 2040

October 9, 2015 

Mayor Setti Warren is excited to announce Newton Leads 2040, an initiative for all members of our community to set the right course for now and the next 25 years To read more and participate.





Housing Strategy Market Analysis Data To Be Released

September 29, 2015 
On Thursday, October 1, at 6:30 p.m., a public meeting will be held at Newton North High School, at which RKG Associates will release information received from residents this year and from an extensive review of demographic data and trends seen in the housing market in Newton.
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Demographic Reports

September 29, 2015 
Demographic data are driving planning as the City of Newton prepares to meet the needs of our residents now and in the future.
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7th Annual Homestead Hayfest

September 15, 2015 
The Homestead Hayfest will be held on Sunday, October 5 from noon-4:00 PM, rain or shine. The Jackson Homestead is located at 527 Washington Street in Newton, MA and parking is available on Jackson Road. Visit www.historicnewton.org or call 617.796.1450 for more information. Admission to the museum is free during the event.
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Rumford Ave Recycling Facitility Closed Today

September 8, 2015 
Please be advised that effective 1:00pm, the Rumford Ave Recycling Depot will be closed for the day on Tuesday, September 8th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Heat Advisory

September 8, 2015 
Please read for a few tips about how to stay cool & healthy in the hot weather, and information regarding power outages, and cooling centers.
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Ward 1 Precinct 2 Voters

September 4, 2015 
The polling location in Ward 1 Precinct 2 has moved from Fire Station #1 to the Grace Episcopal Church. Voters who previously voted at Fire Station #1 on Church Street will now vote down the street at the Grace Episcopal Church on the corner of Church and Eldredge Streets.

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Medication Take-Back Day set for Sept. 26

September 3, 2015 
On September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the City of Newton and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its tenth opportunity in five years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
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Absentee Ballots Now Available for Preliminary Election

September 1, 2015 
Absentee Ballots for the September 17, 2015 Preliminary Election are now available at the City Clerk's Office. For information on applying for an Absentee Ballot please visit the City Clerk's webpage: http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/elections/default.asp

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THE PARKING CLERK HAS MOVED

August 21, 2015 
The Parking Clerk has moved to the Police Annex Building at 25 Chestnut Street, effective Monday August 24th, 2015. Tickets no longer to be paid in person at City Hall.
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Newton SouthEast Little League Game Watch - 10:00 a.m.

August 10, 2015 
Come by City Hall today for a Newton SouthEast Little League Game Watch in the City Café, located in the basement of Newton City Hall. Newton SouthEast will take on Cranston Western Little League from Cranston, Rhode Island in the New England Regional Tournament in Bristol, Connecticut beginning at 10:00a.m. Come by for a few innings or the whole game.

Newton SouthEast Little League Send-Off Celebration

August 5, 2015 
Send-off the State Champion Newton SouthEast Little League this Saturday, August 8th as they travel to Bristol, Connecticut to play in the New England Regional Tournament. The send-off celebration begins at 8:00 a.m. on the front steps of Newton City Hall. refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there.





ADDITIONAL PAYMENT OFFERINGS AT CITY HALL - CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS NOW ACCEPTED AT CITY CLERK & TREASURER’S OFFICE

July 7, 2015 
Effective Monday, July 13.
As part of Mayor Warren’s vision to make Newton a 21st century city, customers doing business with City Clerk or Treasury will be able to pay for their transactions with either credit or debit cards.
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Online Voter Registration Now Available!

June 23, 2015 

Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin is pleased to announce that online voter registration is available in the Commonwealth through the portal launched by his office. This important advancement will make registration easier and more convenient as well as cut costs relating to the printing of voter registration forms.

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Flag Day

June 12, 2015 
Newton Flag Day Ceremony Sunday June 14th, 1:00pm
Newton War Memorial behind City Hall
All are welcome! Flags may be dropped off for proper disposal.
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Pride Flag Raising

June 12, 2015 
Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with the second annual pride flag raising on Monday, June 15th, in the Rotunda of Newton City Hall, 5:30 -7:00 p.m. Event will be held rain or shine.
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Leafblower Public Comment

June 4, 2015 
Public Comment session scheduled on limiting the use of leafblowers in Newton is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chamber, Newton City Hall.
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New signs policy

May 21, 2015 
New City of Newton policy for the placement of temporary free-standing placard-type signs on City property.
City of Newton Signs Policy

Add-a-Lane Updates from Mass DOT

May 14, 2015 
Sign up for e-mail updates and information on Mass DOT's Add-a-Lane project here.




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Corporate Membership Spotlight: Unlocking the Past at EverPresent

May 1, 2015 
Like many businesses, the origins of EverPresent are personal: in 2009 a 91-year-old World War II veteran living in Florida had a collection of 10,000 unsorted photographs. The pictures dated from the 1920s, when the veteran was a baby boy, to all the decades beyond. A visual link to the past, the photos were moldering in the bottom of his closet unseen, unappreciated, and with no plan to preserve and share them. Their loss or destruction would have been devastating for the entire family. At this point, the veteran's grandson, EverPresent co-founder Eric Niloff, stepped in to help.
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Nomination Papers for 2015 Muncipal Elections Now Available

May 1, 2015 
Nomination Papers for the 2015 Municipal Elections are now available in the City Clerk's Office at Newton City Hall. Aldermen-at-Large, Ward Aldermen and School Committee seats are all up for election this fall.

Yard Waste Collections Have Resumed

April 29, 2015 
Yard Waste collections have resumed and will continue through December 14th, weather permitting. For more information, please click here.

Hydrant Inspection/Flushing Information

April 28, 2015 
Beginning April 27, 2015 and continuing through July 1, 2015 between the hours of 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Thursday, fire department personnel will be conducting fire hydrant inspection and flushing throughout the city, weather permitting.
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Introducing DataStat Newton

April 21, 2015 
Introducing DataStat Newton, our new program which is the next step for the City in data-based decision making and transparency. Click here for more information.




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Shingles Vaccine Clinics

April 2, 2015 
Free shingles vaccine clinics will be held this month for Newton residents age 60 and up who meet need-based criteria. The Health & Human Services Department is taking appointments. Check with your primary health care provider to see if the shingles vaccine is right for you. Then call 617-796-1420 to see if you qualify and to make your appointment.
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BAA Marathon Training Run - Saturday, March 28th

March 27, 2015 
The BAA Marathon Training Run will take place along the marathon route on Saturday, March 28th. Please be advised that participants will run along Washington Street from the Wellesley line to Commonwealth Avenue and then along the Carriage lane from Washington Street to Boston College. There will be no road closures but motorists may experience some delays. Approximate time of the training run will be from about 9am-1pm.




Snow Removal Feedback

March 16, 2015 
After this winter's historic snowfall amounts, the City of Newton is conducting a review of our response, including equipment, operations and communication. To assist with our review, we would like to hear from Newton residents. To submit feedback, please click send an e-mail to snowfeedback@newtonma.gov.




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Suicide Prevention Resources

February 19, 2015 
Newton Cares is a community coalition for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health. Many local and national resources are listed on the website as well as an anonymous online mental health screening. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. Never worry alone, reach out.
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2015 Dog Licenses & Off-Leash Permits Now Available

February 19, 2015 
Dog Licenses and Off-Leash Dog Park Permits for 2015 are available in the City Clerk's Office at Newton City Hall. Licenses are required by April 1 for all Dogs residing in Newton. For more information, visit the City Clerk's webpages.

Ice Dam Information & Safety Tips

February 18, 2015 
Recent winter weather has raised concerns about ice dams. In most cases, ice dams are inconvenient but often not dangerous. If you suspect that you may have an ice dam or if your roof needs to be cleared of snow, please contact a professional roofer or handyman. Do not use a ladder unless you have the proper equipment and training.

For information from MEMA on ice dams and roof safety please click here
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Help Clear Snow from Fire Hydrants

February 17, 2015 
The Newton Fire Department asks residents to assist them by please clearing your nearest fire hydrant. Not sure where the nearest hydrant may be? Click here for the Newton fire hydrant map.




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Faith Based Emergency Preparedness Initiative

February 10, 2015 
The City of Newton Health & Human Services Department is developing an initiative to strengthen partnerships with Faith Based Organizations (FBO) in our community. The driving force of the initiative will rely upon input from congregations. If you or your congregation would like to participate, please complete the following survey by February 23, 2015, which will allow for prioritization of projects.
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Imporant Information about Carbon Monoxide

February 9, 2015 
* With the mounting snow, please make sure that all household vents, including your clothes dryer, furnace, fireplace and wood stove, are clear of snow and ice so they function properly.

*Early symptoms of CO poisoning are nausea, confusion, headaches, and dizziness. If you experience any symptoms, get to fresh air and call 911 immediately.
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Board of Aldermen Committee Meetings Scheduled for Tonight are Cancelled

February 9, 2015 
The Board of Aldermen Zoning & Planning and Finance Committee meetings scheduled for tonight, Monday, February 9, 2015 have been cancelled due to the snow storm.

City Hall is open today, Tuesday, February 10th

February 9, 2015 
City Hall and other municipal buildings are open today, Tuesday, February 10th with the exception of the Senior Center, which is closed.

Veterans Service Center Open House is Cancelled

February 3, 2015 
The Veterans Service Center Open House, scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, February 3rd at 345 Walnut Street has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Please join us for our next monthly Open House on Tuesday, March 3rd.

Tonight's Board of Aldermen Meetings Cancelled

February 2, 2015 
Board of Aldermen meetings for Monday, February 2, 2015 have been cancelled due to the winter storm.







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Newton Festival of the Arts - May 2015

January 23, 2015 

Newton Festival of the Arts is a month-long, citywide celebration and showcase of Newton's talented citizens and organizations. More than 50 events will take place throughout May at venues across Newton - see the full schedule here. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 2nd at 7:00 a.m.





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New Fire Dept News Items

January 14, 2015 
The Fire Dept proudly announces the release of our new News Module to broadcast information to the general public from our home page. Please return often for more details.
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Fire Hydrant Snow Removal

January 14, 2015 
Residents having fire hydrants close to their home should remove the snow on and around it. This will make it easier to find the hydrants, which may save a life or your home.

Fire Department Issues Cold Weather Fire Safety Warning

January 14, 2015 
Fire officials issued a fire safety warning as we enter the first period of extremely cold weather this winter. "Sub-freezing temperatures dip this week will tax our heating and electrical systems as we try to stay warm, so a little caution can help you make you it safely through the extreme weather," said Fire Chief Bruce Proia.
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Newton Leads Test Update numero 2

January 7, 2015 
In fact, it's practically impossible -- with enough money and motive anything can be breached. But that doesn’t mean businesses can afford to take their chances when it comes to threat mitigation

Newton Leads Test THR33

January 7, 2015 
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Enhanced Online Bill Pay Services

December 29, 2014 
Announcing Enhanced Online Bill Pay Services - Newton Treasury’s Online Bill Pay Service has new features that will make paying and viewing your tax and utility bills online with City of Newton more convenient. More

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Christmas Tree Collections, Weeks of January 5th & 12th

December 28, 2014 
The Department of Public Works will be collecting Christmas trees for recycling for two weeks – during the week of January 5th and the week of January 12th. Residents wishing to recycle their Christmas trees should place their undecorated trees curbside by 7:00 a.m. on their collection day during either week. For more information, please click here.


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Second Water Meter option for Residents

December 15, 2014 
The City of Newton will now permit residents to obtain a second meter that allows for separate metering of outdoor water use. Any resident wishing to obtain a second water meter and qualify for this year's new rate structure must register with the Utilities Division by April 10, 2015.
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Curbside Collection for Yard Waste Ends this Week (12/8)

December 8, 2014 
If you have yard waste to dispose of, please place curbside in paper yard waste bags or barrels prior to 7am on your regular collection day. After the end of this week, Yard Waste collection will resume in the spring. For more information, click here.






Tuesday's Election Results in Newton

November 5, 2014 
The Unofficial Election Results for the November 4, 2014 Election can be found here.
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Newton Veterans Day 2014

November 4, 2014 
Tuesday November 11,2014
10:00am - 12:00 pm
American Legion Post 440
295 California Street, Newton
Veterans Day Flyer

Honoring Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino

November 3, 2014 
To honor former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino after his passing last week, there will be a book in the rotunda at Newton City Hall for residents and staff to sign notes to the Menino family. It will be sent to his family and will be available this Tuesday, Nov. 4th - Friday, Nov. 7th from 8:30am-5pm.



Mayor Warren's FY16-FY20 Capital Improvement Plan and Five Year Financial Forecast

October 31, 2014 
Mayor Warren presented the FY16 -FY20 Capital Improvement Plan and Five Year Financial Forecast to the City and the Board of Aldermen on Monday, October 20th. To see Mayor Warren's remarks, please click here. To view the CIP, please click here. To View the Five Year Financial Forecast, please click here.






Rabies Caution for Dolan Pond Area, West Newton

September 16, 2014 
A raccoon captured on September 11, 2014 has tested positive for rabies. The raccoon was found near the Auburndale Ave entrance of the Dolan Pond conservation area in West Newton. If you, or your pet, may have had an encounter with a raccoon in this area on or around the above date, please contact the Massachusetts Epidemiology Program at (617) 983-6800 or the Newton Health & Human Services Department at (617) 796-1420.
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Open House for Educators

September 12, 2014 
Join Historic Newton's education staff for an open house for educators on Thursday, October 2, at the Jackson Homestead and Museum and at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds.
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Medication Take Back Day

September 12, 2014 
The Newton Police Dept, along with the Newton Health and Human Services Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will host a medication take back day on Saturday, September 27 from 10am to 2pm.
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Nominations now being accepted for 3rd Annual Newton Business Excellence Awards

August 12, 2014 
For more information on the Business Excellence Awards and to submit a nomination for consideration, please click here.






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Red Sox Night Friday, July 25

July 16, 2014 
Watch the game on the big screen and see the 2004 World Series Trophy at the Newton North High School Auditorium! Doors open at 6:30 pm, first pitch at 7:10pm. The World Series Trophy will be on display from 6:30-8:30 p.m. See Flyer for more details



Road Closure - Elm Street Farmer's Market

July 4, 2014 
Please be advised that Elm Street between Washington Street and Border Street will be closed on Saturday, July 5th from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for the Elm Street Farmer's Market.


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LGBT Pride Celebration - 10 Years of Marriage Equality

June 20, 2014 
Wednesday, June 25th, 5:30 pm
South Lawn, Newton City Hall

Please join Mayor Setti Warren for a celebration of LGBT Pride Month and the 10th Anniversary of the Marriage Equality Act. More info.


Envisioning the Austin Street Municipal Parking Lot, Input Session

June 19, 2014 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Newton North High School Cafeteria
The City of Newton invites you on Tuesday, June 24th from 8:00-9:30 p.m. to help envision the Austin Street Parking Lot’s revitalization and meet Austin Street Partners, the recently selected development team. More Info


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Picnic and Play in the Park - Summer Series

June 13, 2014 
Mayor Warren invites Newton residents to “Picnic and Play in the Park” this summer. Come out, meet your neighbors and enjoy Newton’s parks. You bring the picnic, we’ll bring the fun! Events scheduled for June 18th, July 23rd and August 13th. For more information, click here.

Newton's Annual Flag Day Observance

June 9, 2014 
All are welcome - Thursday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Newton War Memorial, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue (City Hall). Event moved INSIDE War Memorial due to weather.

If you have a retired flag, worn/tattered/otherwise, please bring it to this ceremony for proper disposal. More information.

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Community Shred

June 4, 2014 
The Department of Senior Services is hosting a Community Shred on Saturday, June 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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Road Closures for Runner's World Festival

June 4, 2014 
On Saturday June 7th and Sunday June 8th, the Runner's World Festival will be taking place in Newton. Parking restrictions on the Comm.Ave Carriage Lane and detours on Comm. Ave should be expected by residents from the hours of 7:30am until 11am on both June 7th and June 8th.
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Veterans Center Open House - 345 Walnut St

June 4, 2014 
Mayor Warren will host a Veterans Center Open House on Tuesday July 1st from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Our special guest for July 1 will be Boston College Men's Hockey coach Jerry York, the winningest active coach in NCAA history. Music will be supplied by the Berklee College of Music. More Info



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Tour De Newton

May 27, 2014 
Sign up for the 2nd Annual Tour de Newton, a fun biking event that goes through all 13 villages of Newton on Sunday, June 15th. Groups of riders will be starting from each village, stopping at all the other villages. All rides will be led by experienced ride leaders. Click here to register.
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Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

May 23, 2014 
On Sunday, May 25 at 12:30 pm there will be a wreath laying ceremony for our Veterans at the Newton Cemetery See Flyer

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Volunteer with NewtonRecycles and Green Decade!

May 20, 2014 
The Department of Public Works, in collaboration with Green Decade Newton, is seeking volunteers to walk around Newton’s neighborhoods, while adhering “recycling education stickers” onto all residential green bins during the spring and summer months.
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Soldier’s Monument Re-dedication Ceremony May 18

May 12, 2014 
May 18, 2014 at Newton Cemetery, 1:00 pm for the Soldier’s Monument Re-dedication Ceremony. Details here

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2014 Historic Newton Walks

May 5, 2014 
HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS – SUMMER 2014
For more information, visit www.historicnewton.org or call 617.796.1450.
All walks are free and are only cancelled in case of severe weather.
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The ABCs of Zoning Relief for Housing Developments in Newton

April 29, 2014 
The Waban Area Council is pleased to organize an educational session on permitting for housing developments under Mass. Ch. 40B or Newton's Special Permit laws. Come learn about the steps in the process and the opportunities for community engagement along the way.

Thursday, May 1
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Newton City Hall
War Memorial Auditorium
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Mayor Warren's Budget Message

April 22, 2014 
Please Click Here for a message on the FY15 budget from Mayor Setti Warren. FY15 budget info here



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A How-To Guide to Recycling Plastics

April 10, 2014 
To make it easier for consumers to recycle more, Plastics Make it Possible® offers the following tips for reusing and reusing everyday plastics. These simple steps can help you keep your commitment to protecting the environment every day.
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National Public Health Week Scavenger Hunt

April 4, 2014 
The Health & Human Services Department is having a social media scavenger hunt in recognition of National Public Health Week. The scavenger hunt clues will be posted from Monday April 7 through Friday April 11. Read on for how to participate. There will be prizes!
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Duplicate Streets Meeting Held

March 31, 2014 
Duplicate Streets Meeting Held on March 25, 2014
Forty-three people signed the attendance sheets for this meeting representing 14 of the 22 duplicate streets. Posted here are the PowerPoint and checklist that were presented at the meeting.
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Look What's Blooming in the Yard at the Jackson Homestead

March 31, 2014 

Sculpture Exhibition, Newton MA Energy Necklace at Jackson Homestead, Newton, April 3-July 18, 2014
And companion Poetry Walk, June 1

Sculpture curated by Susan Israel -- Artists: Gail Jerauld Bos Mary Dewart Linda Hoffman Susan Israel Milan Klic Peter Kronberg Peter Lipsitt John Powell Margot Stage Gabrielle White Jeanne Williamson

Poetry curated by Susan Edwards Richmond -- Poets: Zachary Bos Polly Brown Cheryl Perrault Linda Fialkoff Lynn Horsky Neil Horsky Terry House Lila Linda Terry Joanne Reynolds Susan Edwards Richmond bg Thurston

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Rain Barrel Sale

March 19, 2014 
The City of Newton has partnered with the Great American Rain Barrel Company in Hyde Park, MA to offer rain barrels to residents at a discount to help conserve water and save money.
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Created Equal: The Civil Rights Movement Then and Now

March 7, 2014 
This spring, we will offer an exciting series of programs built around two of the provided films. These powerful documentaries, The Loving Story and Freedom Riders, include dramatic scenes of incidents in the 150-year effort to achieve equal rights for all in the United States. The series will be comprised of 6 programs in March and April: 2 film screenings, 2 lectures, and 2 panel discussions. Each of these programs will address aspects of the Civil Rights Movement – locally and nationally – to celebrate the importance of its legacy 50 years on, and to create dialogue about where we find ourselves today in relation to the same issues.
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NEW! Hands-on Garden Workshop Series

February 10, 2014 

This March while we wait for the ground to thaw, come get hands-on experience and add to your plant skills. The workshops cost $25 per adult ($20 students, seniors, members), which covers museum admission and materials. Pre-paid registration is required. Call 617-641-9142 to register. All workshops will be held at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue.

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Historic Newton Completes Durant-Kenrick Restoration Project

January 29, 2014 
The Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, a beautifully restored and preserved 1734 house and newly constructed educational center, celebrated its grand opening today in a ceremony that marked the completion of an eight-year, $4.9 million project carried out by volunteers and staff of Historic Newton.
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2014 Summer Camp Fair

January 24, 2014 
This Sunday, January 26th the annual Parks and Recreation/Newton Public Schools Camp Fair will be held. This is a great opportunity to learn about the many camp programs taking place this summer. For more information please click here.

Mayor Warren's State of the City address

January 21, 2014 
Please click here to read the full text of Mayor Warren's State of the City address from February 3, 2014

Aldermanic Meetings Scheduled for Tuesday, January 21, 2014 have been postponed to Wednesday, January 22, 2014

January 21, 2014 
Due to the Weather, the Aldermanic Meetings Scheduled for Tuesday, January 21, 2014 have been postponed to Wednesday, January 22, 2014.


Annual City Census Now in Progress

January 13, 2014 
The Annual City Census has been mailed to each Newton household. The census form should be completed and returned to the City Clerk's Office/Election Commission as soon as possible.
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Newton Cares for Soldiers

December 20, 2013 
At our Open House on December 31 and the Inauguration on January 1 please consider donating to our Veterans and Troops. Click here for more information

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2014 Inauguration Ceremony

December 17, 2013 
Tickets are available for the 2014 Inauguration Ceremony for the Mayor, Board of Aldermen and School Committee members. Click here for information on the ceremony, as well as interfaith prayer service earlier in the day.
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West Newton Community Meeting December 11 at Police HQ

December 4, 2013 

Continue the conversation about short-term projects and special events that contribute to long-term goals of beautification, safety, and livability.

When: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Where: Newton Police
Department Community Room,
1321 Washington Street,
West Newton
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Holiday Recycling e-news now available

November 21, 2013 
The Holiday edition of the Green Bin is now online! This issue contains waste-free entertaining ideas, holiday collection schedules, and updated recycling information!

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Newton Food Drive

November 20, 2013 
Donations and Volunteers are needed to make the Food Drive a success.

The goal of the 13 Villages-One Community food drive is to bring awareness and education on the issue of hunger, support our local food pantries, build new relationships, break down barriers, share common interest and learn about each other.

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Get The App! New 311 App for Smartphones and Iphones released

November 14, 2013 


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Veteran's Day Ceremony Monday November 11

November 8, 2013 
Ceremony to be held at the American Legion Post 440, 295 California St., Newton. Ceremony begins at 11am. We will recognize Veterans Paul Demeo, Kate Briere, Brian Henderson and Nikki Likely. Veteran's Day flyer




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Domestic Violence Awareness Event October 30

October 24, 2013 
Join Mayor Setti Warren, The Second Step, BARCC, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Journey to Safety and Reach as we enter Domestic Violence Awareness month. Details and RSVP here



Rolling Thunder POW/MIA Rememberance 6pm

September 26, 2013 
Please join the Mayor and the local Chapter of Rolling Thunder, a national motorcycle organization representing U.S. soldiers that were Prisoners of War or are Missing in Action. The brief ceremony will host a contingent of perhaps 50-100 Rolling Thunder cyclists converging on the City Hall Green (Homer side of building) on Thursday, September 26th, at 6:00 p.m . A chair, which is to always remain empty, will be dedicated and reside in City Hall to remember and honor these individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice.
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Don't Forget to Protect Yourself from the Flu

September 25, 2013 
Flu season will be coming soon, and now is the time to get your annual flu vaccine. The Health & Human Services Department has vaccine to give for FREE to students, city employees, and community members. For further information,
visit http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/health/public/h1n1.asp or call 617-796-1426.


Walk Bike Week October 4 - 11

September 20, 2013 
Walk - Bike Week will feature a series of events highlighting biking and walking infrastructure and initiatives across Newton, as well as events demonstrating ways to improve our shared spaces to make Newton an even more livable city. Click here for details




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Newton vs Waltham Softball Game Oct. 1

September 13, 2013 
All residents are cordially invited to join Mayor Warren for a friendly Newton vs. Waltham softball game at Forte Park on Tuesday, October 1st at 5:00pm. This game will be played to promote the Newton Veterans Center, located at the American Legion Post 440.
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Preliminary Election Tuesday, September 17

September 9, 2013 
A municipal preliminary election will be held on Tuesday, September 17 for the office of Mayor, Board of Aldermen and School Committee. Polls will be open from 7am-8pm. To verify your polling location, please click here. For unofficial results please click here

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Village Views Survey

August 28, 2013 
Mayor Warren would like to know what you are thinking and how he can improve municipal services and enhance the quality of life in your village. This survey is the first step in a new initiative to increase dialogue between Newton residents, businesses, and City government. Based on your responses, we will hold community meetings to discuss your topics of interest and develop joint strategies to address your concerns.
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Healthy Eating

August 28, 2013 
An evidence based program from Springwell returns to the Center for a series of evening classes.
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Newton Salutes! Newton's Civil War Soldiers and Citizens

August 7, 2013 

Our city’s citizens participated in the war effort in many ways—from fighting on the battlefields to sewing undergarments at home. See their faces and learn their stories in this salute to Newton’s brave citizens from an earlier era. On view through October 1, 2013.

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Mayor Warren and Billy Starr - Pan-Mass Reception at Terry O'Reilly's on 7/31, 7pm - 9pm

July 23, 2013 
Join Mayor Warren, Pan-Mass coufounder Billy Starr at a reception at Terry O'Reilly's Details here

Mayor Warren and Johnny's Luncheonette present Wellcoin, July 27

July 23, 2013 
Saturday, July 27 Details here

Rumford Avenue Recycling Depot Closed Today

July 19, 2013 
The Recycling Depot located on Rumford Avenue in Auburndale will be closed on Friday, July 19th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Bat Information

July 17, 2013 
The warmer summer months occasionally bring bats into the living spaces of homes when they seek cooler air.
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RESCHEDULED: Crystal Lake Walking Tour

July 11, 2013 
Due to unforseen circumstances, the Crystal Lake walking tour scheduled for Sunday, July 14th will not be able to be held as planned. It will be rescheduled for later in the summer, and the new date will be posted as soon as it is known. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Summer Health Maintenance Clinics begin July 1

June 27, 2013 
Health Maintenance Clinics will be held at the Newton Free Library and at the Newton Senior Center in July and August.

This is a great opportunity for adults of all ages to get your blood pressure checked, ask questions about your medication and consult with a public health nurse. Transportation for seniors is available to the Senior Center by calling (617) 796-1660 for more info.

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Solar Panel Informational Session

June 26, 2013 
On Thursday night, the city is hosting the second in a series of educational sessions for solar generation of electricity on residential and commercial properties. The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 27th at 7:00pm in the War Memorial of Newton City Hall. Click here to learn more.






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City Partners with Wellcoin for new Wellness Initiative

June 4, 2013 
Newton is the first in the nation Model City for Wellcoin. Check out how Newton residents and city employees can earn Wellcoins and rewards for a wide range of healthy choices. Click here for more information



Kids FunFest Today at City Hall

May 12, 2013 

The annual Kids FunFest will be taking place outside City Hall today (Sunday, May 12th) with activities for kids of all ages beginning at 10am. click here for full details.



Highlands Community Meeting

May 5, 2013 
The Highlands Area Council invites you to join your neighbors at the Women's Club in Newton Highlands, 72 Columbus St, at 7:30 PM for a community meeting to update residents on issues within the Highlands.
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Newton Memorial Veterans Parade Sunday, May 19, 2013 (The Sunday BEFORE Memorial Day)

May 3, 2013 
Mayor Setti Warren and WWII Veteran and Grand Marshall Frank Dippo invite you to the Newton Memorial Veterans Parade. See the Shriners, Newton Youth League, Newton and Watertown Police Departments and more! See Details here.


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Senior Medicare Patrol

April 26, 2013 
This free workshop will address how to prevent healthcare errors, fraud, and abuse and how to understand the Medicare Summary Notice.
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Grand Opening of Veterans Service Center on May 7

April 23, 2013 
Mayor Setti Warren invites you to the historic grand opening of the Veterans Service Center at Newton Post 440, 295 California Street See All Details

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NewtonSERVES this Sunday

April 23, 2013 
This Sunday, join us for NewtonSERVES, the annual city-wide day of community service. Register for projects in advance through Thursday, or in person on Sunday. Click here for more information.

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The One Fund

April 22, 2013 
Mayor Setti Warren encourages donations to The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help the people and families most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.






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Veteran's Center Drop-In

April 5, 2013 
The City of Newton wants you! All veterans are invited to a new regional Veterans Service Center located at Newton’s American Legion Post 440, 295 California St.

Sat., April 6 Socializing & Drop –in Services 10 am to 2 pm
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Public Meeting on Zoning

April 4, 2013 
All residents are invited to attend a public presentation of the Zoning Ordinance Assessment this Monday, April 8th. Click here for more details.


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A Week of Community Service

April 3, 2013 
Mayor Setti D. Warren announces NewtonServes / Service Week 2013 beginning Sunday, April 28, 2013. This will be a week of service that will bring the 13 villages together as one community. If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities for Service Week 2013 please visit www.newtonma.gov/serviceweek2013
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Yoga for Your Health on April 4

March 27, 2013 
Yoga for Your Health is a free community yoga event going on in the War Memorial from 12-7. Times will vary throughout the day, please see www.newtonma.gov/yoga for more information.
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Mayor's Youth Summit Tonight

March 20, 2013 
The Mayor's Youth Summit II will be held tonight at Brown Middle School from 6 to 9 p.m.

Walk-in space remains available, so all interested participants are encouraged to come for this worthwhile event.

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View Election Results

March 14, 2013 
View unofficial Election night results for March 12 override here







Jackson Homestead closed due to storm

February 7, 2013 
The Jackson Homestead will be closed on Friday February 8 and Saturday February 9 due to the expected blizzard. Please call 617 796 1450 after 11:30am on Sunday February 10 to make sure we're open for Ask the Archivist.
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Antique wallpaper being hung at Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

January 30, 2013 

Many of the papers are new reproductions such as the one pictured here from Waterhouse Wallhangings. Waterhouse says, “Originally printed by woodblock on rectangular and joined sheets of paper, this flowing Arabesque pattern is accredited to Jean Pillement, circa 1760.” This paper will surround the historic furniture vignette in our 1700’s parlor. The furniture set includes a beautiful mahogany tall-case clock made by Benjamin Willard in Lexington around 1769.

For our 1930’s Parlor we have found nearly antique wallpaper circa 1920 from Hannah’s Treasures. In this room will be a very special pair of chairs from Mr. Arthur Dewing’s grandparents. The chairs were a gift to his grandparents at their marriage in 1841 from the father of the bride.

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Newton Mourns the Loss of Alderman Carleton Merrill

January 25, 2013 
It is with deep sadness that the Board of Aldermen announces the passing of Alderman Carleton Merrill who died on January 22, 2013. Alderman Merrill was elected thirteen times to the Board of Aldermen as Alderman-at-Large from Ward 1. He also served as the City of Newton’s Veterans Agent from 1962 until 1995. He was a loyal and devoted public servant of the people of Newton and will be missed.
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Youth Summit II Action Groups

January 10, 2013 

Teens and adults are invited and encouraged to join action groups based on the October 2012 Newton Youth Summit. The first action group meetings will take place on January 15th & 17th at 5:30pm.

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Evidence of Historic Fire at Durant Kenrick House and Grounds

January 9, 2013 

As the carpenters are finishing up the interior of the Durant-Kenrick house, we recently went around to survey and photograph some of the framing details before they got covered up with the final layers of plaster, wood and paint. We discovered an interesting bit of the history of the house- evidence of a small chimney fire! Charred beams were exposed when the plaster and lathe were removed for the running of electrical wires. Sometime in the past the family must have had a bit of a fright when the flames appeared, but the fire must have been contained pretty quickly as the charring does not extend more than a few feet along the beam.

This is along the edge where the ceiling meets the wall above the fireplace in what will be called the “Kenrick Parlor.” When this room is finished it will have an engaging exhibit about the Kenrick nursery and 19th century Horticulture, and gorgeous Neo-classical furniture from the Dewing Collection.

Note the marks of the hewing axe in the lower right corner of the picture. This beam of wood was shaped by hand when the house was first built.

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A City of Villages

January 8, 2013 
This year’s Newton History Series – an annual collaboration between Historic Newton and the Newton Free Library – will delve into the histories of Newton’s villages. Newton is unique among New England cities because it does not have one city center, but rather is divided into 13 villages, each with its own post office and distinct personality. Though any Newton resident can easily tell you which village they live in, there are no official lines that separate them. In an effort to learn more about how each of these villages came to be the distinct areas they are today, we are offering this series looking at the history of Newton’s villages and how they come together to make up our city.
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Mayor's Open House Today

December 31, 2012 
Today, Monday, December 31st, residents of all ages are cordially invited to join us the for the annual Mayor’s New Year’s Open House at City Hall.
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Mayor's Remarks at Newtown Vigil

December 19, 2012 
This evening we are here to send our thoughts, prayers and unequivocal support to the town of Newtown, CT. As our nation mourns, more questions than answers arise about how this horrific event could take place.
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Yard Waste Collections Conclude

December 17, 2012 
The City of Newton's curbside collection of Yard Waste will conclude for the year on your regular collection day the week of December 17th. More Info


Town Hall at Angier Elementary

December 4, 2012 
Mayor Warren is hosting a series of Town Hall Meetings to answer questions regarding his override package to address Newton's critical needs in Education, Public Safety and Infrastructure. Our next Town Hall Meeting will be at Angier Elementary School, 1697 Beacon St., on Thursday, December 13 beginning at 7:00 pm. Override Information


Fiscal Year 2013 Assessments are Posted

November 16, 2012 
As required by Massachusetts state law, the fiscal year 2013 values reflect fair market value of properties as of January 1, 2012. Click on the Assessor’s Database to view fiscal year 2013 assessed values. Click here for more info

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Coyote/Wild Turkey Informational Meeting

November 12, 2012 
On Thursday Nov. 15th, all residents are invited to an informative presentation and discussion of the wildlife population in Newton. Experts from the Massachusetts Department of Wildlife will be on hand specifically to discuss the coyote and wild turkey populations in Newton.
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Board of Aldermen to Begin Discussion of Mayor's Proposed Overrides

November 9, 2012 
On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, the Board of Aldermen will begin discussion of the Mayor's Proposed Overrides at the conlcusion of the Capital Improvement Plan Hearing



Public Hearing on the FY14-FY18 Capital Improvement Plan

October 31, 2012 
The Board of Aldermen will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on the Mayor's FY14-FY18 Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at 7:45 pm in the Aldermanic Chamber at Newton City Hall.



Register to Vote

October 17, 2012 
The last day to register to vote in this election is Wednesday, October 17 (office closes at 8pm). Election: Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Poll Hours: 7am-8pm



Youth Summit

October 10, 2012 
Mayor Warren is hosting a Youth Summit to help parents and the larger community understand the challenges facing our teens, to have teens authentically express their experiences, and to coalesce as a community to support teens.

The Summit will be held from 6 to 9 P.M. on Thursday October 11, 2012 at Oak Hill Middle School, 130 Wheeler Road in Newton.

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Painting of Durant-Kenrick House

September 21, 2012 
(Newton, MA September 21, 2012) Historic Newton's work to transform the historic 1734 Durant- Kenrick House and Grounds on Waverly Avenue to an education center is going green, in a most visible way, starting next week as crews begin painting the house the historic color “verdigris”—a bright green.
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9th Annual Trade and Recycle Day - Saturday October 13th

September 17, 2012 
Held at the Recycling Depot at Rumford Ave (115 Rumford Ave). Clean out clutter without adding to the waste stream.

Swapping and Donating…Recycling and Reuse...bring along useful but unwanted belongings for swapping or donating. Bring your stuff, or just come along & pick something up - for free!
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Hydrant Flushing

September 5, 2012 
Beginning September 3, 2012 and continuing to November 1, 2012 between the hours of 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM fire department personnel will be conducting fire hydrant flushing throughout the city weather permitting. Click here for more info.
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Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Much in the News

August 17, 2012 
There has been a lot of publicity recently about mosquito-borne illnesses and spraying. Around the country, West Nile Virus (WNV) infection is on the increase this season, and in some cases the infection has been fatal. In Massachusetts Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is the most feared mosquito-borne viral infection. While mosquito pools have tested positive for EEE, there have not been human cases in Massachusetts so far this year. Last week, the first human case of WNV infection was identified in a community not far from Newton.
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Only a Few Weeks Left to Experience the Romance of Norumbega Park - Exhibit Closing at the end of August!

August 1, 2012 
One of our most popular exhibits ever, Norumbega: Romance and Recreation by the River, will be closing at the end of the month to make way for a new exhibit about Annie Cobb, arguably the first woman architect in America, and a resident and designer in Newton Highlands in the 1870's. Come visit the Norumbega exhibition one more time and add your memories to the book, before it closes on August 29th.
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Recreation and Open Space Plan

July 31, 2012 
July 31, 2012 – The Planning and Development Board will be voting on the Recreation and Open Space Plan Update at their August 6, 2012 meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Druker Auditorium at the Newton Free Library (330 Homer Street). The Recreation/Open Space Plan Advisory Committee will continue receiving comments on the Plan Update as a courtesy to the public.Click here for more information.

City of Newton to Conduct Smoke Testing

July 27, 2012 
In order to improve sanitary sewer service, on behalf of the City of Newton, Weston & Sampson will be conducting smoke testing on portions of the sanitary sewer system from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, between July 30, 2012 to September 28, 2012, weather permitting. Testing will be performed in the northwest section of the city. The area is generally located in the area bound by Waltham to the north, Wellesley to the west, Beacon Street to the south, and Walnut Street to the east.
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2012 Historic Newton Walks

July 3, 2012 
Join us for some of our walks this summer to learn fascinating facts and get some excercise at the same time. Learn about what Newton Corner looked like before the Turnpike Extension came through, discover the life lived by the "social set" at the Shaw estate before it became Mt. Ida College, or uncover the Abolitionist colony that lived on West Newton Hill in the mid-1800s. Click "More" for a full schedule.
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Newtonville Street Banner Design Competition

June 19, 2012 
The City will be hanging banners from 20 street light poles in Newtonville, and we are currently welcoming design ideas. Click here for more info.

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Historic Newton Board Elects Carl M. Cohen President

June 18, 2012 
Historic Newton has elected Carl M. Cohen of Newton as its new President of the Board. Carl succeeds Anne Larner and brings his business acumen, academic experience, and extensive knowledge of Historic Newton and the city of Newton to this position.
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Upper Falls Area Council Meeting

May 22, 2012 
The next meeting of the Newton Upper Falls Area Council will be at the Emerson Community Center, 45 Pettee St., on June 21, at 7:00 PM. Agenda will be posted on our website (click on link above). Everyone is welcome.
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Newton North Students Create Melanoma Video

May 18, 2012 
Prom season is often a tempting time for students who might consider going to a tanning salon in preparation for prom. But as a group of Newton North High School students explains in a video they created about melanoma risks, it's just not worth it.

The students created the video for the school's health week in May, with guidance from School Nurse Rozanne Milner.

You can watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQOY69o1DGk
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Newton Highlands Area Council Meeting

May 6, 2012 
The next meeting will be at 7:30 PM on June 7th at the Brigham Community House.





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NewtonSERVES - April 29

April 12, 2012 
Click here to sign up for NewtonSERVES on April 29th, our annual city wide day of community service







April 9, 2012 Finance Committee Public Hearing

March 20, 2012 
The Finance Committee of the Board of Aldermen will hold a Public Hearing on April 9, 2012 at 7 p.m. in Room 222 regarding the Mayor's proposal to establish a Financial Information Systems Department.
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Yard Waste Collections Resume April 9th

March 9, 2012 
Weather permitting, yard waste collections will resume on your collection day the week of April 9th and continue weekly until the week of December 17th. Please see guidelines for proper preparation.
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Public Art RFP: NewtonSERVES BoxART Project

March 8, 2012 
The City of Newton through its Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs, Newton Community Pride (NewtonSERVES), and the Department of Public Works Environmental Affairs Division invite artists to participate in a Public Art Project: NewtonSERVES BoxART – Newton’s Utility Box Art Pilot Program.
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Free CPR/AED Course Sunday, March 11

March 7, 2012 
The City of Newton is partnering with Cataldo Ambulance Service, Inc. to offer a free Family & Friends CPR class for Newton residents. $0Family & Friends CPR is an American Heart Association program for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a certification card for their job or volunteer position. Participants will learn how to: $0
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March 21, 2012 Public Hearing

March 7, 2012 
The Public Facilities Committee of the Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing on March 21, 2012 at 7 p.m. in Room 209, City Hall. The Committee will hear a request for a grant of location filed by NStar Electric for the removal and addition of a utility pole on Adams Avenue in West Newton.

Zoning Amendments Public Hearing March 22, 2012

March 7, 2012 
Two proposed zoning amendments related to possible development at Riverside in Auburndale are scheduled for public hearing on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at at 7:15 PM, Second Floor, Newton City Hall before the Zoning & Planning Committee and the Planning & Development Board.
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Election Information

March 2, 2012 
The Massachusetts Presidential Primary will be held on Tuesday, March 6th. Polls will be open from 7am-8pm. You may view unofficial results after 8pm here. Please be advised, redistricting may have affected your ward/precinct and polling location. To determine where your current polling location is, click here.
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Welcome from Commissioner Dori Zaleznik

February 23, 2012 
Welcome to the Newton Department of Health and Human Services Website. I am Dori Zaleznik, the Commissioner of this department. We have reorganized our site to help you to get the information you need more easily. The mission of the department is to protect, promote and sustain the health, harmony, and well-being of all Newton residents, in a culturally-sensitive, customer-friendly manner. Our focus is on prevention.
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Sharps Disposal Program

January 31, 2012 
Newton residents may bring sharps for safe disposal to the Health Department at City Hall during regular business hours. Sharps must be in a sturdy plastic container such as a laundry detergent bottle or red medical waste container.
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$10M prize offered to transform health care

January 12, 2012 
WASHINGTON - Organizers of the X Prize, who have set up contests for space travel, DNA research and super-efficient cars, said on Tuesday they are offering $10 million to the winner of a contest to transform the health of people in a small U.S. community.
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Alderman Linsky - Fall 2010 Constituent Report

November 10, 2011 
Stephen M. Linsky – Ward 2 Alderman

Fall 2010 Constituent Update

Hello Everyone:

As always, it’s wonderful to be able to report to you on my service this past year as your ward representative on the Board of Aldermen. In addition to issuing annual reports and publishing notices in the Newton TAB, I periodically post items, including this report, on the city’s website at: http://www.ci.newton.ma.us/Aldermen/pix/ward2.htm. I also hold monthly constituent office hours at the Newton Senior Center. Below are a few of the more important developments:

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Passports & International Travel

November 4, 2011 
ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air, sea or land between the United States and any foreign country including Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda must carry a valid passport.
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Medication Take Back Day

October 7, 2011 
A Medication Take Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29. See the flyer for more information. (PDF)




West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes from Newton

August 25, 2011 
For more information, view the official Press Release here. (PDF)


Constituent Advisory - Alderman Linsky

July 21, 2011 

Constituent Advisory - July 21, 2011

Lowell Avenue/Washington Street Intersection
Pedestrian Crossing Re-design and Re-construction Project

The City is in the process of re-designing and re-constructing the intersection of Washington Street and Lowell Avenue for the purpose of better accommodating pedestrian access and safety. This project is funded with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) monies.

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