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10 Winter Safety Tips

January 19, 2019 

Winter’s here! That means it’s time for snow, sleet, freezing rain, and extreme cold. Here are 10 tips to stay safe before, during, and after a winter storm.

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Help Clear Snow from Fire Hydrants

January 19, 2019 
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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Flood Prevention

November 15, 2018 

In order to keep our Rivers, Lakes, Streams and Ponds clean and to prevent flooding, resident should bag, mulch or compost your leaves, but do not rake them into the street or dump them down storm drains. Read More

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Wondering about Weed?

November 13, 2018 

November 28th 6:30-8pm, The Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst (Campus Center, 777 Dedham St., Newton)

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller will introduce local experts Kevin Hill, MD and Nicole Danforth, MD who will enlighten us with myths and facts about marijuana science, health risks & benefits, adolescents & the developing brain and adult recreational and medical marijuana use.

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Poll Workers Wanted

July 13, 2018 

The 2018 Election Season will be starting in September, and the City Clerk's Office is looking for Newton residents who would be willing to be Poll Workers on September 4, 2018 and November 6, 2018.

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April 9, 2018 

MassBio® Announces New BioReady® Communities Well-Positioned to Support Life Sciences Growth in Massachusetts Ashland, Everett and Newton Upgraded to Gold; Norton and Auburn Join List March 27, 2018 (CAMBRIDGE, MA) – The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio®) has upgraded Ashland, Everett and Newton to Gold BioReady® Communities, and has added Norton and Auburn to its list of esteemed BioReady Communities, announced at the MassBio Annual Meeting last week.

To learn more, visit MassBio’s BioReady Communities web page

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Newton Initiates Strategy to Remediate Lead

March 20, 2018 

Because of national health concerns about lead in drinking water, the Mayor and City departments took the unprecedented step to identify public drinking water sources and water systems, to test for lead, and to remediate problems identified in the last three months.

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Newton Power Choice Program

March 19, 2018 

The City of Newton is developing a plan for a new electricity program called Newton Power Choice, which will provide an opportunity for Newton to significantly increase the amount of renewable energy in the community’s electricity supply.

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Pool Closing Tips 2017

September 11, 2017 

As the swimming season ends, the Department of Public Works is providing tips for draining pools and spas that will help minimize impacts to your neighbors and the environment.

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Hydrant Inspection/Flushing Information

July 17, 2017 

Beginning April 27, 2017 and continuing through Fall 2017 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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Overnight Work in Auburndale Square

July 7, 2017 

The City of Newton will be performing work in Auburndale Square throughout the month of July, a few days of which will be during the overnight hours. Please continue reading for full listing of dates, work, etc.

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Memorial Day Parade this Sunday at 3:00pm

May 25, 2017 

All are invited to join us for the annual Memorial Day Parade this Sunday, May 28th beginning at 3:00pm at Newton North High School. The parade will head north on Walnut Street, and turn right on Watertown Street before ending at Colletti-Magni Park. Please click here for more info.

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Blood Drive

May 9, 2017 

June 6th

The Dana Farber Cancer Institute/ Brigham and Women’s Hospital Blood Mobile will be at Newton City Hall (1000 Commonwealth Ave.) in the War Memorial Circle for a blood drive.

Appointments: (appointments are recommended, walk-ins will be taken as time allows).

Questions about eligibility, please email: or call 617-632-3206.

*All blood collected benefits patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR NEW DONORS

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2017 City Census - Last Call to Respond

May 8, 2017 

The City Clerk’s Office announces Last Call for the 2017 City Census. The majority of Newton’s residents have returned their 2017 Census forms, but if you have been procrastinating in getting your form returned to the Clerk’s Office, and you have no changes on the form, you can now respond to the census on-line.

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Highs and Lows Community Event April 25

March 16, 2017 

Join us April 25 for a judgment-free conversation among teens and adults about the risks and realities of drug and alcohol use. All are welcome in the Newton South Cafeteria from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call the Health and Human Services Department at 617-796-1420.

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Flu Vaccine Still Available

January 5, 2017 

Reports of influenza cases are increasing, as expected for this time of year. And so far, the main type of flu that's making people sick this season is in the vaccine. If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet this year, it's not too late! Call the public health nurse at 617-796-1420 to choose a time to stop by City Hall for your shot.

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Zoning Redesign Open House

November 29, 2016 

Join the Planning & Development Department for a two-day open house about zoning in Newton on Saturday, December 3rd from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Sunday December 4th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Newton Innovation Center, 124 Vernon Street.

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Winter Snow Parking Restrictions

November 16, 2016 

November 15th through 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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Presidential/State Election - Vote Today!

November 8, 2016 

Polls open at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm. For more information, visit the Elections webpage HERE

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Highland Ave Bridge Demolition

November 2, 2016 

This weekend, 11/4-11/6, Highland Ave over I-95 will be detoured to allow the demolition of the existing bridge, creating significant traffic delays in the area.

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Voter Registration Deadline Fast Approaching

October 18, 2016 

The Voter Registration deadline for the November 8, 2016 Presidential Election is fast approaching. Voters must be registered by Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm. The City Clerk's Office will be open extended hours on Wednesday to assist with voter registration.

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Labor Day Trash Pickup Delay

September 2, 2016 

Trash pick up will be delayed one day City wide due to Labor Day. Please put your trash and recycling bins curbside one day after your regular pick up day.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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:

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.

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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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.

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:

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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.


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.
See Press Release

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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

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.

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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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.
Full Details Here
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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.

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

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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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

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

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

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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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.

More Info

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 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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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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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

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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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

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

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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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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