Please be Advised. Beginning Wednesday, September 16, 2020, the City Clerk’s Office will be open by Appointment Only for In-person services. Please call 617-796-1200 to make an appointment.
On-line services including Vital Records requests, Business Certificates, Dog Licenses, Public Records Requests, Mail-in Ballot Applications, and Voter registration may all be done through the City Clerk’s webpage.
This change is being put in place to allow the Clerk’s Office time to prepare for the November 3, 2020 State/Presidential Election.
At 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 3, 2020, the Newton City Clerk's Office will finish counting early ballots deposited with the Clerk's Office between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 as ordered by the Massachusetts Supreme Court. The Counting will take place in the Cafeteria of Newton City Hall, basement level, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue.
Summer is a great time to install heat pumps. Despite being called “heat” pumps, they provide air conditioning as well as heating. They are efficient and quiet. They can replace natural gas and heating oil, thereby reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. The program has now selected its two vetted suppliers
Candidates running for State and Federal Offices in 2020
During the Covid-19 Emergency, Newton City Hall will be closed to the public, but the staff will continue to work. Below is the procedure you must use to submit your Newton based nomination papers while the Emergency is in effect.
The Newton City Council will meet fully remotely for the health and safety of Councilors and the public during the Massachusetts Covid-19 State of Emergency.
See the Unofficial Results for the March 3, 2020 Elections. The Special Municipal Election Question to approve the zoning for the Northland Project was Approved
Many of you have reached out this week with your questions and concerns about COVID-19.
The Newton Health and Human Services Department has developed a Frequently Asked Questions section on the COVID-19 webpage. It can be found by scrolling to the bottom here: www.newtonma.gov/covid19. It includes questions and answers about travel, what to do if you think you may have symptoms, and other Newton specific information. We plan to update this resource as we hear more from you about what information you need.
The polling location for Ward 2, Precinct 1 (formerly housed at the Old Horace Mann School on Watertown Street) has moved.
To qualify for the tax deferral program, a property owner:
Must be over 65 years of age as of July 1, 2019
Must have primary residence in Massachusetts for ten years and owned property in the state for five years
Must have occupied the property as of July 1, 2019
Must have a total gross income less than $86,000 per year.
The City Clerk’s Office, on behalf of the Newton Election Commission, has determined that the citizens referendum petition requesting that the City Council repeal or rescind Council Order #425-18, the change of zone for the Northland parcels at Oak and Needham Streets, has a sufficient number of signatures. The certified forms will be open for public inspection in the City Clerk's Office through 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
NewMo transportation services will be provided by Via under a contract with the Department of Senior Services. Riders can request trips to the Senior Center, medical appointments, houses of worship, grocery shopping, and to long-term care facilities within the Garden City. You can also go to any Village center, any sponsored program, event, or building within the city, and to the Needham Street Corridor. You may also go to certain destinations for medical appointments outside of Newton...
In July 2019, Newton City Council passed an ordinance (that expands upon the December 2015 plastic bag reduction ordinance) requiring businesses to provide compostable or reusable bags at checkout instead of plastic bags. The reduction of the use of plastic bags helps protect the marine environment, advances solid waste reduction and protects waterways.
Please visit: www.newtonma.gov/plasticbags
Interested in learning more about affordable rental housing? Don’t know how or where to start? Join us on Nov. 14th at 7pm at the American Legion Nonantum Post 440 for an interactive information session. Come learn about eligibility requirements, waitlists, lotteries, managing applications after you apply, area medium income and more! Hear from experts from Newton Housing Authority, Metrowest Collaborative Development, 2 Life Communities, Veterans Housing, and the City’s Planning and Health and Human Services Department. This event is FREE and open to all Newton residents! RSVP is requested but not required at bit.ly/newtonhousinginfo. Questions, please call 617-796-1420.
A public health regulation is proposed to restrict sales of electronic cigarettes to adult-only (21+) stores.
A public listening session regarding this draft regulation will be held Thursday October 3, 2019 from 7 to 9 p.m. in City Council Chambers at Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave. Newton, MA 02459.
CDC and FDA officials, along with state and local partners, are currently investigating a multistate outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with e-cigarette and marijuana vaping devices.
All are invited to join us for the annual Memorial Day Parade this Sunday, May 26th 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.
City health officials are advising Newton employees and residents to proactively review their measles vaccination status. While there are no current Newton measles cases, the Newton Health and Human Services Department encourages individuals to check their vaccination history because measles outbreaks are occurring throughout the United States and abroad.
2019 Marathon Weekend Spectator Information and Road closues for Sunday and Monday
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
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.
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: tinyurl.com/NewtonJune2017 (appointments are recommended, walk-ins will be taken as time allows).
Questions about eligibility, please email: bloodDonor@partners.org 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
Residents of Ward 8, Precenct 2 are reminded that their polling location has moved from the Memorial-Spaulding School to Temple Beth Avodah at 45 Puddingstone Lane.