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Blue Ribbon Commission on Elected Official Compensation to be Formed

October 12, 2018 

The City Council passed a resolution asking that the City Council President appoint a Blue Ribbon Commission to examine the salaries and benefits that Newton’s elected officials (the Mayor and members of the City Council and the School Committee) receive for their service and to make recommendations for future changes to those salaries and benefits.

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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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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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Finance Committee

March 3, 2017 

The Finance Committee of the City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm in Room 211 to discuss the design and feasibility funding for the 70 Crescent Street affordable housing and park project.

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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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Day 1 of Early Voting Complete

October 24, 2016 

Newton City Hall opened this morning at 8:30 am for Newton residents to take advantage of Early Voting and cast their ballot for the November 8, 2016 Presidential/State Election. At the close of voting at 8:00 pm 1,583 voters had cast their ballot.

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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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Early Voting Is Here!

October 3, 2016 

For the first time in Massachusetts, all registered voters will be able to vote before Election Day. Early Voting will begin on October 24th and continue through November 4th, 2016.

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New Pet Waste Program

July 25, 2016 


The Parks & Recreation Department has placed 24 Pet Waste containers at different locations throughout the city. These barrels will be emptied on a contractual basis by a company that specializes in the removal of pet waste.

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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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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.

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

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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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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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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