Affordable Housing: Topic Meeting

Bring your brown-bag lunch, or NEW! join us by teleconference!
Wed, Nov 12, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
NewTV, 23 Needham St., Newton

NOTE: For this meeting, we will be attempting to offer the ability to join via teleconference as well.  Please contact us if you like to try joining and need details!

The term “Affordable Housing” is used frequently, and all are aware of increasing price of housing in the City.  But most of us have questions.  Join to us to hear Eve Tapper and James Freas of Newton’s Planning Department answer questions such as:

  • What does the term really mean?
  • What is the actual state of housing in the City?
  • How do we compare with other communities and where we want to be?
  • What can City Government and others do to ensure that there is an adequate supply of affordable housing options?

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October Topic Meeting: Managing Stormwater

Attendees at the topic meeting on Wednesday October 8 were full of questions for Pallavi Mande of the Charles River Watershed Association (CWRA), who made a very informative presentation (pdf, 6MB) about their Blue Cities initiative [Read more…]

Topic Meeting on November’s Ballot Questions

Did you know that there are four ballot questions this year?  Hear all about the pros and cons of each with LWVN members on:

Wednesday, September 10
11:30 am – 1:00 p.m.
NewTV conference room

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Get Ready for 2014 Election Season

What are we voting for this year?  Who is running?  What are the ballot questions about, anyway?  These are all good questions to ask yourself as we head into the last few months of the 2014 election season.  The League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) can answer them all and wants to be sure you are an informed and educated voter!  Join us as we head into the last two months of the election season as we host candidate debates, a topic meeting about the ballot questions, and  more as we move later into the fall.

Transportation Information Meeting on November 14th, 11:30 am and 7 pm

The Massachusetts LWV recently adopted new Transportation Positions.  Newton LWV Environmental Committee is holding an informational meeting November 14 at NewTV at noon and 7 pm to discuss these new League positions and a concurrence proposal for the Newton League to vote on at our annual meeting.
Click 2013 LWVN Transportation Discussion Book for the LWVN Transportation Discussion Book with information on the new positions and three discussion questions for potential new local transportation positions.
Please join the discussion - Nov. 14, 11:30 or 7 pm in the NewTV conference room.  If you have any questions, please contact Lucia at 617-332-1893 or

LWVN May Topic Meeting – Money and Politics: Defining the Problem, Exploring Solutions

Join the League for a lively and informative presentation and discussion about money and politics.

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm

Where: NewTV Conference Room, 23 Needham Street, Newton Highlands

For more information, please email

LWVN March Topic Meeting – Local Program Planning

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: NewTV Conference Room, 23 Needham Street, Newton Highlands

Join us to discuss our program proposals for next year.  We will talk about the local Education Consensus Study, committee reports and proposals, and action priorities for next year.  This is your chance to have input into what the League will be doing next year.

If you would like more information, please visit our League Program Planning page.

LWVN February Topic Meeting – Education Study Update

Join us!

A new LWV Newton Education Committee has been established. The first task was to review previously developed local education positions. For the topic meeting we will be reviewing our recommendations that include re-studying some positions and changing wording for others. Come and be a part of this important effort to update LWVN education positions.

When: Wednesday, February 13, 2013; 7:30-9:00pm

Where: NewTV Conference room, 23 Needham Street, Newton Highlands

For more info:

November Topic Meeting – Newton’s Override Proposal

Join the League this Thursday, November 15, as we discuss the Mayor’s override proposal. Please bring your questions, concerns, and opinions. We will have information and handouts for you to bring home.

We will be holding two meetings on Thursday, at two different times and locations:

·      Thursday, November 15, 11:30am-1:00pm, NewTV Conference Room, 23 Needham Street, Newton Highlands

·      Thursday, November 15, 7:30-9:00pm, Waban Library, 1608 Beacon Street, Waban

Please note that each meeting will cover the same information; you are welcome to attend either or both meetings.

For more information, please email Sue and Anne at

October Topic Meeting – 2012 State Ballot Questions

Join the League this Thursday, October 15, as we discuss this year’s ballot questions.  The League does not have positions on the ballot questions, but, in order to help clarify the issues for voters, League members will present the arguments both for and against the questions.  Handouts will be available for you to bring home.

We will be discussing the following questions:

Question 1 (law proposed by initiative petition): Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information

Question 2 (law proposed by initiative petition): Prescribing Medication to End Life

Question 3 (law proposed by initiative petition): Medical Use of Marijuana

Question 4 (nonbinding question): “Budget for All” Referendum

Question 5 (nonbinding question): Call for Constitutional Amendment about constitutional rights of corporations and money in politics

  • Thursday, October 18, 2012, 11:30am – 1:00pm
  • NewTV Conference Room, 23 Needham Street
  • Brown bag lunches welcome!  Light refreshments will be served
  • For more information: email

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