LWVN 2013 Voters Guide Is Here!

The League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) is pleased to present our 2013 Voters Guide!  This guide is intended to help inform voters about the views of all the candidates for Mayor, Board of Aldermen and School Committee.  Please click here for the guide:  LWVN 2013 Municipal Voters Guide

All candidates for these offices were asked to respond to three questions posed by LWVN, with each answer no more than 75 words, with biographical information limited to 50 words.  LWVN has not edited or spell-checked any responses, and takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the responses.  Information about voting is also printed throughout the guide.

LWVN thanks The Village Bank for its sponsorship, allowing us to help educate and inform Newton voters about the candidates.

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Update on Newton Free Library/LWVN Mayoral Debate:  This debate will be shown on NewTV’s Community Channel at the following times:  

    • Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 pm
    • Thursday, October 31, 1:30 pm
    • Friday, November 1, 9:00 am
    • Saturday, November 2,  9:00 pm.

Mayoral, Aldermen, and School Committee Debates on NewTV

Watch the most recent Mayoral Debate, recorded on Tuesday, October 22, at the Newton Free Library, on NewTV today (Saturday, October 26) at 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, October 30th 6:30 p.m.  The show will air on the Community (Blue) channel.  

Voters can also find debates for Wards 1 and 2 Ward Alderman, Ward 5 Alderman-at-Large and Ward 2 School Committee on the NewTV website, by clicking here:  NewTV/ LWVN Debates.  Scroll down to the debate you want to watch and then click.  You can see the whole program whenever you want!

Our thanks to NewTV and the Newton Free Library for sponsoring the debates with LWVN!

Mayoral Debate at the Newton Free Library on Tuesday, October 22

Join LWVN members for an interesting and informative evening with the two candidates for Mayor of Newton, Mayor Setti Warren and Alderman Ted Hess-Mahan.  The event will start at 7 p.m. in the Druker Auditorium at the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street in Newton.  

Send your questions in advance to info@lwvnewton.org or bring them with you and write them on index cards for our question sorters!  We will try to get to as many questions and topics as possible, though might combine some that are on the same topic. 

We thank the Newton Free Library for sponsoring this event, and Jo-Ann Berry, of the League of Women Voters of Action, for moderating.

Early Childhood Education Forum this Wednesday, October 16, at 7 p.m.

The first five years of a child’s life are crucial in building the foundation for educational attainment and greatly impacts success or failure in later life.  What are we doing in Newton and  Massachusetts to give our students the building blocks they need for future success?

JOIN US on Wednesday, October 16th from 7:00 – 8:45 pm at the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton, 675 Watertown Street for a discussion of early childhood education.   

Presenters:

Amy O’Leary, Early Education for All Campaign Director 

Amy O’Leary is director of Early Education for All, a campaign of Strategies for Children, an advocacy and policy organization that works to ensure that children in Massachusetts have access to high-quality early education and become proficient readers by the end of third grade. 

Beverly Mobilia, Newton Community Partnerships for Children and Families Coordinator

Newton Community Partnerships for Children and Families (CPCF) is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and administered by the Newton Public Schools.  The mission of the CPCF is to enhance the quality of services for Newton’s children, pre-birth through five years, and their families in a visible, productive, culturally sensitive and accessible manner.  The Council supports families by maintaining and increasing communication and collaboration among programs and agencies serving young children and their families.

This event is a collaboration between the League of Women Voters Newton and the  John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton.

Candidates’ Debates This Thursday–New Time!!

LWVN and NewTV are co-sponsoring debates this Thursday, October 10, for contested Ward 1 Ward Alderman and Ward 2 School Committee seats.  The debates will be shown live on NewTV.org and the NewTV Government Channel.  Submit your questions early to info@lwvnewton.org, or the evening of the events at Facebook.com/NewTV and Twitter:  New_TV.  Viewers are also welcome to watch in the NewTV conference room at 23 Needham Street, Newton, during the events.  

The  ***NEW*** schedule is:

5:00 pm Ward 1 Ward Alderman

8:30 pm Ward 2 School Committee

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