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 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.   


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 and the NewTV Government Channel.  Submit your questions early to, or the evening of the events at 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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