Massachusetts Leadership in the Woman Suffrage Movement by Barbara Berenson on June 5th

From the Newton Free Library:  Few know that Massachusetts was at the center of the nation’s revolutionary struggle for woman suffrage. A battle waged over historical memory obscured the state’s role—until now. Join Barbara Berenson, author of Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers, for a talk on the role of Massachusetts women in the suffrage movement. A book sale will follow. The program is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services and Historic Newton.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium, Newton Free Library, 7 pm- 9 pm

Updated Annual Meeting Workbook available here

Oops–sorry!  We were missing the report on voter registration, and a few numbers in the budget didn’t transfer over to the workbook. The corrected version is now available here:  Annual Meeting Workbook 2018

LWVN Local Action Meeting on stormwater and sewage on Friday, June 8, 11 am

Join LWVN members for a Local Action Meeting, Friday, June 8 at 11 am in the Newton Library, study room 2H (second floor).  The topic will be a stormwater and sewage update, looking at what has happened in the City since LWVN’s 2010 forum “The Floods Next Time”.

Contact Newton City Council about Proposed Changes/Limits in Zoning NOW

On Tuesday evening, May 29th, the Newton City Council will be voting on proposed changes to zoning in our city.  Perhaps you saw the article in the Boston Globe which started

Newton city officials will hold a public hearing Tuesday, May 29, on a package of proposed zoning amendments that would curtail the size and construction of mixed-use residential developments.

One of the measures — proposed by Ward 4 Councilor-at-large Leonard Gentile — calls for a moratorium on zoning changes and construction along the city’s Washington Street corridor.

Two other measures would limit the size of residential portions of mixed-use developments, plus potentially impose size restrictions or a moratorium on those projects.

You can read the rest of the story here:  Boston Globe on Newton Zoning

Please contact the City Council with your thoughts by emailing City Clerk David Olson at or the City Council directly at as soon as you can.

RSVP today for LWVN Annual Meeting on June 14th, 6 pm

RSVP today for the LWVN 2018 Annual Meeting here.

Please join LWVN members at the LWVN Annual Meeting on June 14th at The Social in Newton Corner, starting at 6 pm with some social time.  Mayor Ruthanne Fuller will speak at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner and annual meeting business, including voting in next year’s Board.

Tickets will be $25 per person (with a cash bar). You can RSVP for the event and pay in advance by clicking here:  Annual Meeting 2018 RSVP

The Social restaurant, where the former Applebee’s was, is accessible and has parking available.

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