Ward 5 Area Council Candidates’ Events

From the Ward 5 Area Council:

On Sunday, October 4 from 2-4:30pm the first session will convene at the Hyde Community Center, 90 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands, and will feature introductions and questions for the 22 candidates running for the Charter Review Commission. This session will be moderated by Gloria Gavris, a retired lawyer and lobbyist and the recent author of E is for Election Day, a book for young readers that encourages children‘s interest in electoral politics. Attendees may submit written questions on cards that will be provided.

Later that same day, the second part of this showcase will feature the candidates for Aldermen-at-Large from Wards 2, 3, 5 and 8 and the School Committee candidates from Wards 2 and 5, all of whom are running in citywide contested races. This second event will be held from 7-9:30pm at the Woman’s Club of Newton Highlands, 72 Columbus St., Newton Highlands. The moderator for this session will be Marjorie Arons-Barron, President of Barron Associates Worldwide, a communications consultancy, and a distinguished print and broadcast journalist, recipient of Emmys and national awards for excellence as editorial director of WCVB-TV, Channel 5. Questions will be taken from the audience.

City of Newton Findings on Housing Strategy–October 1 at 6:30 p.m.

From the Planning and Development Department:

Please join Mayor Warren and the Planning and Development Department on Thursday, October 1st at 6:30 p.m. at the Newton North High School – Little Theater, for the Market Analysis Report Presentation, the second meeting in a 9‐month process of developing a City‐wide Housing Strategy.   www.newtonma.gov/housingstrategy.

Take the City’s Newton Centre and/or Newton Highlands Parking Survey

Parking is an issue that LWVN’s Environmental Issues Committee and Transportation Committee have been educating our members on.

The City of Newton Planning and Development Department are asking Newton residents to participate in an online survey of your experiences parking in Newton Centre.  To take the survey, click on newtoncentreparkingsurvey.com.

There is also a survey of Newton Highlands parking, about the electronic meter parking pilot program.  To take this survey, click on newtonhighlandsparkingsurvey.

Brookline LWV event on land use planning

On Wednesday, October 7, at 6:30 p.m. the League of Women Voters of Brookline (LWVB) will host a public meeting in Brookline Town Hall featuring Anthony Flint, a fellow and director of public affairs at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (and Brookline resident), who will speak on current strategies for land use planning.

For more information from Betsy DeWitt and Janice Kahn on this event, click here.

LWVN Parking Forum now online

LWVN’s Parking Forum, filmed last April, is now available on the NewTV website.  Click Parking Forum to watch it.

Thanks to Brooke Lipsitt for moderating, and to Jessica Robertson, Sean Roche and Rene Khachadourian for participating in the forum.  Thanks as well to Bonnie, Maureen, Barry and Tami for preserving the event on tape, to Ellen Meyers of the Newton Free Library for sponsoring the evening, and to Andreae Downs and LWVN’s Transportation Committee for their hard work in pulling the whole event together!

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