Seats still available for the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast tomorrow!

We still have a few seats at the LWVN table for tomorrow’s Newton Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast, starting at 7:15 am.  The breakfast is held at McElroy Commons on the main Boston College campus.  This year, the featured speaker is Attorney General Maura Healey.

If you are interested in attending, please contact info@lwvnewton.org for more info.

Listen to Attorney General Maura Healey at the Newton Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast

Sit with other LWVN members at the upcoming Newton Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday, May 20th, starting at 7:15 am.  The breakfast is held at McElroy Commons on the main Boston College campus.  This year, the featured speaker is Attorney General Maura Healey.

Seats are going fast, so if you are interested in attending, please contact info@lwvnewton.org for more info.

Zoning Reform: Defining the Future Newton – Topic Meeting

Please join us
Wed, May 13, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
NewTV, 23 Needham St., Newton

Brown-bag lunches welcome

Zoning is the means by which the City controls the use of land and defines the rights that landowners have to develop their properties.  Zoning describes the uses, density, coverage, and other aspects of what we can put on our residential and commercial land.

Newton’s current zoning ordinance dates back to the early 1950’s and has been updated several times since that time.  However, the ordinance has never been comprehensively updated to reflect the City’s comprehensive plan or to address other prospective city goals.

The City’s Planning Department and Aldermen are in the process of completing Phase I of Zoning Reform – in which the current ordinance has been made more legible, better organized, and where known contradictions have been removed or addressed.  The City is now on the verge of beginning Phase II, which will update the policies and zones themselves.

Our speaker will be James Freas, Acting Director of Planning and Development.  James will provide an overview of the process to date and the issues to be addressed in the coming phases.  He will speak for 15 minutes, followed by open discussion among all attendees.

Save the date for the LWVN Annual Meeting!

Join LWVN members at our Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 28th, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm at the Durant-Kenrick House, 286 Waverley Avenue.  Look for more info to come!

Champagne and Chocolate Fundraiser on Sunday, April 26th!

It’s not too late!!  Come join LWVN members at the All Newton Music School at 4:30 p.m. to hear Judge Gordon Martin, author of Count Them One By One:  Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote.  Judge Gordon Martin will talk about his involvement in a voting rights case when he was a lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice in 1961, and will bring us up-to-date on the state of voting rights today.  This is an LWVN fundraiser with refreshments (champagne and chocolate!).   Tickets are $50 each, and get a special gift if you come in your Newton Serves t-shirt.  RSVP today or just stop by on Sunday.

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