Thanks to everyone who came to our forum this evening! Below are the questions we received from the audience, grouped into topic areas, followed by answers from Councilor Deb Crossley. Read more →
YES or NO
Proposed Northland Development Project
on Needham and Oak Streets
Please join us for ….
A Forum on the Upcoming Referendum regarding the Northland Project
Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Newton
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Durant Kendrick House, 286 Waverly Avenue
Newton voters will have a chance to decide the future of the Northland Development Project in a binding referendum election to take place on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 (coinciding with the presidential primary election). The question to be placed before the voters is as follows:
Shall the following measure which was passed by the City Council be approved?
A measure which changes the zoning of parcels of land located at 156 Oak Street, 275-281 Needham Street and 55 Tower Road (commonly known as the Northland Project) from Mixed Use 1 District (MU1) to Business 4 District (BU4). The zoning change would allow for the construction of the Northland Project as described in a special permit and site plan approval granted by the City Council.
Join us on Thursday, February 13th, when the League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) will host a forum to learn more about this referendum question. We will hear from presenters on both sides of the issues and, at the end of the presentations, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions.
See more information about the Northland Project at the City of Newton website.
The Newton Free Library presents
The Abolitionist Origins of the Women’s Suffrage Movement
co-sponsored by LWVN
Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 pm
Join Manisha Sinha, author of The Slaves Cause: A History of Abolition, for a talk that will illuminate the forgotten origins of the women’s suffrage movement in the abolition movement and reconsider the break between abolitionists and some feminists during Reconstruction. Read more →
There’s No Time to Waste – Addressing the Urgency of Climate Change
We invite you to attend a…
Climate Change Forum
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020
7pm – 9pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center
206 Waltham Street, West Newton, MA
The wildfires in Australia, and the flooding of Indonesia and Venice are examples of tragic climate events that have raised alarm bells across the globe. Climate change is here in real time and will feed an increasing number of devastating, extreme weather events. Facing inaction on climate legislation at the federal level, state and local governments must pick up the slack.
Join us on Wednesday, February 26th, when the League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN), together with the Leagues of Framingham, Needham, Wayland, Wellesley and Weston, will co-host a community conversation you won’t want to miss! You’ll learn how Massachusetts can join other states and hundreds of cities across the country working to reduce carbon emissions – “Job One” if we are to avert the worst impacts of climate change.
Discussion topics will include:
- The current state of climate change science and implications for society
- The current status and importance of the regional transportation and climate initiative
- The plan to help transition gas utilities to delivery of clean, safe, renewable energy and the importance of the FUTURE Act
To present this topic, we have assembled an outstanding panel that includes Craig Altemose , Co-Founder and Executive Director of Better Future Project; Jordan Stutt, Carbon Programs Director of the Acadia Center; and Audrey Schulman, Co-founder and Executive Director of HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Team) and/or Zeyneb Magavi (Director, HEET).
State Senator Cynthia Creem, a sponsor of the FUTURE ACT, will be attending as well and providing remarks.
Join us …
Sunday, March 1 – 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Cabot School, 229 Cabot Street
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and get excited for the March 3 Massachusetts primaries by joining the League of Women Voters of Newton for this inaugural event.
Adults and students in grades 8 and above are invited to participate.
This is a FREE event; no expertise is needed, just a will to challenge yourself and have some fun. Come and test your knowledge of civics; federal, state, and local government; and the women’s suffrage movement.
Participants will work together in teams of 3-4 people. Form your own team or register as an individual and we will assign you to a team.
Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information and to register, visit our Civics Challenge page!
This event is presented in collaboration with the Women’s Right-to-Vote-Coalition of Newton and with support from The Village Bank.