21 New Voter Registrations at Harvest Fair

Congratulations to Tami Roberts and Sharyn Roberts for a great job at Harvest Fair, registering 21 new voters!

Discussion on Opioids in Our Community, Thursday, October 25th

Opioids and Our Community

October 25th

6:30pm – 8:30 pm

First Baptist Church,  848 Beacon Street, Newton Center

Featuring a panel discussion with:

  • Scott Weiner, MD, Brigham &Women’s Hospital
  • Brian DeLeskey, LICSW, Prevention Intervention Counselor, Newton South High School
  • Deborah Youngblood, PhD, Newton Commissioner of Health and Human Services

Interactive workshops will follow the panel discussion.

Consider applying for Newton’s Blue Ribbon Compensation Commission

The City Council is establishing a Blue Ribbon Commission to look at compensation for our elected officials–the Mayor, City Council and School Committee members.  Nine to fifteen community members, chosen by City Council President Marc Laredo,  will begin their evaluation in January, 2019, with results and recommendations to be reported to the City Council in June, 2019.  No prior compensation experience is required, but those interested do need to send their resumes and cover letters to City Clerk David Olson. Those chosen for the commission will be announced December 14, 2018.

For more information, please read the attached letter: 10-09-18 Compensation Commission

Yes, you CAN vote early in state and special municipal elections!!

Here’s the early voting information from the City of Newton Elections Office:

Early Voting is available for both Elections

Newton City Hall – 1000 Commonwealth Avenue
October 22 – 25, 2018, 8:30 am to 8:00 pm.
October 26, 2018, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
October 29 – November 1, 2018, 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
November 2, 2018, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Newton North High School – 457 Walnut Street
October 27 & 28, 2018, Noon  to 5:00 pm

Newton South High School – 140 Brandeis Road
October 27 & 28, 2018, Noon to 5:00 pm

Golda Meir House – 160 Stanton Avenue (Limited Parking)
October 24, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lasell Village – 120 Seminary Avenue
October 25, 2018, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Coleman House – 677 Winchester Street
October 29, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Evans Park – 430 Centre Street
October 30, 2018, 9:00 am – Noon

October 18th Topic Meeting: What are all the November ballot questions about?

What are all the November ballot questions about?  Come learn with LWVN!

It’s almost time to decide how you’ll vote on the upcoming state and local ballot questions in November. This year there are three state ballot questions, and two local ballot questions. If you still don’t know what the ballot questions are about, or don’t have the facts you need to vote, we can help.

Join members of the League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) on Thursday, October 18th from 8:00 am – 9:30 am at the Durant-Kenrick House (286 Waverley Ave, Newton) as we hear from presenters on both sides of the issues for state ballot Question 1 regarding patient-to-nurse limits and the Newton ballot questions regarding the dispensation of marijuana.  Attendees will have an opportunity to ask presenters from each side questions at the end of each presentation. RSVPs to info@lwvnewton.org are appreciated!

Can’t join us on the 18th?  Our program on state ballot Question 1 will be taped soon and shown in late October.  For a discussion of state ballot Questions 2 and 3, watch the latest episode of ‘The League Presents’ on NewTV with guest Holly Gunner and LWVN Vice-President Lisa Mirabile.  The link to the program is:  https://newtv.org/recent-videos-community/120-the-league-presents/5302-ballot-questions-2-and-3.

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