Fundraiser for Puerto Rico planned in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Celebration

On Wednesday, October 11, students will be collecting money at the entrance of Little Theater as they gather for activities marking Newton North's fourth annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration. In addition, there will be a table on Main Street for money collection during all lunch blocks from October 11-26. The money collected during this schoolwide fundraiser will be sent to the Boston Foundation; they will channel the funds to different humanitarian organizations supporting Puerto Rican hurricane victims both on the island and in the U.S.

Safety for walkers, bikers, buses, and cars continues to be discussed at NNHS

Several interested parties gathered this week to observe traffic during drop off. Discussion topics included students' inconsistent use of crosswalks, students' desire for parking spots, parking fees, a shortage of bike racks, teacher parking, 20-minute driver wait times on Elm Road, blocked buses, expanded blue zones, and ways to develop students' sense of independence. See photos on the Newton North PTSO Facebook page

Registered 18-year olds can vote; get up to speed before Election Day on November 7

Registered 18-year olds can vote. Voter registration closes on October 18! Parents/guardians who have college students can fill out an absentee ballot application at City Hall and have a ballot mailed to their student. The suggested deadline is Friday, October 13, to allow time for processing. Click here to learn more about absentee voting.

Take time to get informed about local issues and candidates. 

SEPAC hosts School Committee candidate debate on October 19, 7:00 p.m.

The Newton SEPAC (Special Education Parents Advisory Council) is hosting a moderated debate with the contested School Committee candidates on Thursday, October 19, from 7:00- 9:00 p.m., at The Barry Price Center, 27 Christina Street, Newton Highlands. Space is limited. RSVPs are required; please reply to newtonsepacsecretary@gmail.com

Expected candidates are as follows: 

Environmental Forum for Mayoral candidates to be held October 21

On Saturday, October 21 at 4:30 p.m., the two finalists in Newton’s Mayoral race–Ruthanne Fuller and Scott Lennon–will share their visions for addressing local environmental challenges over the next four years. The location will be in de Witt Hall at Lasell College (80 Maple St. in Auburndale), Attendees are welcome to park in lots P2 and P3 that surround the building. Street parking along Maple Street should also be available.

Come to a pumpkin patch with a purpose on October 7, 11:00 a.m.

Get your pumpkins, have a blast, and help raise funds for a great cause! Newton’s own Team Believe is hosting the best pumpkin patch in town to raise funds for Best Buddies, supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Enjoy fabulous pumpkins and gourds from Wilson Farm, beautiful mums, pumpkin decorating, hot spiced cider, lollipop pull, face-painting and bake sale--join the fun!

City Council candidates gather for moderated discussion October 8, 1:30 p.m.

Newton’s four Neighborhood Area Councils — Newton Highlands, Newton Upper Falls, Newtonville and Waban — will present a moderated discussion for all at-large City Council candidates in contested races on October 8, 1:30 p.m., in the Angier Elementary School’s cafeteria/auditorium, 1697 Beacon Street, Waban. Meet the candidates who are running citywide for positions on the Newton City Council.

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