Five Things You Need to Know This Week: Jan. 28-Feb. 3
The "Just Think" Expo at Newton North, a town hall meeting with the mayor, a public hearing and saying goodbye to a Newton alderman.
1. Funeral arrangements for Alderman Merrill
A wake will be held for Ward 1 Alderman-at-Large Carleton Merrill on Monday, Jan. 28 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home in Newton Corner. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. in the Newton Cemetery Chapel in Newton Centre, followed by interment with military honors.
2. Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices Expo
Teens and parents/guardians of teens are welcome to attend the Just Think Expo on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. at Newton North. There will be exhibits with information on community resources that promote positive decision making for teens. The free expo will also feature live music.
3. Public hearing on future uses of old Health Department Building
The Newton Board of Aldermen's Real Property & Reuse Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 29 to discuss the potential future uses of the former Newton Centre Library/Health Department Building at 1294 Centre St. A joint advisory planning group (JAPG) has put together a report on the property with suggested uses, including an indoor market or restaurant.
The hearing will be held at 7:45 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chamber at City Hall.
4. Meeting on the Angier rebuilding project
The Angier School Building Committee and the Design Review Committee will meet on Thursday, Jan. 31 to discuss and approve the new building's concept design. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. in the Education Center.
5. Mayor hosts town hall meeting for Ward 3
Mayor Setti Warren is holding additional town hall meetings across the city to discuss his proposed $11.4 million override package. He will hold a meeting in Ward 3 on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Scandinavian Living Center.