Week in Review: Frank Retires, Crosswalk Stings and Holidays Arrive in Newton
If you missed some headlines in Newton this week, catch up on your news in our week in review.
- The week started off with big political news when Barney Frank announced he would not seek reelection in 2012. Frank held a press conference Monday afternoon where he cited changes in the Fourth Congressional District as one of the major reasons why he decided to retire.
- Newton and Boston College Police held crosswalk stings on Monday and ended up citing 26 drivers at four sting locations in the city.
- The Newton School Committee met Monday night and learned that the district's enrollment is still on the rise. The committee also discussed matters around facilities as well as the fiscal 2013 budget and fundraising initiatives.
- A Newton man who had a history of assault and battery as well as drunk driving was arrested over Thanksgiving weekend for attempted murder. He was held this week after a hearing in Newton District Court.
- A Newton firefighter was honored in Worcester Wednesday at the state's annual "Firefighter of the Year" ceremony.
- The Board of Aldermen met briefly Wednesday night where they decided to stay with the board's current leadership for the 2012-2013 term.
- City Hall held its annual holiday lighting ceremony and sing-a-long Thursday evening.
- Students from MIT presented their final recommendations and report for West Newton Village and Washington Street Thursday night. The group of graduate students has been studying the area for potential development and infrastructure improvements.
- It's going to be a busy day today in Newton: Mayor Setti Warren is holding a Village summit from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Newton North. Then, at 4 p.m., Waban will be holding its annual holiday celebration followed by the tree lighting and Santa visit in Nonantum at 7 p.m. Stay tuned to Patch for coverage and send your holiday photos to Melanie.Graham@patch.com.