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Five Things You Need to Know This Week: Dec. 10-16

School Committee meets, a town hall meeting with the mayor and a special concert at the library.

1. School Committee meeting. 

The Newton School Committee will meet on Monday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Education Center. The jam-packed agenda includes discussion on short term space issues, updates on the MCAS scores and a possible vote on the educational specifications for the new Angier Elementary School. The full agenda for Monday's meeting is included in the .pdf section to the right.


2. Land Use Committee meeting.

The Board of Aldermen's Land Use Committee will meet Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in room 222 at City Hall. The committee will hold a public hearing on a proposed residential project for Adams Street and hold a working session on proposed expansions/renovations at the Mall at Chestnut Hill and the Four Corners Whole Foods. For more details and information on Tuesday's meeting, check out the agenda in the .pdf section to the right.


3. Angier town hall meeting.

Mayor Setti Warren is holding a series of town hall meetings throughout the city to answer questions about his proposed override package. The mayor will hold his next meeting at Angier Elementary on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Stop by to ask questions and hear more about the proposal. 


4. Pneumococcal vaccine clinic. 

The Newton Dept. of Health and Human Services is holding a pneumonia vaccine clinic on Thursday, Dec. 13 at City Hall. Appointments are required, so make sure you book one in advance. Check with your doctor to see if this vaccine is recommended for you, and call the Health and Human Services Dept. at 617-796-1420 to make an appointment. Newton residents only.


5. Shir Madness concert.

The Newton Free Library will host musical group Shir Madness on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. for a concert of "Klezmer, Yiddish show tunes and hits from the Borscht Belt." The concert is free and open to the public.


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