Five Things You Need to Know This Week: Nov. 19-25

The Board of Aldermen meets, the School Committee meets and a ribbon cutting at Hemlock Gorge.


1. Ribbon cutting at Hemlock Gorge.

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation will join up with the city to hold a ribbon cutting at Hemlock Gorge on Monday, Nov. 19 at 3:30 p.m. The ribbon cutting will celebrate the Hemlock Gorge Dike Rehabilitation Project.

Those who are interested in attending can meet at Hemlock Gorge, 1 Ellis St.


2. Special School Committee meeting. 

 The Newton School Committee will hold a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. The meeting, which will take place in the Education Center, will focus on the continued discussion of system-wide goals and superintendent goals. 


3. Board of Aldermen.

 The Newton Board of Aldermen will meet at 7 p.m. (note the earlier time) on Monday, Nov. 19 in the Aldermanic Chamber at Newton City Hall.  The board will vote on a number of items including an item that would demolish the former teen center at 429 Cherry St. and in its place, construct a three-story apartment building. The full reports docket is available in the .pdf section to the right.

 Following the full board meeting, the aldermen and the School Committee will meet jointly to discuss the Angier Elementary rebuilding project.  


4. Half-day for schools on Wednesday.

With the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, the Newton Public Schools will have a half-day on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Check the district's website for early release times at your school(s)

The schools will be closed both Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23.


5. City offices, library, senior center closed Thursday. 

The Newton Senior Center, Newton Free Library and Newton City Hall will all be closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday. All city buildings will reopen on Friday, Nov. 23. 

Note: The Newton Senior Center will close early (1 p.m.) on Wednesday, Nov. 21. 


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