Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Mayor Warren had a few seconds of fame in Time Square, thanks to Mount Ida College.
Newton Mayor Setti Warren recently made a big appearance in New York City's Times Square -- and he didn't even have to leave his office at City Hall. Warren was recently featured on one of the Times Square Jumbotrons as part of an ad package promoting the Mount Ida College 2013 Commencement, where Warren will be the featured speaker. According to the Mount Ida College Marketing and Communications Department, the photo was posted on the Reuters sign in Time Square as part of Mount Ida's distribution package through PR Newswire. Warren will receive an honorary Doctor of Social Science degree at the Mount Ida ceremony, which will be held Friday, May 17 at 11 a.m. Newton Patch Facebook | Twitter | Email Updates | Instagram
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
There was extra security on hand at City Hall Tuesday night, including several police officers and police dogs.
It was not the typical mayoral budget address Tuesday night at Newton City Hall. As city officials and aldermen started to file into the chambers for the presentation, Newton Police officers paced hallways and police dogs sniffed around meeting rooms. "The leadership of the city was here and I want to make sure we take every step and use our resources to protect everyone," Police Chief Howard Mintz told Newton Patch, clarifying that there was no threat made to city officials or City Hall. Mayor Setti Warren was scheduled last night to deliver his annual budget address before the aldermen and city officials. The address, which was posted last night on the city's website, touted the work of Warren's administration and highlighted new …
The fiscal 2014 budget was submitted to the Newton aldermen Tuesday night.
A little over a month after Newton voters passed an $11.4 million override package, Mayor Setti Warren has unveiled his $331 million fiscal 2014 budget, a document he says is "three and a half years in the making." Warren handed over his budget to the aldermen last night, but decided to forego his planned remarks. Instead, Warren addressed Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line. "I decided it would not be appropriate in light of the tragic events that took place," Warren said. To read more about Warren's remarks last night, check out this story. A full copy of Warren's budget address remarks are included in the .pdf section to the right. In an interview with Newton Patch last week, Warren said his budget reflects a "…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A large crowd of family, friends, city officials and police officers filled the Newton City Hall War Memorial on Wednesday, April 10 for the official swearing-in ceremony. Mintz, a Newton native, has been with the Newton Police Dept. for 29 years.
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Monday, April 8, 2013
Mayor Setti Warren joined members of the Newton Community last week to announce the city's first Service Week, which will be held in conjunction with NewtonSERVES on Sunday, April 28, 2013.
What started as just one day of citywide community service has now morphed into a week-long event aimed at bringing together Newton's villages, residents and organizations. MMayor Setti Warren recently announced the city's first Service Week, a time when residents are encouraged to volunteer and "make a difference" in the Newton community. "We already have a lot of people who give their time and their energy [volunteering]...what we want to do as a community is communicate our values and ensure that people continue to do that and people that haven’t volunteered step up to do so," Warren said. The Service Week 2013 will kick off on Sun., April 28 with the annual NewtonSERVES citywide day of service. Then, throughout the week (April 28-…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Danny Meyer, owner of Shake Shack, was in town for the grand opening of the latest branch of the popular burger chain. He and Mayor Setti Warren held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and chowed down.
Though they opened their doors a week ago, last night the new Shake Shack celebrated its grand opening “housewarming party” at The Street in Chestnut Hill. Having closed their doors to the general public earlier in the day, the latest branch of the international chain hosted invited guests who dined on a multitude of menu items and enjoyed the music of local band Parks. The festivities began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Setti Warren and Shake Shack owner and restaurateur Danny Meyer. Shake Shack employees then began circulating with treats from the menu including the Shack Burger (cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato and Shake Sauce), the ‘Shroom Burger (their vegetarian offering – a fried, cheese-filled portabella mushroom with…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The center is located at American Legion Post 440 in Newton.
Local and state officials recently joined Mayor Setti Warren for the launch of a new Veterans Center at American Legion Post 440 in Newton. The regional center aims to give veterans of all generations and branches of service a "one-stop location" for information on education, job opportunities, housing, childcare, taxes, finances and health advice, according to a press release issued by the mayor's office. The center will also offer a place for local vets to network and socialize. “When I became mayor, I knew that we had to find new and creative ways to reach out to the roughly 7,000 veterans living in our community and ensure that they have access to quality services,” Warren, an Iraq War veteran, said in a statement. “In collaboration …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Mayor Setti Warren held a press conference Monday afternoon to announce the new chief of the Newton Police Department.
Mayor Setti Warren has appointed Newton Police Capt. Howard Mintz as the Newton Police Department's new chief. Mintz, a 29-year veteran of the department, has been acting chief since late August 2012, when former Chief Matthew Cummings was placed on administrative leave. Cummings, the department's previous chief, was placed on administrative leave in August after an investigation concluded there was "sufficient" evidence that he verbally humiliated his secretary and kicked her in the foot. Warren eventually fired Cummings in October following a public hearing process. Looking for more Newton police news? Follow Newton Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign up for our email newsletters.
Mintz has been the acting chief for the department since late August 2012.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Mintz has been the acting chief for the department since late August 2012.
Mayor Setti Warren has appointed Interim Police Chief Howard Mintz as the new chief of the Newton Police Department. Mintz, a 29-year veteran of the department, has been acting chief since late August 2012, when former Chief Matthew Cummings was placed on administrative leave. "Chief Mintz, over the course of his 29 years of service, has demonstrated the utmost integrity and professionalism that I think this police department needs to move it forward," Warren said during a press conference Monday afternoon at Newton Police Headquarters. Cummings, the department's previous chief, was placed on administrative leave in August after an investigation concluded there was "sufficient" evidence that he verbally humiliated his secretary and kicked …