Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Now that the votes are tallied, share your reactions to yesterday's override decision.
Well, the votes are tallied and the results are in: Newton voters passed Mayor Setti Warren's $11.4 million override package. During a special municipal election held yesterday, voters supported all three tax override questions, including an $8.4 million operating override and two debt exclusion overrides for the rebuilding of Angier and Cabot Elementary Schools. What is your reaction to the override result? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. As for his reaction to the vote, Warren told Newton Patch Tuesday night he was "proud" of the Newton voters for the choice they made. "I'm really proud of our community for making an investment in our future," Warren told Newton Patch. Warren said he was not sure what to expect for…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Everything you need to know before voting in Newton today.
Five months after Newton Mayor Setti Warren first proposed his override plan, local voters will head to the polls today and decide whether to support the $11.4 million tax override package. Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (locations listed below). Newton Patch will bring you special election updates throughout the day today, and the results will be posted on Patch as soon as the ballots are tallied. Below is a guide to today's special election, with all that you need to know before heading out to the polls: There are three separate tax override questions on today's ballot, including an $8.4 million operating override and two debt exclusion overrides for the rebuilding of Angier and Cabot elementary schools. The questions are …
Monday, March 4, 2013
How will you vote on March 12? Submit your 1-minute video making your case to Newton voters: should they vote "yes" or "no"? Click the "Upload Video" button below or email YouTube video links to Melanie.Graham@patch.com.
After four and a half months of discussion, debate and number-crunching, the Newton voters have just a week left to decide how they will vote on Mayor Setti Warren's $11.4 million proposed override. While many may have their minds made up, there are some undecided voters out there who still need convincing -- and now is your chance to make your case before the March 12 special election. Newton Patch is inviting you to upload a 1-minute video clip with your position/pitch on the override. This is an opportunity for residents to present their evidence and have their voices heard. If you would like to upload a video, please remember the following: As you can see above, we have a couple of example videos showing support and opposition to the …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A letter from the co-chairmen of Moving Newton Forward, a local group opposed to Mayor Setti Warren's $11.4 million override proposal.
Thursday, January 31
Spirited citizens, calling themselves Moving Newton Forward, want to preserve an essential element of our City’s most common good---your household income. What are you saving for? A car? A honeymoon? Tuition? Retirement? Mayor Setti Warren is betting that you will sacrifice more of your personal savings to fund his government’s growth by saying yes to his three override proposals in March. Moving Newton Forward urges you to vote no on each on March 12. Instead, let’s respectfully ask our Mayor and Alderman to do what households do---choose expenses wisely. Live within their means. Vote no on each override proposal because: We can contain our local spending. Join us at the first citywide meeting of Moving Newton Forward on Wednesday night, …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The group -- called "Moving Newton Forward" -- will hold a meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 440 in Newton.