Thursday, March 14, 2013
Mayor Setti Warren, Superintendent David Fleishman, School Committee Chair Claire Sokoloff and other city officials held a post-override press conference Wednesday to thank voters for supporting the override and to talk about the upcoming projects.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A few pieces of quick-hit information from yesterday's special election in Newton.
Newton voters passed Mayor Setti Warren's $11.4 million override yesterday, approving of three separate tax override questions. The three override questions that were decided in Tuesday's special municipal election included an $8.4 million operating override and two debt exclusion overrides for the rebuilding of Angier and Cabot elementary schools. Now that the numbers are in, here are a few items of note from yesterday's election: Information provided by the Newton Election Commission unofficial election results. A copy of the results is included in the .pdf section above. Related stories:
Newton voters supported all three override questions in yesterday's special election, passing Mayor Setti Warren's $11.4 million override package.
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
The Newton Election Commission says 32 percent of Newton's registered voters turned out for Tuesday's special election.
Updated March 13, 12:15 a.m. The Newton voters have spoken, and they said, "yes, yes, yes." The Newton Election Commission reported Tuesday night that Newton voters have supported Mayor Setti Warren's $11.4 million override package and all three Newton tax override questions have passed. The three override questions that were decided in Tuesday's special municipal election included an $8.4 million operating override and two debt exclusion overrides. The unofficial vote totals for the three questions: Question 1 Question 2 Question 3 A .pdf with the detailed unofficial results is included in the media section above. According to Newton officials, the $8.4 million operating override (Question 1) will cover additional teacher salaries to …
Tune in here from 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Newton's NewTV will be broadcasting the override special election results live tonight, and you can catch the live online stream right here on Newton Patch. The live coverage will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and will be hosted by Newton News' Jenn Adams. Panelists include Ron Lipof, School Committee Vice Chair Matt Hills and Moving Newton Forward Co-Chairman Joshua Norman. Newton Patch will also be posting the results on our homepage as soon as the votes are counted. If you're looking for election news and results in your email inbox, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletters as well as breaking news alerts. You can also catch the NewTV election coverage on Comcast 9, Verizon 33 and RCN 13. We'll be posting election updates our social media …
A compilation of posts from Twitter (and a few from Facebook) related to the March 12 Newton override special election.
Throughout the day, Newton Patch will be using Storify to follow Tweets and Facebook posts related to today's special election on the Newton override. Newton voters are heading to the polls today to cast their "yes" or "no" votes on three proposed tax override questions that look to fund school projects, public safety personnel and road/sidewalk repair. "A Guide to the Newton Override Special Election" -- everything you need to know before voting today. Want your tweet added to our Newton override Storify? Simply tweet @NewtonMAPatch or use the hashtags #NewtonMA, #newtonoverride. We'll be posting updates from the polls on our social media sites throughout the day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If you're looking for election…
A few updates from the Newton polls, which are open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Updated 8:58 p.m. The results are in, and Newton voters passed all three override questions. 8:25 p.m. The polls in Newton are officially closed and results are trickling in via the Newton Election Commission website. As of 8:25 p.m., all three questions were passing with "yes" with 10 precincts reporting in the city. There are 32 precincts total. Stay tuned to Patch for updates on the voting! 6:05 p.m. We've received a few more poll updates from our Twitter followers: If you'd like to watch the NewTV special election coverage live, you can catch a live stream of the show right here on Newton Patch. 5 p.m. As of 3 p.m., Newton Election Commission Interim Executive Secretary Peter Koutoujian estimated turnout in Newton to be between 18-20 …
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 …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
A letter to the editor from West Newton resident William Hobbib.
Sunday, March 10
President Calvin Coolidge once said, “Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.” That’s how Newton residents should view the three question override vote on Tuesday. The unanswered questions about tax hikes that could cost the average taxpayer $5,000 to $10,000 over ten years should leave all residents with the conclusion that the taxes are unnecessary. 1) Why are the Newton schools more than twice the cost per student of other elementary schools in the state? The new Angier elementary school will cost $37 million for 465 students, and Cabot elementary school will cost $47 million for 450 students, or a combined cost per student of $91,000. Yet Burlington built their new elementary school for $16 million …