Check out our first mayoral forum, sponsored by Neighbors for a Better Newtonville & filmed by NewTV in Newton on April 30. Please be in touch with any questions about the issues we discussed or others that you’d like to see discussed at future forums.
What makes Newton special are our villages, our neighborhood schools, and most importantly, the people who are the fabric of our great community. Each of our wards are very different — in their ethnic and economic diversity. Each deserves to have their issues, concerns, and needs addressed by someone who has first-hand knowledge about living in the Ward and someone who is directly accountable to them. Our current system provides that direct representation by requiring each ward to elect their own voice in government. (more…)
Last night, I was proud to cast a vote in favor of the Citizen’s Petition requesting a resolution from the City Council urging Congress to begin an investigation into the actions of President Trump.
Some of my colleagues have argued that it is not the purview of the Council to vote on issues of national or international concern.
I respectfully disagree. (more…)
Amy Mah Sangiolo, Newton city councilor-at-large for Ward 4, wants to be Newton’s next mayor. An attorney, she ran against two city council incumbents in 1997 and won by 12 votes.
“Every vote matters,” Sangiolo said. “You have rights and your voice really does deserve to be heard. You have a stake in this community.”
If you’ve missed the memo, the race for mayor is well under way.
After Mayor Setti Warren announced he would not be running for a third term about half a dozen candidates have jumped into the race. Among the candidates are three City Councilors: Ruthanne Fuller, Scott Lennon and Amy Sangiolo. The TAB asked three candidates what sets them apart from their peers. Here’s Amy Mah Sangiolo’s story.