Category Archives: Government

Newton’s City Council Zoning and Planning Committee is considering the adoption of a Climate Action Plan (CAP) to become part of the official Newton Comprehensive Plan. The hearing will be held on Thursday, November 14 at 7 pm in the Council Chamber at Newton City Hall (1000 … Read More

Want to start composting and have some fun?  Start with your Halloween pumpkin – don’t trash it, come with the whole family and smash it. Bring your pumpkin and candy to the War Memorial Circle behind City Hall (1000 Commonwealth … Read More

The following are landscapers who: understand and abide by Newton’s New Leaf Blower Ordinance (implemented 1/17/17) work in Newton will rake if asked, and, occasionally use electric or, in some cases, gas-powered leaf blowers are stewards of the earth Lawn … Read More

Cucumber peels, chicken bones, lobster shells, even paper napkins – it’s all food waste. It’s also heavy. Food waste makes up 26 percent of the weight of the trash in Massachusetts, filling landfills and costing us a lot of money … Read More

A broad spectrum of concerned environmental and health groups have been working to get the message out about the extreme human health and safety risks posed by a natural gas compressor station that Spectra Energy plans to build in Weymouth. … Read More

Come talk to School Committee candidates about environmental sustainability in Newton Schools. On Thursday, October 10 from 4:10-5 pm in the third floor arc area of the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St., Newton), candidates will join the regular monthly … Read More