Category Archives: Government

An unconventional, interdisciplinary coalition of activists, researchers, utility executives, municipal leaders, natural gas experts, inventors, and mothers is finding solutions for the gas-leaking pipelines buried in our neighborhoods. On October 3 from 9am – 12:30pm,  ‘COMMON GOALS, UNCOMMON PARTNERS: Seeking Solutions to … Read More

On Thursday, September 28 at 7pm, come hear the two finalists, Ruthanne Fuller and Scott Lennon, in Newton’s Mayoral race share their visions for addressing local environmental challenges over the next four years. Held at the Newton Free Library’s Druker Auditorium the forum will be moderated by NewTV News Director Jenn Adams, … Read More

  The Zoning Redesign project is the first comprehensive look at updating and improving Newton’s Zoning Ordinance in more than 60 years.  This presents an opportunity to better align Newton’s core value of environmental sustainability with best practices in regulation … Read More

Please join the Boston Green Ribbon Commission and Boston University for a panel discussion on Internal Carbon Funds ‘Reducing Emissions by Pricing Carbon: How Microsoft and Yale are Leading the Charge’ on Thursday, September 21, from 4:00-5:30pm on the 9th floor … Read More

Newton’s Solid Waste Commission (SWC) advises the Mayor and City Council on all aspects of municipal solid waste (“trash”) collection, disposal and recycling. The SWC also monitors and makes recommendations regarding the city’s solid waste activities, and it is developing long-range … Read More

In the continuing series of Newton mayoral candidates forums, there will be a forum on transportation and housing issues on Thursday, September  7 at 7pm at the Newton City Hall War Memorial. Join mayoral candidates: Al Cecchinelli Ruthanne Fuller Eli Katzoff Scott … Read More

The bill to raise our state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard(RPS), one solid path on our road to renewables, has been referred to the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy (TUE). The TUE Committee has scheduled a public hearing on the RPS … Read More