The Newton Chinese Language School held a Gala at the Newton Free Library to honor the Lunar New Year. Video courtesy of Newton Chinese Language School.

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Students and residents are asking the School Committee to create a holiday for Newton's students to celebrate the Lunar New Year without worrying about attending school.

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National Grid is seeking to replace or repair gas line pipes in multiple locations throughout the City. Members of the Public Facilities Committee as well as residents asked multiple questions on what should happen as the City is trying to move away from gas utilities.

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The City of Newton once again received a “Aaa – Stable” rating, (the highest possible), from Moody’s Investor Services. Moody’s wrote about Newton, “The Aaa rating reflects a very strong and diverse economy within the greater Boston metro area and high resident income and wealth. The rating also incorporates a healthy financial position bolstered by diligent and forward-looking fiscal management, and slightly above-average leverage that is proactively managed with an affordable fixed cost ratio.” The City is issuing a $20.3 million General Obligation Municipal Purpose Loan of 2023 Bonds. Approximately half of the proceeds are for the complete renovation of the new home for the Lincoln-Eliot Elementary School on Jackson Road. In addition, the bonding will be used for the Newton Free Library parking lot improvements (recently completed), the replacement of all water meters citywide, upgrades to the Newton Police and Fire Department radio communication system, and the complete renovation of the Newton Senior Center/NewCAL. Mayor Ruthanne Fuller wrote: Maintaining our Aaa bond rating is critically important, as it ensures the City receives the lowest interest rates on the bonds we issue thus saving the City money. Ensuring the City’s financial strength reflects my commitment to Newton’s financial sustainability, now and for the long-term. I will continue to invest in our schools, services and infrastructure, tackle our long-term liabilities for our retirees and maintain our financial health and economic stability. Read the press release from Moody’s at moodys.com/NewtonMA

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The School Committee was presented with two budget proposals for FY24. One that includes the voter approved override and the other without the voter approved override. The gap would increase to approximately $8 million dollars if the override is not approved with cuts throughout the departments.

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In recognition and appreciation of all that retired Newton Director of Senior Services, Jayne Colino has done, the Directors of the Senior Citizens Fund of Newton and the Council on Aging invite you to join them at an Open House reception in Jayne’s honor on Monday, January 30, 2023 4pm-6p. at the Druker Auditorium in the Newton Free Library. They are also establishing the Jayne Colino Fun to help support Senior Center programming.

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Newton Community Pride is holding its 2nd Annual WinterFEST on January 28th and 29th. ON Saturday, January 28th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, enjoy a bowl of soup, hot chocolate and cookies while listening to LIVE music during the Community Soup Social at the Hyde Community Center. On Sunday, January 29th take a 1.5 mile walk with the the Newton Conservators and Olaf at Cold Spring Park, and don’t forget to bring your dog! On Sunday afternoon, head over the Newton Centre Village Green for lots of performances, ice sculptures, food, hot chocolate and a Winter Pop-Up Market. And if you can, bring a new or gently used full, queen, or king blanket to drop off at the Welcome Home table at the Newton Centre Green. More information is available online at www.newtoncommunitypride.org/winterfest

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Newton Community Pride is currently seeking creative, bold, and vibrant designs from local and regional artists for their Celebrate Newton Banner Project. And the January 17th deadline for submissions is coming soon. Over 100 banners will be hung in several village centers and along several major thoroughfares throughout the city. Banner designs should be Newton-specific and celebrate the culture, history, diversity, values, and/or beauty of the City of Newton. They look forward to this year's public art initiative to enliven and brighten the city, inspire civic pride, and introduce more art into public spaces. More information is available online at www.celebratenewtonbanners.org

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The City of Newton’s Zoning and Planning Committee has ended Phase 3 of its Village Center Rezoning including draft zoning district maps and draft zoning ordinance text. The committee is now looking for input from everyone as the zoning will become more defined in order to put together a final version sometime in 2023.

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