Notable Events and Announcements

Birthday:  It’s my birthday today! YAY!!

Blue Ribbon Commission on Elected Official Compensation:

The City Council passed a resolution asking that the City Council President appoint a Blue Ribbon Commission to examine the salaries and benefits that Newton’s elected officials (the Mayor and members of the City Council and the School Committee) receive for their service and to make recommendations for future changes to those salaries and benefits.

In order to carry out the City Council’s resolution, President Laredo will be appointing a new Blue Ribbon Commission of between 9-15 members of the Newton community. The Commission will begin its work in January 2019, with the goal of having a report to the City Council by June 2019. It will meet once or twice a month, with meetings likely to be in the evenings.

For more information and instructions on how to be considered for appointment to this Commission, please click HERE.

Last Day to Register to Vote is Wednesday, October 17th!!  Go here to check your registration and register to vote.

Poll Workers Wanted

The City of Newton is looking for individuals who are:

  • Enthusiastic & Energetic
  • Passionate about Civic Involvement
  • Registered to vote in Massachusetts
  • Available to work:
    • October 22 – November 2: Early Voting Period
    • November 6: State Election

To work at various polling locations throughout the city.

Available positions include: Wardens, Clerks and Inspectors

If you are interested in working as a poll worker, please contact Karen Fallon at (617) 796-1205 or by e-mail at

Download a PDF fillable Poll Worker Application here.

Early Voting is available for both Elections – State and Municipal 

Newton City Hall – 1000 Commonwealth Avenue
October 22 – 25, 2018, 8:30 am to 8:00 pm.
October 26, 2018, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
October 29 – November 1, 2018, 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
November 2, 2018, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Newton North High School – 457 Walnut Street
October 27 & 28, 2018, Noon  to 5:00 pm

Newton South High School – 140 Brandeis Road
October 27 & 28, 2018, Noon to 5:00 pm

Golda Meir House – 160 Stanton Avenue (Limited Parking)
October 24, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lasell Village – 120 Seminary Avenue
October 25, 2018, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Coleman House – 677 Winchester Street
October 29, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Evans Park – 430 Centre Street
October 30, 2018, 9:00 am – Noon

Absentee Ballot Information Click Here

Polling Locations Click Here

Job Opportunities with the City of NewtonHere are some current employment opportunities with the City of Newton.  Here are current employment opportunities with the Newton Public Schools.