Jake Auchincloss and his White Male Privilege

EMILY's List sends out mailer criticizing two Dems on abortion

From Boston. com Jake Auchincloss, a Newton city councilor and a former Marine, was repeatedly the subject of both veiled and direct criticism from his peers during the virtually held debate — most notably toward the end of the event, when fellow 4th District candidate Ihssane Leckey suggested he should drop out after violating a […]

Newton Police stopped Black Newton Parent at Gunpoint Minutes Away from His Home

ewton Police Stopped University Athletic Director At Gunpoint Days Before George Floyd's Killing

Dear Newton North Community, Thursday, I shared my concerns about recent student social media posts, and I am writing to follow up on that letter. As I mentioned, recent events have led us all to think more deeply about racism and how it manifests itself in society-at-large, and also here in Newton. The recent incident, […]

Ethnicity Make Up in Newton MA 2010

Ethnicity Make Up in Newton MA 2010

From Newton Patch: Many cities and towns are a mix of culture and ethnic background among its residents, but some more diverse than others. According to the latest Census statistics available (which is 2010), Newton’s population made up of: 82.3% white 2.5% African American 0.1% American Indian and Alaska native 11.5% Asian 0% Hawaiian 2.4% […]

Where are the POC in the Newton Police Force?

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller at Newton George Floyd Protest

I participated in my first rally today at the Line Up for Black Lives in Newton. I’m particularly focused on systemic racism and I’ve always wondered why there are no visible people of color in the Newton police force. Are the POC in the police force all … admin? Are there no POC actual police […]

Priyanka Chopra tells Vogue of experiencing racism at NNHS

Priyanka Chopra tells Vogue of experiencing racism at NNHS

When Priyanka Met Nick: A Love Story is the latest piece in Vogue Magazine about her nuptials. Imagine if Priyanka said that of all the places she lived in the United States, Newton was by far the best and that should she ever wanted to raise children in the United States, she would want to […]

Disability Awareness Book Club

Disability Awareness Book Club

Disability Awareness Book Club All Are Welcome Understanding Our Differences sponsors an ongoing  Disability Awareness Book Club. It meets the first Monday of the month (generally) at Newton Free Library, 7:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A and is open to all who are interested. Our next meeting will be on Monday, September 11th. Check the […]

Old Quincy School for National Register of Historic Places

Old Quincy School for National Register of Historic Places

National Register of Historic Places State Review Wednesday, June 14th, 1:00pm Massachusetts Historical Commission, Archives Building | 220 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125  The Old Quincy School at 90 Tyler Street in Boston, c. 1903 (left) and 2017 (right).  CHSNE partnered with the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England […]

Newton Pride Day Celebration and Pride Flag Raising

Newton Pride Day Celebration and Pride Flag Raising

Please join Setti Warren and the Newton Human Rights Commission on Tuesday June 6th at 6pm on the Newton City Hall South Lawn (Homer St.) for the 4th Annual Newton Pride Day Celebration, which includes the raising of the Pride Flag. At the event, he will announce a special appointment that reflects Newton’s commitment to being […]

Celebrate the Native Peoples of New England

Cultural Survival

Think Globally, Shop Locally: At International Art Festival, Celebrate the Native Peoples of New England On December 10-11, and on December 16-18, Indigenous artists and musicians from across the globe will come together in Boston and Cambridge for Cultural Survival’s free admission Native arts and cultures Bazaars. Among the many artists featured in the festivities […]

How to Report a Hate Crime

How to Report a Hate Crime

hate crime noun a crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence. If you witness or are a victim of a hate crime, report it here here. Note that in Massachusetts a “hate crime” is an act that’s already a crime but has a hate element added to it. So painting […]