Is Newton becoming a community for the very rich? If so, what can we do to protect the middle class in the city?
You are invited to an event about Newton tear downs and their effects upon the neighborhoods, the city, and the population. Please join us to discuss this issue and bring with you your opinions on how to preserve the economic diversity of our city.
The presenters will be:
Bryan Barash: a Democratic activists who serves as Legislative Director and General Counsel for Senate Majority Emerita Leader Harrie Chandler. As an activist, he has expressed a great deal of interest in housing policy in Newton.
Halina Brown: a professor of environmental science at Clark University who has been instrumental in working with Newton to develop a clean energy policy.
Greg Schwartz: a city counselor and the chair of the Land Use Committee
Susan Albright: a city counselor on the Zoning and Planning Committee. Also the chair of the Real Property Reuse Committee.
Emily Norton: may come if she finishes another event in time to do so. Emily is a city counselor and an environmentalist.
The event will be introduced by a song called Enough about tear downs sung and composed by psychotherapist Linda Marks who will also briefly relate her experience with tear downs in Newton.
Where: Newton Highlands, The Women’s Workshop, 72 Columbus St; Newton Highlands
When: Thursday, April 25th.
What Time: 7:00 to 9:00PM