The Road Less Traveled: A Road Map to Reduce Traffic In Newton

Thursday, October 27 at 7pm
Newton Free Library – Druker Auditorium

congestionFrustrated by our congested roads? Join the League for a forum on the causes of and solutions to traffic–including:

  • What can be done to reduce vehicle traffic associated with new development?
  • How does congestion affect our health, pocketbooks and environment?
  • Do other communities have solutions Newton can use?

Our panelists are:

  • Steve Miller of LivableStreets Alliance and the Harvard School of Public Health, author of the popular blog The Public Way
  • Sarah Kurpiel Lee, traffic planner and engineer at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
  • Nicole Freedman, Newton’s newly-hired Transportation Director, formerly Chief of Active Transportation in Seattle, WA

The forum will be moderated by Brooke Lipsitt, past president of the Newton Board of Aldermen


Co-Sponsors include: Newton Department of Health & Human Services, Newton Council on Aging, Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce, Newton Safe Routes to School, Newton, Livable Newton, Green Newton, and of course the Newton Free Library.

Watch the Presidential Debate with League Members!

Are you fascinated by the election this year?  Want to watch the upcoming debate with others who are?  Join LWVN to watch the Presidential Debate on Monday, September 26, at 9 p.m. at Sue Flicop’s house, 145 Florence Street, Chestnut Hill.  Please RSVP to

Primary Election Day is this THURSDAY!

Yes, that’s right.  We are voting this Thursday, September 8th, due to the Labor Day holiday weekend.  There are contested races in the Democratic primaries for Middlesex County Sheriff and District 3 Governor’s Council, plus uncontested races for other state offices.  To find your precinct if you’re not sure where to vote, please visit the City Of Newton Election Office, or click on the link here:  Elections Office.

And remember…democracy is not a spectator sport!

LWVN/NewTV Candidates’ Forums Online

LWVN and NewTV co-sponsored Candidates’ Forums for the upcoming primary election on Thursday, September 8th.  Thanks to the candidates, the staff at NewTV and all LWVN volunteers who made the event run very smoothly!

Candidates’ Forums for Middlesex County Sheriff and District 3 Governor’s Council are now available for voters to watch and be informed.  Please using the following links:


WBUR and WGBH Events on Ballot Questions

While these are not sponsored by the League of Women Voters, we did want to let you know where to get more information on the November ballot questions.

Here is the calendar and info for the WBUR debates on Radio Boston at 3 p.m.:

  • Sept. 13–Charter Schools (Question 2)
  • Sept. 20–Treatment of Farm Animals (Question 3)
  • Sept. 27–Additional Slots Parlor (Question 1)
  • Oct. 4–Marijuana Legalization (Question 4)

The debates will be held in the McCormack Theatre at UMass Boston.  For more information, click here:  WBUR Info

WGBH and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute will hold forums on the following two ballot questions:

  • “Legalizing Recreational Marijuana,” Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • “Raising the Cap on Charter Schools,” Thursday, Oct. 27,  7-8:30 p.m.

If you would like to attend or want more information, please click here:  Kennedy Institute Info  There is no information yet about broadcasting these events.

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