Category Archives: From City of Newton

Lighting celebration at City Hall December 1st

Start the Holiday Season off with a cheerful evening of song, hot chocolate and fun! Sing-along with the Stacey Peasley Band – an award-winning band whose music is joyful and playful – as they play your favorite holiday songs. Then, enjoy some hot chocolate courtesy of PhysicianOne Urgent Care, or tea from David’s Tea, and delicious snack bars donated by KIND, as you watch a “Rockettes” performance by Creative Dance Steps Studio.

All of this excitement builds up to the Grande Finale of Mayor Setti Warren flipping the switch that turns the grounds into a twinkling winterland! Please bring a donation for Newton’s Food Pantries. For more information, visit or call 617-796-1540.

December 1st, 6:00 pm
Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue

No Regrets: Newton and the Opioid Epidemic

Join Mayor Setti D. Warren and Rep. Kay Khan at the program No Regrets: Newton and the Opioid EpidemicFeaturing If Only, a short film by James Wahlberg and an interactive panel discussion with special guest Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and others affected by this epidemic.

For all teens and adults.

October 6th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Newton North High School, 457 Walnut Street

BBQ, Badges, and Ball

Come to Mayor Warren and Chief MacDonald’s First Annual BBQ, Badges, and Ball.

They’re building on a commitment to and tradition of community policing by strengthening the community’s connection with the police officers who work hard to keep our neighborhoods safe.

Mayor Warren and Chief MacDonald are hoping that all representatives of our Newton community attend, including: youth and students, families, and seniors from all villages and backgrounds. It will be a great opportunity for the City to continue to build strong community connections and a solid civic infrastructure.

The event will take place at Newton Centre Playground, with a rain location of Newton North, and will include a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for youth over 14-years-old to play against our own Newton police, food, music, and additional games for all ages. All are encouraged to join.

For additional information, please click here or call 617-796-1420.

Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast

Mayor Setti Warren and the Newton Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast Committee are inviting you to join on the occasion of the 42nd Annual Breakfast. The event will again be held at the McElroy Commons Dining Room at Boston College on Wednesday, May 25th beginning at 7:15 A.M. and ending promptly at 9:00 A.M.

We are honored to announce that John Harthorne, Founder & CEO of MassChallenge, recognized internationally, nationally, & locally as a unique startup – friendly accelerator in helping entrepreneurs across any industry, has graciously accepted our invitation to be our keynote speaker Masschallenge’s record of achievement is vast. John is in wide demand as a speaker and we are most fortunate accepted our invitation.

The “Breakfast” is a wonderful tradition in which hundreds of people of all faiths and heritages join together to celebrate, reflect, and commit to actions that promote racial, ethnic, and religious harmony. This initiative of which so many from the community have been a part, will serve to ensure a rich legacy of compassion, tolerance and understanding will live on for generations to come. Scholarships will be awarded to three high school seniors in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments.

Please click here for a flyer: Prayer Breakfast flyer

We urge you to join us for this special celebration.  The Program will begin at 7:15 A.M. and end in keeping with our planned schedule, at 9:00 A.M.. We look forward to seeing you at the “Breakfast” on the 25th of May. Should you have any questions, please contact Tony Bibbo at 617- 969 – 5906 Ext 305 or email at

Community Discussion on Newton as a Welcoming City For All – April 7th

Help us ensure that Newton is open to people of all races/ethnicities, religions, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and disabilities.

On Thursday evening, April 7th, Mayor Warren will host the first annual community discussion focused on ensuring that Newton is a welcoming community to people of all backgrounds. The forum will include leaders from our community and beyond. This will be an opportunity for residents of all ages to ask questions, and join us in making Newton the most inclusive community it can be.

The discussion will be held in the War Memorial of Newton City Hall, located at 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, on Thursday, April 7th at 6:30 pm.