The LigerBots, Newton’s combined North and South high school FIRST Robotics
Competition (FRC) team, have qualified for the FIRST Robotics World Championship in
Detroit from April 25th – 28th. The LigerBots’ ranked 24th out of 209 New England teams at the finish of the New England District Championship, and won two awards at district level events, earning the right to join 400 other FRC teams from around the world in Detroit.
The team now has only days to arrange for hotels and bus transportation to Detroit, and is undertaking a short-term fundraising drive to make sure that every LigerBot who wants to go with them has the chance to make the trip. First they need $5,000 for the competition registration fee, and are then hoping they can fundraise the $15,000 for a bus (2 days each way to Detroit).
If you’d like to help out, please visit https://ligerbots.org/sponsor, message the team on Facebook, or if you are a corporate sponsor, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Mothers Out Front Newton is part of a powerful grassroots movement working for a livable future for all children. This campaign calls for a just transition from fossil fuels and for clean renewable energy.
Use Less, Green the Rest is a free presentation and discussion that shows how we can reduce our household carbon footprint by conserving energy and switching to “green energy.” Together we can make a difference. Please contact Tish Upton at email@example.com or Diane Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a program for your friends and neighbors, group or organization.
Please join a panel discussion describing how gas leaks damage human and tree
health and about organized efforts to protect our families and communities at the local and state level.
Newton has almost 600 unrepaired gas leaks from the pipelines under our streets. This gas is methane, a potent heat-trapping greenhouse gas. It can be explosive, kills our trees and contributes to air pollution. Most of our gas is “fracked gas” that is extracted in a process using more than 1000 chemicals. The utility companies add the cost of the lost gas to ratepayers’ bills.
Panelists include Newton residents Curtis Norgaard, Nathan Phillips, Ann Berwick and Mothers out Front leader Zeyneb Magavi. National Grid has been invited to send a representative.
April 23rd, 7:00 pm
Newton Main Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton
The Newton After School Association, in celebration of National After School Week, will display a collection of posters showcasing the wonderful work that school aged childcare programs are doing in Newton.
The exhibition is in the main lobby area of Newton City Hall from April 23rd – May 2nd.
There will be an open reception on Monday, April 23rd from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Please stop by!
The Newton Public School district wants to make sure that all community members know that the final opportunity for public input on changes to student school assignments (adjustment of boundary lines) is on Wednesday, April 25th.
The schools that may be impacted by these changes are Cabot, Horace Mann, Franklin, Peirce, Burr, and Underwood. Changes to student school assignments only impact students entering the Newton Public Schools for the first time. Students currently enrolled and siblings of those currently enrolled are not impacted.
More information can be found here: https://goo.gl/4r6QNx
April 25th, 6:30 pm
The Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, Newton