Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 1:00pm
  Join the DCR and Les Tyrala, registered geologist, on a geology walk along bank paths of the Charles River. We will look at the sedimentary rock ("puddingstone") evidence of ancient, rugged mountains to the west of Boston discharging river-carried...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 7:00pm
  The three Area Councils of Ward 5 (Newton Highlands, Newton Upper Falls and Waban) are sponsoring a Candidates' Night for competitors in city-wide elections. Confirmed participants include the three candidates for Ward 5 Alderman-at-Large and the...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 4:30pm
The Aldermen from Ward 2 in collaboration with the Department of Planning and Development are co‐hosting a community meeting regarding possible future development on the Austin Street Municipal Parking Lot in Newtonville.  As you may know, six...
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 9:00am
The Friends of Hemlock Gorge’s Annual Fall Cleanup will be on Saturday October 26, 9 to Noon. We hope to have more then two dozen volunteers, including many from the Upper Falls Tsu Chi Buddhist Temple.  Materials and tools will be supplied for all...
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 1:00pm
On Friday Oct 25, at 1 PM, there will be a ceremonial ground-breaking for the Upper Falls Greenway at Oak and Chestnut St, beside The Depot Coffee Shop.  The mayor will be there, Richard Davey the state's Secretary of Transportation, our local...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 4:00pm
On Wednesday, October 23rd , the City of Newton, the Town of Needham, and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development are launching a new initiative to promote the Needham Street/Highland Avenue corridor as a...
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 5:00pm
The 2013 summer picnic took place Tuesday August 6 from 6 p.m. to dusk at Hamilton Place, off Central Avenue/Elliot Street, Needham, MA. There was music byBroken Rose, courtesy of Karen Osborn Shanley, a grill, and absolutely perfect weather. Bonnie...


Brian E. Yates
Councilor At Large
Ward 5

1094 Chestnut St.
Newton, MA 02464

My campaign for re-election in 2017 is now underway. Please look through this website for information on my qualifications, viewpoints, and accomplishments.


Brian E. Yates Councilor At Large