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  • As the longest serving member of the Board of Aldermen and a lifelong resident, Ald. Brian Yates knows a thing or two about Newton and its government.Yates, who first took office in 1987, is a sixth-generation Newtonian. He said it’s his experience...
  • Newton —   Posting shortly will be the video of the Candidate Showcase hosted by the three Ward 5 Area Councils held on Sunday October 4th.   NewTV will hosted a series of debates this month leading up to the Nov. 3 local election. The link...
  • Newton — Just days before an agreement to purchase the property will expire, roughly 225 supporters of a proposal to create affordable housing at Engine 6 in Waban signed a petition asking the mayor to help the project by releasing federal funds...
  • Newton — City officials are considering zoning regulations that would limit the locations for operating medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.The Zoning and Planning Committee of the Board of Aldermen will look at the issue on Sept. 23,...
  • Brookline —The pounding of ledge at 1193 Commonwealth Ave, roughly across from the Newton City Hall, which began in late May and turned to blasting in early July is expected to continue on for at least a couple of more weeks, according to the...
  • Newton -The Bridgers are absolutely right that the school committee of decades ago made some horrendous choices in closing the Hamilton, Hyde, and Emerson Schools in the middle of villages. It's sad to see programs to have children walk safely to...
  • Newton —In a ruling that will set precedent for building permits in the city, a state Appeals Court judge has found that the city was wrong when it issued a permit to a Bradford Road property owner for a single-family home on a nonconforming lot....
  • Newton -Nearly 100 people crowded into a hearing room in City Hall Thursday evening for a meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals that lasted more than four hours.What drew them there was a contentious debate about whether new homes should be allowed...

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Brian E. Yates
Alderman at Large
Ward 5

1094 Chestnut St.
Newton, MA 02464
617-244-2601
briyates5@gmail.com

My campaign for re-election in 2015 is now underway. Please look through this website for information on my qualifications, viewpoints, and accomplishments.

 

Brian E. Yates Alderman at Large