From the NDCC: Thanks for a great year, have a happy New Year


NDCC Endorses Change from "Board of Aldermen" to "City Council"

In the spirit of equality and fairness for all who might like to serve in local government, members of the Newton Democratic City Committee voted overwhelmingly at their December General Meeting to endorse a proposed update to the Newton Charter that would change the title of Newton's legislative body from Board of Aldermen to City Council. Click here for additional details


Sunday: Protest the unjust killings of black men and boys by police


Our 2014 Brunch honoree Reverend Howard Haywood asks us to join him in a march and silent protest of the unaccountable, unjust killings of black men and boys - as young as 12 years old - by police officers around the nation. We should all hasten to answer this call for help.

Please show support for Reverend Howard, his community and this cause by marching tomorrow, Sunday, December 7, at 4:00 pm. This march will leave from Myrtle Baptist Church (map) and will walk to West Newton Square. Bring your family, friends and signs if you agree that the tragic injustices around the country must stop.


December 4: NDCC General Meeting with Rep. Kay Khan on the coming year

All are welcome at the NDCC's last quarterly general meeting of 2014 to be held from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Women's Workshop, 72 Columbus Street in Newton Highlands, on Thursday, December 4


Call of the roll/Sign in (7:30)

Approval of minutes of the previous meeting (7:35 pm)

Reports of officers, ward and standing committees (7:40 pm)

  • Treasurer’s report

  • NDCC schedule for the coming year

    • Holiday gatherings, Caucus 2014, Convention, local elections

  • State, Ward and NDCC subcommittee Reports


Recognition of new ward committee members (7:55 pm)

  • Ward 1: Olivia Alperstein, Ward 2: Matt Yospin, Ward 5: Bill Humphrey and Sue Fliegel

Unfinished business (none)

New business (8:00 pm)

  • Approval of budget for 2015 (click here for proposed budget that has been approved by the NDCC finance subcommittee and the executive committee)

  • Motion to endorse gender-neutral term for city officials

Closure of official business (8:20 pm)

Presentation and discussion with Rep. Kay Khan about passage of Question 4 and discussion of the coming legislative year in the House under a Republican Governor.

Next general meeting:

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, location TBD


To all our volunteers and activists: thank you, thank you, thank you. Please join us on Nov. 20


Election Day - Plan to Vote, Volunteer

Vote Nov. 4 for Dems and Ballot Questions

Please make a plan to vote - especially if you are volunteering!
Polls are open in Newton from 7 am to 8 pm
Visit for your polling location
The full ticket is below along with details for volunteering and election night.

Please vote for the full ticket as follows!

  • Ed Markey for US Senate
  • Joe Kennedy for Congress
  • Martha Coakley and Steve Kerrigan for Gov/Lt. Gov
  • Maura Healey for Attorney General
  • Deb Goldberg for Treasurer
  • Bill Galvin for Secretary of State
  • Suzanne Bump for Auditor
  • Cindy Creem for Senate
  • Kay Khan, Ruth Balser or John Lawn for Representative
  • Marilyn DeVaney for Governor's Council
  • Tara DeCristofaro for Register of Probate
  • Marian Ryan for District Attorney
  • NO on Question 1 (gas tax repeal)
  • YES on Question 2 (bottle bill)
  • YES on Question 4 (earned sick leave)

Want to help and volunteer today or on Election Day? Canvassers and callers are needed! Please come to either 30 Chase Street in Newton Centre or 360 Watertown Street in Nonantum to help.

  • Callers and canvassers are needed all day long. Detailed shifts at
  • Congressman Joe Kennedy will launch a door hangar canvass TODAY at 7:00 pm at HQ (360 Watertown Street)
  • Calling takes place at 30 Chase Street,
  • Canvass wards 5 through 8 from 30 Chase, and wards 1 through 4 from 360 Watertown.

Results watch party
After the polls close at 8 pm, please join the NDCC's election night results watch party at the home of Ald. Vicki Danberg, 30 Chase Street in Newton Centre. All are welcome.

Thank you for all your and hard work support - good luck to our candidates tomorrow!

~ the Newton Dems


Coakley versus Baker on the issues: Its no contest

Click here for the full comparison! Print it out, take it with you as you canvass.