2014 NDCC Internship Program: apply here


Get it while you can: A Fighting Chance, by Sen. Elizabeth Warren

From our Senator, Elizabeth Warren:

This book tells a very public story about fraud and bailouts and elections. It also tells a very personal story about mothers and daughters, day care and dogs, aging parents and cranky toddlers. It’s not meant to be a definitive account of any historical event—it’s just what I saw and what I lived. It’s also a story about losing, learning, and getting stronger along the way. It’s a story about what’s worth fighting for, and how sometimes, even when we fight against powerful opponents, we can win.


NDCC Mourns Dr. Nasir A. Khan, husband of State Representative Kay Khan

We have received the very sad news that Dr. Nasir A. Khan, husband of Representative Kay Khan, has passed away. The memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 17, 10:30 am at the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre. If you would like to send a card, Kay's address is 18 St. Mary's Street, Newton, 02462. 

Below is a brief biography of Dr. Khan, who was honored recently by the Charles River District Medical Society.

Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with additional qualifications in geriatric psychiatry, Khan is the chief executive officer of Bournewood Hospital in Brookline, and is engaged in the private practice of psychiatry in Newton. He is also a member of the staff of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, an assistant clinical professor in psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. A native of London, he is a graduate of Kings College and Westminster Medical School of the University of London.

A member of the Massachusetts Medical Society since 1970, Khan currently serves on its Board of Trustees and as a member of its House of Delegates. He has also been a member of the society’s Committee on Legislation and its District Leadership Council as a past president of the Charles River District Medical Society. Additionally, he has served as president of the Indian Medical Association of New England, president of the Massachusetts Association of Private Psychiatric Hospitals on two separate occasions, and president of the Medical Staff at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and in 2008 was honored with a “Heroes in the Fight” Award from the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Khan is married to State Rep. Kay Khan, and together they have three married children and seven grandchildren.



4:26: Joe Kennedy III Final Signature Push

Please help the Congressman's re-election campaign by participating in their:

Final Signature Saturday

April 26, 2014 

Shifts at 8:0011:001:00 and 4:00 
Locations are flexible, anywhere with high foot traffic (Newtonville, Newton Center, Library, grocery stores, etc.) To participate, please email newtondems@gmail.com. Thank you!

In Memoriam: Alderman Anthony "Sal" Salvucci

Anthony "Sal" SalvucciWe are saddened to report that long-time Ward 3 Dem and Newton Alderman Anthony Salvucci passed away yesterday. Our deepest sympathies to Sal's family, friends and colleagues on the Board of Aldermen.

Magni Funeral Home
365 Watertown St., Newton
Tuesday (4-8-14) 3-8 PM

Our Lady Church
573 Washington St., Newton
Wednesday (4-9-14) @ 1030 AM 



Meeting Announcement: NDCC and Ward Organizational Meeting (Election of officers)

Tuesday, April 29, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Newton South High School, Brandeis Road in Newton

Every two years the NDCC and its ward committees convene to elect its citywide and ward-level officers. The 2014 organizational meetingh is meeting is open to all. Only members of Ward Committees may vote or run for citywide or ward committee office. Proceedings for Ward Committees will take place at 7:00 pm. The NDCC reorganization will begin at 7:30 pm.


NDCC Announces "Conversation with the Candidate" Series

The NDCC in conjunction with Alderman Jay Harney is proud to announce a Conversation with the Candidate series of events designed to give Newton Democrats a more personal, closer look at the Democrats running for office this year.
Schedule and locations:
Note: ACL is the Auburndale Community Library located at 375 Auburn St. Auburndale MA 
  • Wednesday, April 2, 7:30 pm at the ACL: Meet Deb Goldberg, candidate for Treasurer
  • Thursday, April April 3, 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the ACL: Meet James Arena DeRosa (7 pm) candidate for Lt. Gov. and Senator Barry Finegold (8 pm) candidate for Treasurer 
  • Thursday, April 10, 8:00 to 9:00 pm at the ACL: Mike Lake (8 pm) candidate for Lt. Governor
  • Thursday, April 24, 7:30 pm at the ACL: Meet Steve Kerrigan, (7:30 pm) candidate for Lt. Governor and Maura Healey (8:15 pm) candidate for Attorney General
  • Tuesday, May 6, 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the ACL: meet Tom Conroy (7 pm) candidate for Treasurer and Marian Ryan (8 pm) candidate for District Attorney
  • Thursday, May 22, 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the ACL: Meet Leland Cheung (7 pm), candidate for Lt. Governor and Michael Sullivan (8 pm) candidate for Middlesex County District Attorney.

All are welcome to attend! These events are free and open to the public. Bring friends, family, whoever you like!

Questions? Contact newtondems@gmail.com or (617) 997-2577


Join Congressman Joe Kennedy, Help Gather Signatures

This Saturday - another Re-Elect Joe Kennedy for Congress regional day of action.

Help gather signatures for Joe in Newton Centre at 11 am or 1 pm - meet Congressman Kennedy himself on Saturday, 1:00 pm at Johnny's with the signature team!!

Hope to see you there.