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Newton, MA



  • Mayor: Setti Warren
  • City Council President: Scott F. Lennon
  • Governor: Charlie Baker


  • School Governance Structure: The School Committee consists of 9 members elected by ward. The Mayor serves as an ex-officio member with full voting rights.
  • Chief State School Officer: Mitchell D. Chester
  • Superintendent: David Fleishman
  • School Committee Chair: Matt Hills
  • Newton Teachers Association President: Michael Zilles


  • Director of Health and Human Services: Deborah Youngblood
  • SEIU United Healthcare East Vice President: Tyrek D. Lee, Sr.

Community Data: 

Crime Rate Data (according to Neighborhood Scout):

  • 0.76 annual violent crimes per 1,000 residents
  • 9.79 annual property crimes per 1,000 residents
  • Crime Index of 71 (safer than 71% of cities in the U.S.)

Primary Health Care Organizations:

  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Health Care Newton Center
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Newton Corner


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