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Kay Khan: Vote 'Yes' Three Times on March 12

A letter to the editor from Newton State Rep. Kay Khan supporting the March 12 override questions.

Kay Khan: Vote 'Yes' Three Times on March 12

 

I’m writing to ask you for your support, and most importantly your THREE YES VOTES, in order for Newton to pass Mayor Setti Warren’s override package on March 12.

Local government in Newton has come a long way in the past few years getting its finances in order. I have been working hard – and quite successfully, I might add — along with the other members of Newton’s legislative delegation to ensure that our city continues to receive its fair share of local aid. Still, because Newton is such a great place to live and raise children, many young families have moved here over the past decade, adding almost a thousand students to our school system, and hundreds more are expected in the coming years. More teachers and space are vitally necessary to maintain the quality education that we provide our children and grandchildren.

Having put three children through our school system, and with five grandchildren currently enrolled in Newton Public Schools, I know firsthand that we must pass this override package. The Angier school, which one of my grandchildren attends, is the top capital improvement priority for Newton. The Cabot school is also in deplorable condition, listed as one of the ten worst in Massachusetts. The Zervas school, which another of my grandchildren attends, is far too small and outmoded to meet current needs.

Your THREE YES VOTES will also allow Newton to repave many of our deteriorating roads and sidewalks, improve emergency response time by rebuilding Fire Headquarters and Station 3 in Newton Centre, and put additional police officers on our streets to address growing traffic problems.

Please remember to vote YES three times on March 12 and encourage your friends and family to join you in Building Newton’s Future. Thanks!

--Kay Khan
State Representative
11th Middlesex District

 

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