Slate of Eight

We are running for the Newtonville Area Council, an elected body advocating for the Newtonvile community. We are committed to assuring that the Mayor and City Council hear your concerns about



•   Reasonable development that protects affordable housing, environmental sustainability and village character

•   A new zoning code that reflects the concerns of residents rather than developers

•   A traffic plan that improves the flow of cars and protects the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians

•   A new senior and community center that encourages participation by its location, scope and the services it provides.


As both newcomers and longtime Newtonville residents, we are committed to ensuring that Newtonville remains a welcoming and diverse community.

Please vote for our Slate of Eight

Ask for the Newtonville Area Council ballot at the polls on

November 5th.

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Candidate Statement: Kirill Alshewski

I’m a new member of the community as I moved to Newtonville with my family 18 months ago. I hold two Bachelor’s degrees from UMass Amherst and a Master’s degree from Columbia University. I currently work as a Senior Data Engineer at a biotech company in Boston.

One of the most contentious issues in Newtonville is new development. I completely agree that we need to “refresh” Washington Street, attract new businesses and bring in more tax revenue. However, Newtonville needs responsible development that resonates with its infrastructural, economic, and aesthetic contexts. Simply “if we build it they will come” will not work. In addition, community feedback should be taken into account. After all, it is we who will continue to live here and not the developer.

If elected, I’ll focus on:

- sustainable new developments that conform to neighborhood character; - improvement/beautification of public green spaces; and

- using technology to create an eco-friendly and sustainable community.

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