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: Pam Shufro

I have been a Newtonville resident since 1976. At that time, I was a teacher and my husband worked in state government. With modest incomes, we managed to buy a “fixer upper” in Newtonville. Sad to say, that is no longer possible, as homes are currently unaffordable to people with middle-class incomes, let alone

those with less. While developers and some city officials have promised “affordability” and “diversity of housing options,” the result has been very little net gain in affordability, as teardowns displace residents who cannot afford rents of $3000 and $4000 (or more) per month. I will continue to advocate for housing

that welcomes residents of all income levels.

I am a founding board member of the Claflin/Cabot After School Program and a past PTO leader. Now a retired educator, I hold degrees from Columbia and Harvard Universities.

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