The Newton Free Library is conveniently located across from Newton City Hall.
The City of Newton website has a user friendly "How Do I...." webpage for quick links.
Tip: Look for ordinances about walls under the heading for fences. Formerly under Chapter 20 Civil Fines & Misc. Offenses, Article VI, it was moved to Chapter 5 Public Buildings and Inspectional Services. Article III Fences
Excerpt from Massachusetts Court System: In civil matters, District Court judges conduct both jury and jury-waived trials, and determine with finality any matter in which the likelihood of recovery does not exceed $25,000. The District Court also tries small claims involving up to $7,000 (initially tried to a magistrate, with a defense right of appeal either to a judge or to a jury). Fifteen of its judges serve on the Appellate Division, an appellate tribunal with published opinions that is organized in three geographical districts, and sits in three-judge panels, to review questions of law that arise in civil cases. Read more about the District Courts on the Massachusetts Court System website.
From the Massachusetts Bar Association: "Whether you are a member of the public looking for assistance with a legal question, an attorney searching for a volunteer opportunity, or a student or teacher interested in bringing law-related education to your school, you can benefit from the MBA's public and community service programs."
The City of Newton Planning Department and The Jackson History Museum post legal information regarding restoring and remodeling historic homes in Newton.
November 15 - April 15 Overnight Parking Ban in Effect
Overnight parking is considered to be more than one hour between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.
The Newton Police Department is committed to providing quality; professional law enforcement services to the community and recognizes that successful policing cannot be done without the support of the community. The Newton Police Department serves a residential population of over 85,000 people.Currently the department employs 139 sworn officers, 10 parking control officers,52 school traffic supervisors and 33 civilians.
Take advantage of the Silver-Alert/Wanderer Sign-up link service available from the Newton Police Department page.
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