Paul's Supporters Come From All Across Newton

Richard Blazar, Former City Councilor

Peter Bruce, President, Newtonville Area Council

Judith A. Cowin, Former Justice, MA Supreme Judicial Court

William I. Cowin, Former Associate Justice, MA Appeals Court

Lenny Gentile, City Councilor, Former School Committee Chair

Robert Gerst, Former Alderman

Rena Getz, Vice President, Waban Area Council

 

Ellen Gibson, Former School Committee Member

Paul Guzzi, Former MA Secretary of State

Jay Harney, Former City Councilor

 

Matt Hills, Former School Committee Chair

Martina Jackson, Member, MA Democratic Party State Committee, Newtonville Area Council

Bob Jampol, Member, Waban Area Council

Marc Laredo, City Councilor, Former School Committee Chair

Tarik Lucas, City Councilor

 

Arthur Magni, Newton Parks & Recreation Commission Member

Julia Malakie, City Councilor

Christopher Markiewicz, City Councilor

Megan Meirav, Member, Waban Area Council

Jim Mnookin, Former School Commmittee Member

 

John Oliver, City Councilor

 

Emily Norton, City Councilor

Steve Siegel, Former School Committee Member

John Stewart, Former Alderman

Susan Tracy, Former Massachusetts State Representative

Pam Wright, City Councilor

Ralph Abele

 

Zach Abelson

 

Martin Abrahamson

Anil Adyanthaya

Andrew Aguirre

Raquel Alencar

 

Maggi Alexander

 

Jim Allard

Marcella Almeida, MD

Judith Andelman

Kathy Anderson

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Stacey Ardini

 

Kristin Ardlie

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Steven Aronson

 

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Henry Barbaro

 

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James H. Barron

 

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Rachel Beaver

 

Valerie Beaver

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Erik Belt

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Daniel Bergman

 

Melissa Bergman

 

Marilyn Berman

Sue Berman

Jackson Bernard

 

Judy Bernard

 

Mark Bernard

Dana Bernson

Adam Bernstein

Carolyn Bernstein

Susan Biener Bergman

Joe Blanchard

 

Jessica Blaustein

Marc Blaustein

Betsy Blazar

 

Carol Blazar

 

Jeannie Blazar

 

Randy Block

Peter Bloy

Marshall (Mac) Blythe

Randy Bock

Alex Bolduc

Stewart Bond

 

Marti Bowen Boguski

David Bolger

Bill Bracken

Frank Bradley

Stephen Bradley

 

Esther Brandon

 

Jeffrey Brenner

Lou Brenner

Sara Brenner

Joe Brevard

Johnice Bristol

Timothy Bristol

Ellyn Bronstein

Lisa Brown

 

Wayne Brown

 

Dieke Browne

Paul Browne

Jim Buni

David Bunis

Jeffrey Burger

 

Stephen Burnham

Dave Buzzeo

Tianxi Cai

Alyssa Canelli

Jill Canelli

William Carroll

Joanne Caruso

Brennan Casey

Franco Cedronee

Buddy Cerone

Dana Cetlin

Elliot Chaikof

 

Melissa Chaikof

Jeannie Chaisson

 

Laura Beth Chamberlain

Amy Chan

Jonathan Chen

 

Lap Kong Cheng

Denise Chicoine

 

Jon Chilingerian

Ryan Chin

 

Karen Chinitz

Michael Chinitz

Karen Goldstein Chow

Aaron Cohen

Richard Cohen

Lisa Popik Coll

Eileen Concannon

 

David Conklin

 

Katherine Sydney Cook

Bonnie Croopnick

Jackie Croopnick

Steven Croopnick

Rich Cruz

Michael Cuccurullo

Suzanne Cuccurulllo

 

Robert Cuddy

Marc Cumsky

 

Phoebe Cushman

 

Ed Dailey

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Amy Louise Davenport

 

George Dean

Judith DeAngelis

 

David Decosimo

 

Harmony Decosimo

 

Matt DeJohn

 

Molly DeJohn

 

Lindsay Delevingne

Derege Demissie

Jodi Detjen

Mike Detjen

Bruce Dezube, MD

 

Esther Dezube

Gino Dibona

 

Andrea Dickson

Lou Didino

Peter Dimond

Gail Doherty

 

Paul Doherty

 

Lucia Dolan

Simon Dolan

 

Ann Donner

Debbie Donovan

 

William Dowdell

Herb Dreyer

 

Sheryl Dropkin

 

Steven Dropkin

Liat Dror

Anne Drowns

 

Chai Dundas

 

Michael Dundas

Jane Dunphy

Joan Durkee

Kevin Dutt

 

Jackson Eckenrode

 

Andi Edson

 

Roy Einhorn

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Aleks Engel

 

Kirsten Engel

 

Ed Englander

Linda Englander

Thomas Enselek

Alexandra Epstein

 

Fiona Epstein

 

Dan Eshet

 

José Estabil

Lisa Estes

Ephraim Ezekiel

 

Myron Falchuk

Anthony Farina

 

John Farrell

Stephen Farrell

Arlene Feinberg

Lori Feinberg

Steven Feinstein

Joseph Fernandez

Erica Fields

 

Evan Finkelstein

Jean Fisher

Lee Fisher

 

Glenda Fishman

 

Robert Fishman

 

Mary Fitzgerald

 

Gary Fleisher

 

Sally Fleschner

Jeffrey Flier

Nathaniel Foote

 

David Ford

Ellen Ford

Nancy Forsyth

Joseph Franco

Charles Frankston

Carole Freedland

Brian Freeman

Amy Friedman

Elisa Friedman

 

Robb Friedman

Scott Friedman

 

Mark Froimowitz

Carolyn Gabbay

Ishani Ganguli

Lori Gans

Steve Gans

Brad Gaynor

Paul Geltman

 

Nate Gibson

Greg Ginsburg

 

Paul Giragos

Dena Glasgow

Jason Glasgow

Miriam Glasgow

Burton Glass

 

Don Glazer

 

Dwight Golann

Marcia Gold

 

Ilene Goldman

 

Janice Goldman

 

Michael Goldman

 

David Goldstone

Melissa Goldstone

 

William Gordon

Karen Gorelick

 

Richard Goren

Noura Guermazi

Susan Graf

 

Hal Green

David Grossman

Samantha Gundersen

William Gundersen

Joanne Guzzi

Atilla Habip

Debra Hall

Michael Halle

Richard Halloran

Sabrina Halloran

Lynn Halpern

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Tricia Haran

David Harris

 

Paul Hattis

Ari Hauben

 

Ed Hauben

Jan Hauben

Jess Hauben

Seth Hauben

Eden Haverfield

Sascha Haverfield

Dan Hawkins

Rich Heald

William Heck

 

Paula Ivey Henry

 

Snowden Henry

 

Steve Henry

 

Jamie Heywood

Beth Hicks

 

Bill Hicks

 

Toni Hicks

 

Matt Hildebrandt

 

Melanie Hildebrandt

 

Lisa Hills

Thomas Hitchner

Bill Hoch

Stephanie Hoff

 

Jeff Holt

Craig Horning

 

Barry Horwitz

Elizabeth Horwitz

Dennis Howard

 

Lisa Howe

 

Peter Howe

Linda Hsu

Jessica Huang

Michelle Hubbard

Jack Hulburd

Sam Hurwitz

 

Sandra Hurwitz

Eli Ingraham

 

Julia Irish

 

Sarah Iselin

 

Arthur Jackson

Daniel Jackson

Ina Jackson

 

Raymond Jackson

Roberta Jacobs

 

Karen Jacobson

Caleb Jacobson-Sive

Karen Jacobson-Sive

 

Shemina Jesani

Bette Johnson

 

Ed Johnston

 

Mary Johnston

 

Lisa Joseph

Ron Joseph

Linda Jones

Ana Kales

 

Stefanos Kales

David Kapson

 

Terri Kasper

John Kassakian

Wilma Kassakian

Gali Katz-Rottem

Bob Kavanagh

 

Carole Kavanagh

 

Kelly Kee

 

Kevin Kee

Lila Kee

Linda Kee

 

Allison Kessler

 

Seth Kessler

David Kezer

 

Reza Khorshidi

 

Pilar Kilicci-Kret

 

Kenneth Kimmell

 

Pat King

Sarah Kish

 

Sharon Kleefield

Alex Klimov

Linda Knaian

Allan Kohrman

Gordon Kohse

Shawn Konary

Alan Kovacs

Scott Krentzman

 

Phillip Kret

Robert Krim

 

Amy Kropke

Gabriela Kroszynski

Jonny Kruskal

Anna Kumysh

Anastasia Kyratzoglou

 

Ioannis Kyratzoglou

Cindy Lai

 

Matt Lai

Shauna Lai

 

Bruce Landon

 

Wendy Landon

 

Scott Langer

 

Marcia Lassman

 

Nick Lazaris

Lynne LeBlanc

Howard Lebowitz

Jonathan Lee

 

Ken Leibler

 

Jennifer Lemire

Wendy Lennon

Marion Letvin

Nina Levin

Jack Leader

Mollie Blazar Lebowitz

 

James Lee

Steve Lee

Henry Lerner, MD

Heather Levin

Jonathan Levin

 

Al Lewis

Stanley Lewis

Cindy Li

Nan Lin

Dick Lindzen

Nadine Lindzen

Adam Lipson

 

Eugene Litvak

 

Bob Loeb

 

Jennifer London

 

Joanna London

 

Barbara Lund

 

Brita Lundberg

Michael MacDonald

 

Bertha Madras

Peter Madras

Dennis Maguire

Tina Maiorano

Beth O'Neill Maloney

 

Ziva Mann

Eleftheria Maratos-Flier

Kenneth N. Margolin

 

Irene Margolin-Katz

Nick Margulis

Ellen Marqusee

Robert Marshall

Traute Marshall

Linda Mastromattei

Lex Mathews

Olivia Mathews

 

Jane Matlaw

 

James Leland McCartney

 

Tabetha McCartney

Emily McDermott

John McGee

 

Jon McIntyre

 

John McKenna

 

Cory McLean

Laura McTaggart

Bruce McVittie

 

Udi Meirav

John Mekalanos

Roshen Menon

 

Leslie Meyer

 

Michael Millburn

 

Stanley Miller

Colleen Minaker

James Miner

 

Beth Mitchell

Karl Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell

Farzana Mohamed

Roshni Mohan

 

Sagar Mohan

Anna Mehrotra

Ateev Mehrotra

Svetlana Moldavsky

 

Barbara Molé

John Molé

Elaine Monico

 

David Montague

Patrick Moriarty

Silvana Morrill

 

Arash Mostaghimi

 

Becky Mozaffarian

 

Em Mueller

Guntram Mueller

Marc-David Munk

 

John Murray

 

Eddie Musa

Roxanna Myhrum

Lee Nadler

 

Kristin Naragon

 

Ryan Naragon

Amir Nashat

Elizabeth Navisky

 

Ronald Newton

 

Rosemary Newton

 

Alan Nogee

Adair Nolan

Tom Nolan

James Noonan

 

Natalie Noonan

 

Jack Norton

Robert Norton

Alexandra Novina

Samuel Ntonme

 

Arnold Offner

 

Ellen Offner

Ed Olhava

Phoebe Olhava

Agnes Olshansky

Regina O'Neill

Laurie Palepu

Daniel Palestrant

 

Lucia Panichella

Petya Papazova

 

Krishna Parekh

 

David Park

 

Christina Parker

 

Ellen Parker

 

Richard Parker

Lisa Parlagreco

Eric Passeggio

Jessica Passeggio

Emily Pearlstein

 

Robert Pearlstein

 

Brian Penti

Regina Penti

Donna Penzo

Tony Penzo

David Perna

Bob Persons

 

Laura Petrillo

Bryant Pierce

Julie Pierce

Robert Pindyck

Matt Pini, Sr.

 

Zygmunt Plater

Pasquale Pontoriero

Jeffrey Pontiff

Jeffrey Popma

 

Irene Porokhova

Alan Posner

Mark F. Poster

Lonnie Powers

 

Tom Powers

Jim Pransky

Pat Pransky

Åsa Priddis

 

Amy Present

 

Jon Press

Robert Pressberg

Jack Prior

Arrianna Proia

Chuck Proia

 

Dan Proskauer

 

Melissa Prudhomme

 

Cedar Pruitt

Ben Pushner

 

Jenny Pushner

 

Dmitri Rabin

Dena Rakoff

 

Todd Rakoff

 

Arun Ramappa

Paula Rendino

Laxmi Rao

Lily Rao

 

Mohan Rao

 

Vivek Rao

Lisa Reibstein

 

Ronald Remy

 

Narguess Riahi

 

Abbie Richards

 

Magdalena Rieb

Bill Riggs

 

Jan Riggs

Bonnie Rind

David Rind

Ann Ritchie

 

Ted Ritchie

Karen Rizner

 

Paul Roberts

Herb Robinson

David Rockwell

Dan Rodas

 

Stacy Roman

Steven Roman

Angel Rosa

Mark Rosenthal

 

George Ross

Linda Ross

Assaf Rotem

Alan Rottenberg

 

Debora Rottenberg

Albert Rubinsky

Melissa Rubinsky

 

Dan Rutrick

 

Carol Salmere

 

Libby Sands

 

Prasad Sathe

James Sbordone, Jr.

James Sbordone, Sr.

Ryan Sbordone

Tracy Sbordone

 

Anlee Schaye

Robert Schaye

Phyllis Scherr, MD

 

Alan Schlesinger

Benjamin Schlesinger

Susan Schlesinger

Eva Schmitt

Amy Schneider

Anne Schnelling-Lee

Nancy Schön

Harry Schrager

Hannah Rockwell Schuwarz

Barbara Schwartz

Leon Schwartz

 

Ed Sciore

Carol Scolnick

Susan Servais

 

Rick Sewall

Behdad Shahossi

 

Risa Shames

Niraj Shanbhag

Ofer Shapira

 

Amy Lederer Shapiro

Robert Shapiro

Tom Sheff

Susan Shepherd

Roberta Sherman

Zelda Siegel

 

Neil Silverston

Tim Sindelar

Mary Jo Sisk

 

Tony Sit

Carol Sklar

Clifford Slater, President, Newton Youth Soccer

Michael Slater

Karen Slote

Jon Slote

Jeff Smith

 

Dena Snyder

Jay Snyder

Susan Snyder

Alan Spatrick

Mark Sokoll

Ellen Solomon

Fred Solomon

 

Patrick Cheng-Hao Song

Heng Soon

Andre Soran

 

Barbara Spinner

 

David Spinnner

 

Damon Spitz

 

Bobbie Sproat

 

Ann B. Stambler

Jane Starkman

 

Robert Stavins

 

Owen Stearns

April Stein

Geoff Stein

Marc Steinberg

Michelle Barmazel Steinberg

Paul Stevens, Jr.

Martina Stippler

Gregg Stone

Terry Stone

Tim Stone, co-founder, Beautiful Newtonville

Jodi Sufrin

Tim Sullivan

 

Mary Supple Dailey

Gus Svartstom

Rob Swint

 

Guna Svendsen

Laurie Swett

Margaret Szerlip

 

Peter Szolovits

Michael Tack

Sumukh Tendulkar

Irina Teslyar

Kim Thurmond

 

Jessica Traxler

Justin Traxler, President, Newton Girls Soccer

Mary Troxell

Michelle Tsay

Andrew Tubman

Harold Tubman

Macy Tubman

Beth Uhl-Israel

 

Cliff Utstein

Danny Visco

Tulia Visco

Didi Vittori

 

Peter Vanderwarker

Steve Walsh

Andrew Wagner

Priya Wagner

Catherine Wang

Barry Wanger

Wendy Wanger

Ari Wassner

 

Dalia Wassner

Barbara Waxer

Cheri Weaver

 

Kelly Weaver

 

Jessica Jackson Weed

Peter Weed

 

Sanford Weiner

Steve Weiner

Beverly Weinfeld

Stephanie Weitzman

Gregory Wellenius

 

Maayan Wenderow

 

Tal Wenderow

Grace West

Martin West

 

John Westman

 

Ellen Whalley

 

Sally Whelan

Patricia White

 

Linda Whitlock

 

John Williamson

 

Scott Wilson

Sarah Stephens Winnay

 

Julie Winsett

Jack Wittenberg

Judy Wittenberg

 

Richard Wolfe

Ronan Wolfsdorf

Chang Wong

 

Deborah Wong

 

Brenda Wright

Hong Wu

Mei (Gracie) Xie

 

Harriet Yaffe

Peter Yaffe

Sigal Yawetz

Matan Yitzhari

Christine Young

Sharon Young

Peter Zabchuk

Vladimir Zarkhin

 

Eva Zervos

Gerry Zipser

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My oldest and youngest NPS kids, Rebecca and Naim, happily goofing around during her first post-Covid visit. Naim is excited to be going to the same school his sisters attended and loves hearing their stories!

The 1991 U-10 Cheetahs

The 1996 U-14 Phantoms, Division 2 Champions!

On the rail trail biking with Naim

Naim and me at Deer Island, the center of the Boston Harbor Cleanup Project

Ceremonial First Pitch, as the late Charles Ogeltree joined us for the inaugural class of the Red Sox scholars

Teaching Naim how to fix a flat tire in the Zervas parking lot

Checking out the sheep with Naim at Drumlin Farm

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 Farzana and I were so happy to welcome baby Naim into our family in May 2016. We can't believe he's already ready for kindergarten at Bowen School!

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Naim likes to scale to new heights! We know the Newton schools will help him do so in other ways!

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I'm proud of my Central American heritage. My great grandfather founded the volunteer fire department in Panama City, Panama. They issued this stamp in his honor.

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I've been refereeing youth soccer games since 1994 and also games at NNHS and NSHS

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Naim and I like to clear leaves away from catch basins on our street when there's been a big storm. Perhaps he'll have a career in wastewater management like his dad some day!

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Naim's great-grandparents boarded a small boat to migrate from India to Kenya in the early 1900s. A century later, their grand-daughter Farzana was the first in their family to go to college. She became a US citizen in 2014.

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Keeping up the tradition: My daughter Rebecca at age 1-1/2 wearing the traditional Panamanian pollera dress, a gift from her great-grandmother.

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My mother Emita Fidanque and a friend wearing their polleras in Panama City in the 1940s.

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Educators in the family: My sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and José Torres, both long-time teachers, were deeply involved for decades in a racially and economically diverse summer program called ACT at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Along the way, the two also fell in love!

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Like many other Newton kids, my daughter Rebecca spent many hours studying dance at Joanne Langione Dance Center. She later began a career as a professional dancer and choreographer, reaching great heights in her profession!

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After graduating NSHS, my daughter Sarah went to Harvard and studied anthropology, leading to work as an editor and writer. Along the way, she also became a professional pastry chef. Here's her graduation photo from pastry school.

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I coached for Newton Girls Soccer for 27 years, but it was a special treat teaching these teenage girls to play soccer during a volunteer assignment in Ho, Ghana.

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Our son Naim helped me deliver my nomination papers to Newton City Hall. Over 500 people signed them, assuring me a place on the Nov. 2 ballot.

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With Manny Ramirez and my mentee, Harrison, at the inaugural class of the Red Sox Scholars, an idea to help inner city school children that I developed with Sam Kennedy.