By Julie M. Cohen – Wicked Local Although many restaurants were allowed to open outdoor seating areas during COVID, those spaces often had uneven surfaces, making them inaccessible to those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility. It is ultimately the restaurants’ responsibility to make their patios accessible, according to Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s office, but city […]
From the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s newsletter, May 12, 2021 A resident with limited mobility recently reached out to Newton City Councilor Alicia Bowman frustrated that some restaurants’ outdoor dining setups weren’t handicap accessible. Bowman could have just passed the complaint onto the city’s inspectional services and left it at that. Instead, she recruited her council […]
City Councilor Alicia Bowman initiates a flower planting effort throughout Newton’s villages. Collaborative and volunteer-driven, it’s helping Newton restaurants attract customers to outdoor seating during the pandemic. Read the Boston Globe article by Angela Yang. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/04/22/metro/volunteers-add-flower-filled-planters-restaurants-throughout-newton-outdoor-dining-returns/
VOTERS FOR A VIBRANT NEWTON Alicia is one of twelve City Council candidates endorsed by Voters for a Vibrant Newton. We selected these candidates for their demonstrated commitment to Voters for a Vibrant Newton’s vision – that Newton remains an open and welcoming city, with vibrant village centers, environmentally sustainable living, and a solid fiscal […]
Alicia is thrilled to receive this endorsement: “The Newton North Bike Club is excited to endorse Alicia Bowman for City Council. As an ardent supporter of cycling infrastructure and a longtime activist in Newton, we trust Alicia to promote alternate forms of transportation and to listen to youth voices.” Photo above is a Bike Club […]
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