THE LAUNCH OF #NEWTONTOGETHERLet’s stay connected as a community in the face of COVID-19! 
On Patriots’ Day/Marathon Monday, we invite all Newtonians to make handmade #NewtonTogether signs and display them in your windows. Get creative and share the incredible joy, strength, and resiliency of Newton. Just because we can’t gather for the Marathon this year, doesn’t mean we can’t connect!  Tag your creations in the Facebook event or on social media with #NewtonTogether.  For more information, click HERE.  
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/875153109665686/Flyer: http://www.newtonma.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?t=72091.33&BlobID=102892The PDF of the flyer as well as image of the Kelley statue with the hashtag can be seen below.  

WHERE THE IDEA CAME FROM:The idea came to the Mayor’s Office from Newton resident Rakashi Chand:Let us bring our community together in a shared message of perseverance and pride. Let us inspire one another as we are and always have been an unwavering city, that has stood tall and united in the face of adversity and overcome again and again, every challenge, hardship, tragedy and crisis.  We will persevere, we will fight in every way we can, we will unite and we will see the dawning of a brave new day. This epidemic will make each day harder than the last, but we will persevere, we will face the challenges that present themselves, because we are strong. Let’s find a way to inspire our citizens, and remind them that we, like our forefathers and foremothers, will overcome this, and find ways to raise each other up with hope.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:  You can do two things to make this a success:  

  1. Help spread the word — share, post, tag, etc. — to make sure all Newton residents know about it.  
  2. MAKE SIGNS.  Then put them up to show your Newton pride!