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by Bella Ishanyan, News Editor

Vaccine Updates

As of Nov. 2, everyone ages five and above is eligible to receive their first two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also recently approved  booster shots for fully vaccinated individuals ages 16 and above. According to CDC guidelines, individuals who initially received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine must wait six months to receive a booster, while those who received the J&J vaccine can be boosted after two months.  People ages 16 and 17 can only get the Pfizer booster.

Overnight Parking Ban

From Dec. 1 to March 31, vehicles that park on any public street, highway, road, parkway or private way  for longer than one hour between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m will be ticketed. The winter rule keeps Newton’s narrow roads clear in case of a winter weather emergency. Violators will be charged with a $25 fine. 

NPS Principal Criticized for Response to Rittenhouse Verdict

North Principal Henry Turner received backlash after tweeting a response about Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal. His response connected the verdict of the case to racial injustice in America and said that “If Kyle Rittenhouse were Black, the outcome would be significantly different.” Turner received racist emails and messages, which he tells The Boston Globe “were outwardly racist towards me and hate-filled.” Bigelow Principal Chassity Coston received hateful messages as well. The messages to both principals appear to come from out of state. Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said that “as Mayor, [she] give[s] her full support to Henry Turner and Chassity Coston.”