Thursday, December 14, 2006
A commission studying Newton's finances is leaning toward recommending a tax override to pay for construction projects, including rebuilding Newton North High School.
‘‘We did not find a silver bullet to solve the city’s financial problems,’’ said panel chairman Paul F . Levy, president and chief executive officer of Beth Israel Deaconess (cq) Medical Center in Boston.
‘‘Unless things change dramatically in the next three or four weeks, I think the commission is going to recommend [debt exclusion] as a sensible approach for making sure our city’s buildings are put back into good shape.’’
It is due to make its final report in February.
-- CONNIE PAIGE