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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Update: Yes vote wins handily, Newton North project to move forward


In unofficial results posted for all 31 precincts at 9:10 p.m., the City of Newton is reporting that the "yes" side carried the vote in today's referendum with 59 percent of the votes cast.

The vote appears to be a solid mandate for Mayor David B. Cohen to continue pursuing his vision of a $141 million replacement for Newton North High School.

The total was 14,569 votes, with 8,531 voters choosing "yes" and 6,038 voting "no."

The "yes" vote carried 24 of the city's 31 voting precincts. Turnout appeared to have been heaviest on the city's north side.

Stay tuned to this space for reactions to the total.

-- Ralph Ranalli

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