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Hello ... is that you, Mr. Mayor?

Posted by mwoolhouse September 21, 2007 03:00 PM

NEWTON

Mayor David Cohen's office will launch a $70,000 system next week that allows city officials to send personalized phone and text messages and e-mails to all city residents.

The system would automatically send messages to residents about weather and other emergencies and notify people about routine city business, like hydrant flushing. It could also be used to remind residents to vote.

The city has contracted with NTI Group Inc., a Sherman Oaks, Calif. company, to provide the service. Jeremy Solomon, the mayor's spokesman, said city officials will be responsible for deciding the type and number of messages.

"We have to strike a real balance between calling too much and getting out information people want to hear," he said.

-- Meg Woolhouse

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