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Newton approves tax increase

Newton voters approved an $11.4 million tax increase package Tuesday to pay for new schools, a fire station, road repairs, additional teachers and a handful of more police officers.

For only the second time in the city’s history, voters approved an override of Proposition 2 ½.

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Voters approved all three ballot questions, two debt exclusions for tax increases that will last up to 30 years and a separate permanent tax hike.

The debt exclusions, which total about $3 million, will help pay for the new Angier and Cabot elementary schools. The permanent increase of $8.4 million will help to pay for a new Newton Centre Fire Station, an expansion of Zervas Elementary School, 51 new teachers and aides, road repairs and four new police officers.

Tuesday’s vote means that annual taxes on a median house in Newton would increase by $343 to $8,006.

The permanent tax increase of $8.4 million annually passed by a vote of 9,649 to 8,199.

The tax increase to pay for a new Angier Elementary School passed by a vote of 9,904 to 7,893.

The tax increase to pay for a new Cabot Elementary School passed by a vote of 9,879 to 7,919.

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