FESTIVE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY MARKS
NEWTON DISTRICT COURT'S RETURN
TO RENOVATED NEWTON TRIAL COURT
Newton, MA - Chief
Justices, Newton District Court judges and court
members of the Executive Branch, Newton community
leaders and residents, local law enforcement
personnel and area high school students and teachers
celebrated the return of the Newton District
Court to its newly refurbished courthouse in
West Newton with a ribbon cutting ceremony on
at the ceremony, held outdoors under a sunny sky
in front of the Newton Trial Court on Washington
Street, included Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice
Margaret H. Marshall; Chief Justice for Administration
and Management Robert A. Mulligan; District Court
Chief Justice Samuel E. Zoll; Newton District Court
First Justice Dyanne J. Klein; Newton District Court
Clerk-Magistrate Henry H. Shultz; State Division
of Capital Asset Management Commissioner David B.
Representative Peter J. Koutoujian; and
Newton Mayor David B. Cohen. Retired Newton District
Court First Justices Monte G. Basbas and Conrad J.
Bletzer were recognized during the festivities, which
also featured musical performances by students from
Newton North High School and Newton South High School.
renovation project, begun in 2001 and funded through
the 1998 Court Facilities Bond Bill, included construction
of a new roof, a jury-equipped courtroom, two stairways, and
a wheelchair ramp in front of the building, as
well as the installation of two elevators and modern
mechanical, electrical, plumbing and security systems.
During construction, the Newton District Court conducted
business in the East Cambridge Trial Court.
the front row, from left, are: Dedham District
Court First Justice Lynda M. Connolly, Chief Justice
Designee of the District Court in June; State Representative
Kay Kahn; Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice
Margaret H. Marshall; State Representative Ruth
B. Balser; Newton District Court First Justice
Dyanne J. Klein; and District Court Chief Justice
Samuel E. Zoll.
In the second row, from
left, are: Division of Capital Asset Management
Commissioner David B. Perini; State Representative
Peter B. Koutoujian; Newton District Court Clerk-Magistrate
Henry H. Shultz; Newton District Court Acting Chief
Probation Officer Kevin T. Galligan; and Chief
Justice for Administration and Management Robert