Greetings from the Newton Beacon editor

Hello, Newton!

My name is Bryan McGonigle, and I’m the editor of the Newton Beacon.

I’ve been working in journalism for about 20 years now, starting as an obituary writer for a local newspaper and later working as a reporter and editor covering various communities north of Boston.

I’ve covered government, education, crime, disasters, courts, business and much more. And I’m both eager and grateful to be able bring that experience and passion to Newton.

There’s a lot going on in Newton.

Gas prices and inflation have battered city budgets and household finances. There are bridge repairs and elementary school renovations on the way. Families and businesses and education leaders are navigating a slew of social changes in a post-pandemic world. And housing is increasingly scarce while a looming zoning overhaul presents a new challenge for the Newton’s 13 villages;

And there’s a local election on the horizon that could shape all of the above.

With a constant flow of news and developments, Newton needs a reliable local news source to serve as a voice and guide through the bewilderment and disorientation of the times.

The Newton Beacon will be that guide, bringing the people of Newton up-to-the-minute news and in-depth stories about things that impact and shape their lives.

You’ll have a role in that, too. Your feedback and news tips will help direct the Newton Beacon’s coverage and focus so we can tell your story accurately and completely.

Email me at to get in touch. And make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all that makes Newton thrive.

See you around the villages.

Bryan McGonigle