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Newton, Massachusetts (U.S.)

Middlesex County

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Description of the flag

A yellow-black-yellow vertical tribar with a city seal in the center on the black stripe. Newton is in Middlesex County.Source: City homepage http://www.ci.malden.ma.us
Dov Gutterman, 3 December 2002

From www.ci.newton.ma.us/Legal/Ordinance/chapter_01.htm

Sec. 1-8. City seal described.
The following shall be the device of the corporate seal of the city: A representation within a circle of John Eliot preaching to a group of Indians and around the same the words: "Liberty and Union" and "Nonantum;" and in an outer circle the words: "Newton: Founded 1630: Incorporated a Town 1688: A City 1873."
(Rev. Ords. 1973, § 1-8)

State law reference-Municipal seals, G.L. c. 40, § 47

Sec. 1-11. City flag.
There shall be an official city flag, the design of which shall be a field of gold with a black pale in the center which contains the city seal. The flag shall be divided into three (3) equal sections parallel to the staff, the sections at either end to be gold in color and the center section black. The official city seal shall be on the black center section and shall be in gold with black lettering. (Rev. Ords. 1973, § 1-11)
Dov Gutterman, 2 January 2003