Notable Newtonians: Celebrities from Newton
Chang-Diaz is a Massachusetts state senator from Boston. She grew up in Newton and is the daughter of Franklin Chang-Diaz, the former astronaut.
She once bragged about her hometown to the Globe: "Newton, an extremely white city by the numbers, is the first city in America to be represented by a black mayor, a black governor, and a black president simultaneously. That's pretty great. I think that's a sign of something special, a step forward for Massachusetts."