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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
Sec. 1-8. City seal described.Dov Gutterman, 2 January 2003
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)
located by Ned Smith, 24 November 2005
The flag is a vertical triband of the university's colors- maroon and gold. The 3 panels are of unequal width- the narrowest being the maroon hoist and the widest the maroon fly. On the central gold panel is a depiction of the university's arms in burgundy and gold. The actual colors of the arms, and a blazon, can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_College_Coat_of_Arms. The arms are described as:
"On a field gules, above a trimount in base or, an open book argent edged of the second, thereon an inscription αιεν αριστευειν (Ever to Excel); on a chief sable between two crowns composed of alternate crosses patté and fleur-de-lis or, the badge of the Society of Jesus, azure and or.As mentioned, the arms on the flag are in maroon and gold only.
The tinctures, gules and or, are the heraldic equivalents of the College colors, maroon and old gold. The "trimount," represents the city, Tremont, the old name of Boston, Massachusetts. The open book, symbolic of knowledge, is the central charge of the academic shield. The chief is derived from the arms of old Boston, Lincolnshire, England, (Saint Botolph's Town), a field sable, three crowns, of crosses patté and fleur-de-lis, per pale or; only two crowns are shown, the place of the third being taken by the badge of the Jesuit Order. This badge has a field, azure, rayonne or, enclosing the sacred letters IHS under a cross and above the Sacred Nails, of the second."