Village 14: Newton Massachusetts Virtual Village

Garden Millionaire City

More millionaires live in Newton than any city in the commonwealth except for Boston, the Boston Business Journal Reports. According to the most recent federal data on Bay State residents’ income, Newton was home to 1329 million dollar filers in 2016 an increase of 53 or 4.3 percent.   On the other hand, a few cities and towns saw a sizable dip in million-dollar...

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Village #14 – It’s official

Village #14 – It’s official

Hello Thompsonville.  We're joining your party. We are delighted that we are finally getting the recognition we so richly deserve as Newton's 14th village.   The Newton Free Library's annual fundraising drive just made it official. Ok, now that that's settled, we're going to begin a signature drive to create a Village14 Area Council and we're putting together a...

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In case you didn’t know – it’s snowing!!

According to Mayor Fuller's news update, we should expect tomorrow morning to be a mess. We still don't know if school will be cancelled, (kids - you'll have to check snowdaycalculator or wait until the phone may or may not ring at 5:00 a.m.), but we do know that yard waste will not be collected, the MBTA is moving forward with accessibility improvements to the...

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Is there any merit to Opt-Out’s election math?

Is there any merit to Opt-Out’s election math?

More than a week after Newton voters voted against a ballot question that would have banned recreational marijuana shops from opening here -- as well as a second ballot quesiton that would have capped the number of stores to between 2 to 4 -- some ban advocates have been writing letters to elected leaders, The TAB and Patch, blaming Mayor Fuller and challenging what...

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Unhappy about Newton’s parking ban? Don’t just gripe. Help figure it out.

According to this comment on a prior thread about the parking ban, Newton City Councilor Susan Albright is looking for volunteers to help understand how many homes offer "absolutely no place to put their car(s)."  My next step is to try to get a handle on the extent of the problem. No one in the city knows who has a driveway and who doesn’t. I’ve asked Doug from GIS...

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Kids Robotics Event on Saturday

Kids Robotics Event on Saturday

It's that time of year again when the LigerBots host a FIRST LEGO League tournament. We do this every year and it's a great time. This one is a "qualifier" round with the Eastern Massachusetts State Championship coming up in December. On Saturday we'll have a maker fair with a ton of hands-on STEM activities. So if you're thinking "what am I going to do with my kids...

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Timing is everything

Timing is everything

Come join us 7:30 Friday night at Gregorian Rugs for the 17th Nomad Story Slam. If you've never been, you'll love this Moth Radio Hour inspired event.  Anyone can come and throw their name in the hat and tell a true 5 minute story on the theme of the night - "timing is everything". This time around we have two special invited guest storytellers: Melanee Addison is a...

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My favorite Village14 ad

My favorite Village14 ad

On the right side of the Village14 site ads for various products pop up.  V14 has nothing to do with the ads.  the tech folks who host the site for us use some 3rd party ad serving service. I have no idea of the logic and rules of who gets served what ads but somebody's got my number.  It's the perfect attire for a committed carnivore like myself. If any of you are...

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Hello, parking ban!

Starting tonight, Nov. 15 through April 15, drivers are not allowed to park on any City of Newton street for longer than one hour between the hours of 2 a.m.-6 a.m.  Discuss.

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New Art Center executive director departs

New Art Center executive director departs

This just in from the New Art Center in Newtonville Dear Members of the New Art Center Community, I am writing to inform you of a recent administrative change at the New Art Center. Dan Elias has resigned his position as Executive Director. During his tenure, he made many extremely valuable contributions to the center, for which we are very grateful. We wish him all...

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FBI: 12 hate crimes reported in Newton last year

FBI: 12 hate crimes reported in Newton last year

There was an increase in the number of hate crimes reported in Massachusetts and the rest of the nation overall, according to new data released by the FBI. FBI says hate crimes reports were up about 17 percent in 2017 nationwide, marking a rise for the third year in a row. Among those were 12 hate incidents reported in Newton, in 2017 as follows. Race/Ethnicity...

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The path from here for recreational marijuana shops

The path from here for recreational marijuana shops

Now that Newton residents decided the city will be allowed to have up to eight retail marijuana shops, the next step before any store can open is for the City Council to vote on zoning, the TAB's Julie Cohen reports. That includes review of the proposed ordinance at Wednesday's Zoning and Planning meeting, which will hopefully be followed by a full City Council vote...

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