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Newton HR Director Karen Glasgow has passed away

Newton HR Director Karen Glasgow has passed away

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller released this today... I am writing to share tragic, sudden, and awful news.   Our Karen Glasgow, Newton’s Human Resources Director, died unexpectedly Sunday morning when she collapsed at home. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband, Brendan, and 9-year-old son, Noah. Karen was so special in so many ways. She loved her family,...

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Fleishman: ‘Our history teachers have been singled out, harassed and subjected to harsh and unfair criticism’

Newton School Superintendent David Fleishman released this letter to the school community today….

Dear Newton Community:

For the past seven years, the Newton Public Schools have been the target of outside groups claiming anti-Israel bias in our history curriculum. These baseless claims, often reliant upon materials and documents taken out of context, are misleading and only serve to denigrate the hard work and professionalism of our skilled and dedicated faculty.

In recent months, the attacks have grown increasingly and unjustly personal. Our history teachers have been singled out, harassed and read more

New Coffee Bar in Newton Highlands

New Coffee Bar in Newton Highlands

Remember Fleck? It wasn't closed all that long ago, but the corner spot is already becoming something news.  Stacks, which operates a few coffee bars in the Albany, NY market, bought out Fleck and is now having a "soft opening." I spent a few minutes talking with the manager and it looks like they're going to have an interesting coffee program. This includes their...

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Video shows Newton dad being escorted out of US by ICE

Wicked Local Newton has posted this video of Newton resident Rigoberto Mendez being escorted by ICE out of the country.

Mendez was deported to Guatemala Friday morning. Mendez came to the U.S. illegally in 1991, from Guatemala, and had been struggling to remain ever since while raising a family here. His wife Imelda Felipe Lopez, also an undocumented immigrant, is being treated for brain cancer and cannot work, raising the possibility that his 18-year-old son Roberto Felipe Lopez will have to drop out of UMass Boston to provide for his mother and 10-year-old brother. [Video courtesy of the Lopez family]

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Newton government this week

Here's this week's edition of Amy Sangiolo's "Newton Community and Local Government Update" Notable Events   [Events] Memo on Washington Street Vision Plan   [City Council] City Council to Meet – Monday, September 17th   [City Council] Land Use Committee to meet on Monday, September 17th   [City Council] Lasell Neighborhood Council to meet on Monday, September 17th...

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Be in the Upper Falls Village Day parade

Be in the Upper Falls Village Day parade

This Sunday, Sept 16, come join the Upper Falls Village Day Parade! This year Village Day is moving down from the Emerson Playground to Chestnut St, (at Oak) beside the Upper Falls Greenway. That last block of Chestnut St will be closed to traffic and filled with music, fun, food, and festivities. We are recruiting as many people as possible to march in the Upper...

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Council acts to place two recreational marijuana ballot questions before voters Nov. 6

Here's your very brief synopsis of what's was decided by the Newton City Council regarding recreational marijuana at a nearly four hour special council meeting on Thursday. I urge folks who been following this as well to add updates, observations and explanations. The council voted 11-10 (with three absent for all votes) not to remove the previously approved 2-4...

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Coyote attacks dog near Cold Spring Park

This was posted on the NextDoor Newton list serve this morning. Our 17 lb Jack Russell mix dog was attacked by a coyote last night (Wednesday) in our front yard on Beaconwood Rd near Cold Spring Park. He was out for a minute to do his last bathroom break before going to bed. Dog was lucky and got away after my husband interrupted it, but dog was bit in the...

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