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Honk if you ❤️ Crystal Lake!

Found on Next Door Newton Highlands... Looking for horn and wind players to call across Crystal Lake to each other for a dance performance celebrating Global Water Dances and to celebrate the opening of Crystal Lake swim season on June 15th, 2019. Trumpets, tubas, trombones or other brass instruments would be welcome.

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MBTA D Line track and signal overnight work in Newton starting April 8

The MBTA’s contractors are scheduled to begin overnight work on Mondays through Fridays (from 8:30 PM to 5 AM) in Newton from Monday, April 8 to Friday, July 5 (estimated). The contractors will work in up to three locations each night between Riverside and Newton Highlands. One crew will replace rail, railroad ties, and ballast, while another builds new signal...

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What’s happening – March 24-30

What’s happening – March 24-30

Good Morning Newton Residents,    Here's my weekly update on Newton's community and local government. Kindly forward this on to your friends, family, and anyone you think might be interested or refer them to my website at amysangiolo.com to subscribe. Please stay safe, be healthy, be happy, and most of all, please be kind. With warm regards, Amy Mah Sangiolo  ...

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Nomad Story Slam

Nomad Story Slam

It's time once again for another Nomad Story Slam  - this Friday March 29, 7:30 PM at Gregorian Rugs in Newton Lower Falls.  The theme of the night is "comfort zone".   If you've ever listened to the Moth Radio Hour, you'll love the Nomad Story Slam.   Come and listen to great stories from your neighbors or throw your name in the hat to tell your own story. Your...

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Mmmm soup!

Mmmm soup!

Everyone is welcome to the FREE! 5th Annual Upper Falls Soup Social tonight, March 23, 5 PM at the Emerson Community Center on Pettee St in Upper Falls.   Delicious selection of soups from all of our local soup slinging restaurants.  Mmmmm! Brought to you by The Upper Falls Area Council, Upper Falls CDC, generous local businesses and neighbor volunteers.

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What should be Newton’s transportation priorities?

What should be Newton’s transportation priorities?

Back in 2014 Mexico City's mayor announced a new mobility law that dramatically revamped its transportation priorities and, in turn, future policies. The law -- illustrated by the diagram here --  established a mobility hierarchy that shaped the city's priorities for road use planning and budget allocation. Pedestrians were at the very top of the pyramid, followed...

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Studio reports that film production is returning to Cold Spring Park!

Studio reports that film production is returning to Cold Spring Park!

As previously reported, Atlas Film Corporation established a film studio in and around Cold Spring Park about 100 years ago and made silent films, including westerns, for several years. Now, a century later, Paramount will come to the same location on April 8, 9, and 16 to film scenes for a new Apple TV series based on Newton resident William Landay's book,...

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What’s going on with collective bargaining?

The Newton Teachers Association (NTA) and the School Committee agreed last year to a one-year contract extension through August 2019, reportedly in order to grant time to come to an agreement. But in the past couple of weeks, the NTA  has held several protests, campaigning with signs for a "Fair Contract Now." Judging from past contract disputes, these protests are...

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor School Committee

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor School Committee

This weekend Temple Beth Avodah is presenting the musical extravaganza Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the JCC.  Tickets are $20 and performances are Thurs and Sat evenings and Sunday matinee.   Tickets available here. The show features School Committee member Matt Miller, ex-School Committee Member Margie Ross-Decker, and a few dozen performers who...

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Got pot holes?

The TAB interviewed Shane L. Mark, Newton's Department of Public Works’ director of streets, to talk about pot holes. And here's a video we've shared before on Village 14 that explains just how pot holes are formed.

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