“Hurtful, insensitive” comments at NNHS

Yesterday, the Newton North community received the following email from Principal Turner, regarding recent comments and social media posts: Dear Newton North Community,   Over the past few weeks, we have learned of hurtful, insensitive and offensive comments and...

Greg Reibman named to BBJ’s “Power 50: Game Changers”

The Boston Business Journal has announced their annual “Power 50: Game Changers” list. The list is comprised of people who have “made a difference in their business communities, blazed a trail for the rest of us and are leaving a mark on the Greater Boston economy.”...

Letter from NNHS Principal on “Troubling Incident”

Henry Turner, the principal at Newton North, sent the following email regarding an incident that occurred at North yesterday morning. Here’s the text: Dear North Families, I am writing to you regarding a deeply troubling incident that took place at our school...

Area superintendents favor later start times

Today’s Globe has an article on the start time for high schools. It’s prompted by the release of a statement by the Middlesex League Superintendents* which advocates for moving the start time a bit later. “The research is clear on this topic that later start times...

Warning! Runners crossing

Don’t be alarmed Saturday morning if you see hundreds of people running east along Washington St. and Comm. Ave. It’s not people fleeing Wellesley to avoid a Trump rally. It’s just the final long training run for many of the people running the Boston Marathon....

Why So Early?? (Tuesday night at Newton North, 7pm)

REMINDER: Event is tomorrow night, January 26 at 7pm at Newton North High School For those interested in learning more about (and getting involved on) the school start time initiative, please be aware of the forum we have coming up next Tuesday: Why So Early?...
Housing Strategy Open House on June 14

Housing Strategy Open House on June 14

What are Newton’s housing needs likely to be in the coming years, and how will our community address those needs? The City’s Planning and Development Department will be beginning a 9-month process to answer these questions and more. The City will be holding a “Housing...
Gas Leaks, Redux

Gas Leaks, Redux

We’ve spoken about gas leaks a few times here on the blog, but clearly the problem is not yet solved.  New laws were passed last year to try to accelerate detection and repairs. The regular Newton Tree Conservancy spring planting will be coming up on April 25,...
Angier demolition begins

Angier demolition begins

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” – Sir Winston Churchill After shaping generations of children for over 90 years, AE Angier Elementary School’s final chapter ended today.  After removal of windows and some items which will be...