Closings and Openings in Newton

Closings and Openings in Newton

The past few years have generally been good for retail in Newton’s village centers, especially with all of the new restaurants coming into the City. Even so, we have also lost stores that have been part of our community for quite a while. We have also lost a few new...
Telling Family Stories

Telling Family Stories

Just about all of us have boxes of old family photos or slides lying around. Over time, not only do the photos fade, but often we forget the stories behind the pictures. This is becoming even more of a concern in the digital age. Apparently, the great majority of...
Granite Touchpoints

Granite Touchpoints

Filed under the category “Have you ever wondered what those things are?” A few days ago, my wife came back from walking the dog, noting “You know that rock in our sidewalk? Well, they painted it orange.” It took me a minute to think of the rock she was talking about....

Which businesses make Newton special?

Do you have a favorite restaurant or store in Newton? Is there a small business that makes your local village center something special? Newton will hold its second annual EDC Business Excellence Awards on October 21, and they’re looking for nominations now. The...

Visions for Vacancies and other ideas

As we look for ways to bring vitality and new business back into our City, Newton Patch has begun running a column called Visions for Vacancies.  This solicits input and ideas from readers about selected empty storefronts throughout the city, asking what they would...

Waban NAC meeting on June 20

An informational meeting and discussion for the proposed Waban Neighborhood Area Council (or “NAC”) has been planned for next 7pm Wednesday, June 20 at the Waban Library. Several discussions here over the past few weeks have wondered over the role of...

Take a Cash Mob to Lunch

Cash Mobs – organized, roving, cash-wielding, gangs of local-spending consumers – have been in the news several times over the past few weeks. There’s even a blog set up to coordinate efforts, and a self-designated International Cash Mob Day (which we missed...

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