Highlands Haunted House

Highlands Haunted House

Over 40 years and the annual haunted house is happening tomorrow, Sunday Oct 27, in the Highlands at the Hyde. Please join us for the Highlands activities, from the store window painting, which are looking good this year, then drop in for the Halloween Party at 5...
Got (good) Junk? Share it at Rumford

Got (good) Junk? Share it at Rumford

Remember the annual and semi-annual swap days at Rumford? Its back but every week. I was dropping off recyclables last week and popped over to the shed to see what people were sharing. I saw several “shoppers” and a couple of folks dropping off items. A...
Highlands MBTA Improvements Open for Public Comment

Highlands MBTA Improvements Open for Public Comment

On Monday, 30 April, the MBTA shared the 30% design for the Highlands T-stop. The presentation can be viewed here. A public meeting was held at the Women’s Club in the Highlands to a full house of residents, local politicos and MBTA team members. Of the many...
Grape Leaf open on Lincoln St.

Grape Leaf open on Lincoln St.

  After a long wait, Mediterranean Grille opened today, Sat. 10 February. It looked like a nice opening lunch crowd today and I am looking forward to trying out the food.  The new restaurant occupies the former location of Games and Gizmos at 6 Lincoln St in Newton...
Soup’s on in the Highlands

Soup’s on in the Highlands

 Please join your Newton neighbors Saturday night for the annual Highlands Soup Social. Doors open at 6:00 PM at the Hyde Community Center, 90 Lincoln Street. We will be sampling soup for our local Highlands restaurants, including Walnut Grill, O’Hara’s...
Whither the City’s Volunteer?

Whither the City’s Volunteer?

This weekend marks the 18th Annual NewtonServes Day which is a great way to get citizens into the community. However Newton has been blessed with many ongoing functions that are only possible due to a citywide sense of volunteerism. I would count members of the city...
BBQ, Badges, and Ball

BBQ, Badges, and Ball

Too late to join the fun but today was the first annual “BBQ, Badges, and Ball”. The rain held off and residents hung out with members of the Newton Police, cadets from the academy, Mayor and Parks and Rec staff. The goal from Mayor Warren,  We want to...
City Forming a Working Group on School Start Times

City Forming a Working Group on School Start Times

Those on the school mailing lists may have seen a memo from Supt. Fleishman today about school start times. The school committee (with the Mayor’s office) has formed a High School Start Time Working Group. It looks from the memo that we will be seeing surveys...

Carbon Monoxide Leak at Franklin School

Appears there was a carbon monoxide leak at Franklin school this morning- explanatory letter from Supt. Fleishman below: October 9, 2015 Dear Newton Community, As many of you are aware, we decided to close Franklin Elementary School early this morning. The decision...