Sunday is Village Day in the Highlands

Sunday is Village Day in the Highlands

The 41st Newton Highlands Village Day is this Sunday, June 12.  The planning committee has been hard at work at bringing you a great event.  Great live music on two stages, delicious food by Bread & Chocolate, O’Hara’s, Anna’s Taqueria, Newton...
Got Good Junk?

Got Good Junk?

Saturday, May 14 is Spring Cleanout Swap Day at Rumford. If you are new to Swap Days, here is your opportunity to find new homes for those items you no longer use but are too good to discard. Swaping can mean dropping items off, showing up to find useful items or...
Newton In Motion – See the Demonstration

Newton In Motion – See the Demonstration

[UPDATE: event has been postponed again, due to rain. Event will be held June 10-11] Newton’s planning department will have a Demonstration of a Demonstration this week. The Demonstration of a Demonstration refers to a new approach to communicating and testing...

Cabot School Building Committee meets Tonight!

The Cabot School Building Committee and Design Review will meet tonight at 6:00PM at the Newton ED Center, 100 Walnut Street, Room 210. While I am not so familiar with the issues, it seems to me that there are folks ready to see a defined plan moved forward with...
Newton City Council is born

Newton City Council is born

Today saw the inauguration of Newton’s first city council. The elected city councilors and school committee members were sworn in this afternoon at city hall. Much of the ceremony was similar to past inaugurations of the board of alderman, some parts way to...
Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving Traditions

With Thanksgiving around the corner I thought it would be nice to move the conversation to somthing beyond elections and development for a short time. I would like to pose the question: “What are your cool Thanksgiving Traditions”. One of my traditions,...

Area Council Results

The results of the three Area Council elections are now posted. Waban was uncontested with a full slate for the 9 positions. In Upper Falls, 11 candidates vied for the 9 seats. The Highlands election only had 6 candidates but several active  write-in campaigns with...
Time to talk about Trees

Time to talk about Trees

There is an interesting talk tonight about the 9/11 memorial trees by Dr. Bruce Fraedrich. Dr Fraedrich is the VP of research at Bartlett Tree Experts in Raleigh, NC. His talk will be about the 400 Swamp Oak trees grown for the World Trade Center Memorial. This canopy...
A Halloween Commentary

A Halloween Commentary

As I was walking down Lincoln Street in Newton Highlands, looking at the Halloween window paintings, I saw this one that may be summarizing a neighborhood longing for our new restaurant offering. This painting, by an eighth grader, was in one of the windows of the...
Haunted Hospital at the Hyde in the Highlands

Haunted Hospital at the Hyde in the Highlands

Well is you need a break for the frightening upcoming elections, please plan to visit the annual Newton Highlands Halloween party and haunted house, Sunday Oct 25, at the Hyde Community Center on Lincoln St. The event begins with a Halloween Party from 5:00 PM to...
Upcoming Charter Commission Candidates Events

Upcoming Charter Commission Candidates Events

The League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) invites all voters to meet the candidates for Charter Commission at two more open house events before the election.  Ask your questions in person and hear why each candidate would like to review the City Charter and help...
Oct 15 Public Meeting on Highlands MBTA station

Oct 15 Public Meeting on Highlands MBTA station

The MBTA is finally beginning the design phase of a project to address the Highlands T station’s significant accessibility issues. The changes, which would include additional ramps and making the platform level with the tracks, will take place over the course of...