It’s time to get inspired

It’s time to get inspired

One of my favorite nights of the years is coming up soon – Newton Inspires. If you’ve never been you should definitely give it a try.  Every year they assemble an amazing crew of Newton residents, experts in all sorts of wide ranging fields –...

Mayor presents 5 year plan to Council

Mayor Fuller presented the city’s Five Year Capital Improvement Plan, the Long Range Financial Plan, and the Five Year Financial Forecast for the next five years to the City Council this week. At a glance it looks like day to day finances are in good shape but...
Free family-friendy Fall Festival this Saturday

Free family-friendy Fall Festival this Saturday

Northland Investments is hosting a free, family friendly Fall Festival this Saturday, October 20th (rain date: Sunday, October 21st) from Noon to 5:00 pm at the Corner of Needham & Oak Streets in Newton.  The event will feature free food, snacks and ice cream;...
Oct 15 Community and Government Update

Oct 15 Community and Government Update

Here’s Amy Sangiolo’s digest of what’s happening in Newton government this week.   Happy Birthday Amy. The latest announcements and updates… Notable Events and Announcements   [Events] Monthly Report – Elementary School Building Projects – Now...
Roll the balls in Upper Falls

Roll the balls in Upper Falls

Bobby Passarini is one of the regular crew that congregates outside the Depot Coffee Shop at Oak & Chestnut Street in Upper Falls. About a year ago he dreamed up the idea of building a bocce court beside the Upper Falls Greenway.  All of the pieces of the puzzle...
Welcome to the new City Solicitor

Welcome to the new City Solicitor

Mayor Fuller welcomes the new City Solicitor … I am so pleased to welcome Alissa (Ali) Ocasio Giuliani as City Solicitor for the City of Newton. Ali has served as the Legal Advisor and General Counsel for the Boston Public Schools since 2008. In this role, she...

Happy birthday Nancy Schõn

The Newton TAB reports that the Newton Free Library threw a party to celebrate Newton sculptor Nancy Schôn’s 90th birthday this past week.   Ms. Schôn created the beloved Winnie the Pooh and Friends bronze sculptures in the library garden as well as the iconic...

Newton government this week

Here’s this week’s edition of Amy Sangiolo’s “Newton Community and Local Government Update” Notable Events   [Events] Memo on Washington Street Vision Plan   [City Council] City Council to Meet – Monday, September 17th   [City Council]...
Be in the Upper Falls Village Day parade

Be in the Upper Falls Village Day parade

This Sunday, Sept 16, come join the Upper Falls Village Day Parade! This year Village Day is moving down from the Emerson Playground to Chestnut St, (at Oak) beside the Upper Falls Greenway. That last block of Chestnut St will be closed to traffic and filled with...
Opt-Out – Stick with straight forward democracy

Opt-Out – Stick with straight forward democracy

A grassroots group sprung up in Newton over the summer in opposition to the impending opening of Newton’s first legal recreational marijuana shops.  This isn’t too surprising.  In the 2016 statewide referendum on legalizing marijuana the City of Newton...
Free! Nomad Story Slam Saturday

Free! Nomad Story Slam Saturday

The Newton Nomadic theater will kick off its new season with a free! outdoor Nomad Story Slam at 7 PM on Saturday (Sept 8) at the Hyde Bandstand, 90 Lincoln St in Newton Highlands.  The theme of the night is “it was my fault”. If you never been to one, you...

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