Leap year in Auburndale – No Exit

Leap year in Auburndale – No Exit

The Newton Nomadic Theater is celebrating leap year evening, Feb 29, by opening our new show at the Auburndale Library.   One day Albert Camus asked Jean-Paul Sartre to write a short play for four characters that could be performed in the home of friends –...
Why I’ll be voting Yes on the Northland project

Why I’ll be voting Yes on the Northland project

I moved to Upper Falls nearly eleven years ago and immediately fell in love with the neighborhood. I love all the oddball buildings and houses from the 1800’s, I love my quirky neighbors, and I love being just a block away from Echo Bridge and the beautiful...
Is Wellesley Office Park good for Newton?

Is Wellesley Office Park good for Newton?

While Newton debate the Northland Needham Street development culminating into a vote on Super Tuesday (March 3, 2020) Wellesley is well on its way to approve a redevelopment of the Wellesley Office Park where Route 9 and 95 intersects on the Newton border.   This very...
A night of danger

A night of danger

It’s time once again for the next Nomad Story Slam.  This time the theme is “danger”. Inspired by the Moth Radio Hour, these events are always great nights.   Join us Sunday Feb 9, 7:30 PM at the beautiful Gregorian Rugs in Lower Falls.   Come hear...
Dig deep for Village14

Dig deep for Village14

Since 2011 Village14’s readership has steadily grown.  For the last 9 years the site’s hosting has been taken care of at no cost to us thanks to Jon Shubow and Serpcom.  They’ve covered our costs by selling ads on the site. Due to changing...
Newton Public Schools: Worst in class?

Newton Public Schools: Worst in class?

“Newton has excellent public schools.” We hear this self-congratulatory mantra time and time again. This year, like last year, the school committee update touts “Scores in each grade for NPS students are 20 or more points higher than the state.” The summary states the...
New Philharmonia orchestra at Gregorian Rugs

New Philharmonia orchestra at Gregorian Rugs

Newton’s New Philharmonia presents a special night of musical delights with A Musical Tapestry: A Silver Salon Evening. Led by Associate Conductor Jorge Soto, the performance will take place Saturday, February 1st, at 7:30 PM in the unique and intimate setting...
Fire drills

Fire drills

I just lifted this very interesting story from the mayors email newsletter.  I didn’t know this was a thing – i.e. turning over empty house to the fire department for training.  Sounds like a great idea.   Fire Drills   For the past couple of weeks,...