It’s all happening in the Highlands this weekend

It’s all happening in the Highlands this weekend

Newton Highlands is kicking off the summer with a bang this weekend. Tonight 6-8 PM the Summer in the Highlands series kicks off with a free concert at the Hyde Playground (Lincoln St) by the Studio 2 Beatles Band, followed by an outdoor movie.   Every Friday night,...
Porchfest is back, bigger and better

Porchfest is back, bigger and better

This Saturday get out of your house, out of your car and go for a walk.  Walk street to street, house to house and listen to 120+ bands of every flavor, style and genre.  The 2nd annual Newton Porchfest is back in town. Last year’s inaugural Newton Porchfest was...
Zoning:  How big is too big?

Zoning: How big is too big?

This is a guest blog post submitted by Newton resident Richard Rasala, a retired Professor and Associate Dean in the Khoury College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern.   Issues with the Washington Street Vision and Zoning Code Part 1: Scale of...
Help bring a mile of art to Newton

Help bring a mile of art to Newton

Plans are afoot once again to bring a mile long outdoor art exhibition to Newton this summer – but we need your help.  Fundraising has begun for an outdoor two month sculpture exhibition along the Upper Falls Greenway in June.  The show is the work of N2...
FREE! New play at Waban Library, Saturday

FREE! New play at Waban Library, Saturday

Staged readings of a new play – Maura Dunne by Aidan Parkinson.   Aidan Parkinson is a playwright, an actor and a novelist.  The Newton Nomadic Theater will be hosting a staged reading of his new play, Maura Dunne – directed by John Quinn.   A political...
Head down to swinging Auburndale on Saturday

Head down to swinging Auburndale on Saturday

  “Elegant.” “Riveting.” “Soulful.” “Classic mastery.” These are a few of the terms that have been used to describe the unique and stunning swing-jazz music of acoustic guitarist Guy Van Duser and clarinetist Billy...
Newton South South East ?

Newton South South East ?

Last night he Newton School Committee tabled a petition to rename Newton South High School.   The petition was initially filed by Newton South geography teacher Joe Wilson.  Said Wilson “as an educator it has always stuck in my craw that the name of our school...
City to expand the size of the City Council

City to expand the size of the City Council

Last night the City Council voted to expand the size of the City Council from 24 to 36.   David Olsen, Newton’s City Clerk, says the next step is that his office will file a “home rule petition” with the state legislature which he expects can get...
Purple boards are coming soon

Purple boards are coming soon

Purple boards are coming to Newton soon.  Last year the city rolled out the popular Lime Bike program across the city.   The ubiquitous pick- em-up-and-ride, dock-less, rental bikes were a big hit.   Nicole Freedman, Newton’s Director of Transportation says...
Municipal boundaries to be rationalized

Municipal boundaries to be rationalized

The town boundaries all around us are historic artifacts that are long outdated and have outlived their usefulness.  Over the last three year a multi-municipality consortium of Newton, Wellesley, and Newton have been meeting regularly to craft a fair and equitable...
Newton Tab newspaper sold

Newton Tab newspaper sold

Gatehouse Media announced today that they have just finalized the sale of the Newton Tab for an undisclosed sum to the City of Newton. Mike Reed, the CEO of GateHouse parent New Media Investment Group, says “our mission is to deliver high quality and trusted...
Baseballs in Upper Falls

Baseballs in Upper Falls

Will the Pawsox become the Newsox instead of the Woosox?  Facing significant questions regarding the financing of the proposed new Red Sox minor-league stadium in Worcester, the ownership group began casting about late last year for further options.   Meanwhile, in...

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