Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor School Committee

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor School Committee

This weekend Temple Beth Avodah is presenting the musical extravaganza Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the JCC.  Tickets are $20 and performances are Thurs and Sat evenings and Sunday matinee.   Tickets available here. The show features School...
A celebration of the life of Brian Yates

A celebration of the life of Brian Yates

On Wednesday 12:30 PM, Dunn-Gaherins Restaurant will host a luncheon in honor of the life of Brian Yates and his lifelong contributions to the City of Newton and the Upper Falls neighborhood. All of those citizens who’s lives Brian touched are invited.  The...
Jimmy Tingle at Newton North

Jimmy Tingle at Newton North

Jimmy Tingle’s doing a fundraiser at Newton North High School on March 22.  The comedian, political candidate, and story teller’s brother Garrett is a teacher there.  Garrett has been involved with Mass Nine for 9th who are bringing Mass carpentry students...
Tractor trailer crash on 128 this morning

Tractor trailer crash on 128 this morning

A tractor trailer crashed, rolled over, and took out one of the giant road sign supports by the Grove St exit of Rt 95 (aka 128) in the early hours this morning.  The police extricated one person with the Jaws of Life. By the time I drove by at 9:45 there was just a...
Be there or be boiled like cabbage

Be there or be boiled like cabbage

Two years ago Seana Gaherin had one more ridiculous idea and now it’s a Newton tradition. Friday March 15 at 8:30 AM, Dunn Gaherins Pub and Better Life Food  in Upper Falls will be hosting the 3rd annual St Paddy’s Day Newton Political Breakfast.  If...
A different kind of hero

A different kind of hero

In recent weeks Newton has lost two beloved pillars of the community – Linda Plaut and Rev Howard Haywood.  Much love and wonderful tributes were shared here for them in the comments in recent days. This morning a different kind of pillar of Newton also passed...
Newton Porchfest returns

Newton Porchfest returns

Once again there’ll be music in the streets for Newton’s 2nd annual PorchFest.  This year the event is expanding outward from Auburndale to include Lower Falls and Waban. On one Saturday afternoon in June bands and musicians of every conceivable type will...
Boccabella will be hopping this Sat

Boccabella will be hopping this Sat

The good news – This Saturday, Feb 16, 8 PM the brand new American Roots Concert Series will kick off with a bang in Auburndale.  The much acclaimed and award winning blues duo of Paul Rishell and Annie Raines will be performing at the Luckart Gallery next door...
Jimmy Tingle comes to Newton

Jimmy Tingle comes to Newton

Jimmy Tingle is a hilarious comedian, a political satirist, a story-teller, and he got 41% of the vote in the last election for MA Lieutenant Governor. He’s working on a new show and next Thursday, Dec 27, 7:30PM he’ll be trying it out on the Newton...
Celebration of the life and mission of Howard Haywood

Celebration of the life and mission of Howard Haywood

Temple Shalom was filled to capacity yesterday to celebrate Howard Haywood – the man and his mission.  Howard Haywood, the longtime pastor of Myrtle Baptist Church, has been a tireless and outspoken citizen advocate and leader on a range of social justice issues...

Story of the Week – Adam Gray

Four or five times a year the Newton Nomadic Theater holds an event that we call the Nomad Story Slam, usually at Gregorian Rugs.  Since we started we’ve recorded more than 200 five minute true stories, told by people who just turn up and throw their name in the...

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