City closes all public basketball and tennis courts

From Mayor Fuller Monday night… The most effective tool we have to slow the spread of this coronavirus is social distancing – including when people are outside. We can save lives by staying separate. For this reason, with Commissioner of Health and Human...

Newton South teens reflect on the shutdown

The Globe published this story and video featuring Newton South students coping with the shutdown. It felt as unreal and unlikely as anything could. Their high school was renowned for its rigor and its students’ ambitions; in recent years, the pressure-cooker...
Mayor announces creation of ‘Newton COVID-19 Care Fund’

Mayor announces creation of ‘Newton COVID-19 Care Fund’

Mayor Fuller today announced the launch of the Newton COVID-19 Care Fund, established by Newton community leaders in partnership with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.

The campaign will help families and individuals who have been financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.  All donations will be collected by United Way and distributed by an established Newton nonprofit organization with a track record of administering assistance funds.  These funds will pay for

Covid-19 program on NewTV tonight at 6 p.m.

NewTV will broadcast a live program beginning at 6:00pm on Wednesday, March 18 to address the COVID-19 response with City of Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, City of Newton Emergency Management Director Bruce Proia, and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Newton resident. Residents may call in questions throughout the one hour program; 617-965-7200. The program will be broadcast on all of NewTV’s Channels (Comcast 9 • RCN 13, 614 (HD) • Verizon 33) and be streaming below:

COVID-19 City of Newton Response from NewTV Government on Vimeo.

What happened when a different Newton had to work from home during a pandemic

What happened when a different Newton had to work from home during a pandemic

We have a rule among posters on Village 14 that all threads have to have a Newton-connection.

I suppose this one  from the Washington Post qualifies.

So if you’re working or studying from home over the next few weeks, perhaps remember the example Newton set. Having time to muse and experiment in unstructured comfort proved life-changing for him — and no one remembers whether he made it out of his pajamas before noon.


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