Never forget our vets

Never forget our vets

Sunday Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, the day we honor military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces.

Is there a veteran in your life that you’d thank and/or like to share a story about? Do so in the comments section.

Newton GOP head:  Synagogue murderer was actually ‘anti-Trump’

Newton GOP head: Synagogue murderer was actually ‘anti-Trump’

I’ve asked this question here before but feel compelled to do so again:

Newton Republicans…why do you still let Tom Mountain represent you?

Mountain is chair of the Newton Republican City Committee. He was in the news again this weekend for calling the police when a group of dozens of Jewish protesters stood in a circle outside of the state headquarters of the Massachusetts Republican Party in Boston.

He told reporters, the protesters were “a disgrace to the Jewish people” and “an embarrassment to this country” and that the gunman who murdered 11 Jews at a Pittsburgh Temple was actually an “anti-Trump white supremacist.” (Never mind the fact that the gunman said he was motivated by those Trump-fueled fears about the migrant caravan.)

Later Mountain had this to say

Trick or treat?

Trick or treat?

The folks at this house on Woodward Street in the Highlands have had some good Halloween displays over the years. But they really

Casler found guilty in Sweet Tomatoes crash

Bradford S. Casler was convicted of motor vehicle homicide Monday for crashing his SUV into a pizza shop in that city in 2016, killing two customers and injuring several more people at the West Newton Sweet Tomatoes, the Globe reports...

Newton patients could soon have a second medical marijuana clinic to help manage their symptoms

Patients on Newton’s south side who are undergoing chemotherapy, suffering from multiple sclerosis, AIDS, chronic pain or other ailments whose doctors believe they could benefit from medical marijuana may soon have access to a new clinic closer to home.

The Newton City Council’s Land Use committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a proposal by Cypress Tree Management Inc to operate a medical clinic at the corner of Route 9 and Elliot Street at the site of the former Green Tea Restaurant.  

Cannabinoids — the active chemicals in medical marijuana — have been found to help control nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, kill cancer cells and slow tumor growth, reduce anxiety, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, relax tight muscles in people with multiple sclerosis and stimulate appetite and improve weight gain in people with cancer and AIDS.

Presently the only clinic in Newton where patients can have a cannabis prescription from their doctor filled is on the other side of the city at

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