What to do with the old Newton Centre Library

What to do with the old Newton Centre Library

When I tell folks there’s an old library in Newton Centre (which has recently acted as the health department), they can’t picture it. I can describe it all I want, but most have never been there. The fact is, the old building is on the National Register of...
Rox Cafe has closed

Rox Cafe has closed

It seems that the Rox Cafe in Newton Highlands has closed. This was my Tuesday night hangout for dinner at the bar along with several other regular patrons. Many knew that this was a challenging location. Baker’s Best was a draw to the village and we all had...

NewTV Fall Specialty Classes

This fall, NewTV has added a number of new courses on various media-related topics taught by experts in their fields. Melanie Graham, Digital Content and Social Media Producer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will teach two courses on social media. An introduction to...
Telling Family Stories

Telling Family Stories

Just about all of us have boxes of old family photos or slides lying around. Over time, not only do the photos fade, but often we forget the stories behind the pictures. This is becoming even more of a concern in the digital age. Apparently, the great majority of...
Farmers Market coming to West Newton

Farmers Market coming to West Newton

I’ve been driving by this sign for a week or two now, and finally had a moment to ask about it at Parks & Rec. Unfortunately for people who liked the Friday Farmers Market at the American Legion, this is not a third Farmers Market. It seems that that one...

Envisioning Needham Street Community Meeting

A public meeting is planned to discuss Needham Street this Thursday, June 6 at Countryside School from 7-9pm.  The state has long been planning to reconstruct the roadway.  This presents a good opportunity to implement “complete streets” and also consider...
Remember milk in glass bottles?

Remember milk in glass bottles?

I vaguely knew that there were still milk-delivery services around, but I’d never actually seen one in action until I spotted this truck making a delivery on Webster Street this yesterday morning, and was transported back to the 1960s and my parents’ first house in...

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