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...
Saturday 10 a.m.: Newton CA$H MOB!

Saturday 10 a.m.: Newton CA$H MOB!

Remember this post and this one?  It’s happening! There’s a CA$H MOB coming to Auburndale this Saturday, November 10 – please come! Show your support for local business and come spend $10 (or more!) at an Auburndale business of your choice. At 10...

Visions for Vacancies and other ideas

As we look for ways to bring vitality and new business back into our City, Newton Patch has begun running a column called Visions for Vacancies.  This solicits input and ideas from readers about selected empty storefronts throughout the city, asking what they would...

Atrium in Chestnut Hill to become medical offices

Well, so much for the more interesting uses of the site. The Atrium will become yet another medical office building, the Herald reports. Though, one with a high-profile past. The floundering Atrium Mall is under agreement to be sold for $50 million and converted into...

Can We Make the Atrium an Innovative Place?

To say that the Atrium Mall is dying is like saying that John Edwards has an image problem. It just doesn’t do the problem justice. What do you do with a mall that has layer upon layer of parking underneath and a mediocure position on Route 9? What about an...