Overwhelming support for schools & teachers on view at public hearing

UPDATES: Boston Globe story here.

WCVB Channel 5 story here.

NBC 10 story here

NECN  story here.

Students, alumni, teachers, parents, clergy, city councilors and many others testified in opposition to citizen’s petition  promoted by Americans for Peace and Tolerance, a group that has long-complained of an anti-Israeli bias in the Newton Public Schools, at a packed public hearing at Newton South High School

Imagine: The Beatles Solo Years

Imagine: The Beatles Solo Years

  Newton Family Singers present “Imagine: The Beatles Solo Years”   After the Beatles went their separate ways, John, Paul, George and Ringo continued to write and record beautiful, memorable, inspiring music. Imagine a concert of their greatest hits....

Newton signs green energy contract

From the mayor’s office… The City of Newton today signed an historic contract for all of the City’s electricity customers that is 60 percent from local renewable sources such as solar and wind, significantly reducing the City’s carbon footprint while also...
It’s all fair this weekend…

It’s all fair this weekend…

‘Tis the season for holiday fairs! Here are five holiday fairs coming up this weekend in Newton. You can walk to all four of the Saturday fairs in less than one hour of walking. [UPDATE:  This revised walking route is shorter, is much flatter (bypassing West Newton...
Shogun Curtis makes art

Shogun Curtis makes art

Fri Dec 7 and Sat Dec 8 the Newton Nomadic Theater will be presenting a guest production of Bakersfield Mist – a play about art, in the Clark Shoes mill on Oak St in Upper Falls. Since the beautiful mill building has a huge amount of space inside we’re...
Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers, but especially to all our commenters. Thanks for your thoughts, your opinions, your passion, your humor and even thanks for the flashes of crazy that we all unleash from time to time. We’re immensely thankful that...

NewCAL – What?

This is a guest blog post. 

I participate in several exercise classes at the Newton Senior Center. During the previous municipal election season I was present when candidates listened to seniors asking for a larger and upgraded senior center. Post-election, the Mayor’s office decided to push for a multigenerational facility called NewCAL – Newton Center for Active Living, instead of a new or expanded senior center. This switch has not been welcomed by folks who frequent the Senior Center.

The proposed name marginalizes seniors who are

Garden Millionaire City

More millionaires live in Newton than any city in the commonwealth except for Boston, the Boston Business Journal Reports. According to the most recent federal data on Bay State residents’ income, Newton was home to 1329 million dollar filers in 2016 an increase of 53...
Village #14 – It’s official

Village #14 – It’s official

Hello Thompsonville.  We’re joining your party. We are delighted that we are finally getting the recognition we so richly deserve as Newton’s 14th village.   The Newton Free Library’s annual fundraising drive just made it official. Ok, now that...

In case you didn’t know – it’s snowing!!

According to Mayor Fuller’s news update, we should expect tomorrow morning to be a mess. We still don’t know if school will be cancelled, (kids – you’ll have to check snowdaycalculator or wait until the phone may or may not ring at 5:00 a.m.),...

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