National Lumber rescues exchange students

National Lumber rescues exchange students

One of the few heartening things about the COVID-19 shutdown are the wonderful stories of neighbors helping neighbors get through it together. Two students from Germany and three from France arrived in January for a semester long exchange program at Newton South. ...
Mayor’s daily update gets graphic reboot

Mayor’s daily update gets graphic reboot

Since the pandemic first threatened Newton, the mayor’s office has been doing a great job communicating with a nervous citizenry.  The daily Mayor’s Update emails have been filled with up-to-the-minute data and information about our local situation and how...
Breaking News: Northland says “nevermind”

Breaking News: Northland says “nevermind”

In a startling turn of events Northland Development today announced that they will not re-develop the massive 22 acre parcel in Upper Falls. For the last three years the city has been consumed with digesting this huge project – dozens of public meetings, endless...
City closes border with Needham

City closes border with Needham

City Hall’s COVID-19 Task Force announced today that they will immediately be closing the Needham border, with likely closings of Weston, Wellesley, and Waltham soon to follow. Says spokesman Walter Frankel, “the Charles River gives us an easily defensible...
YMCA to launch on-line swimming sessions

YMCA to launch on-line swimming sessions

Newton’s West Suburban YMCA in Newton Corner announced that beginning Wednesday April 2, they will launch a series of on-line daily swimming sessions. Said YMCA Vice-Chair Aaron Goldman, “Like virtually every organization in the country we have been...

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...
Your favorite poem?

Your favorite poem?

One of the unexpected highlights of last night’s Nomad Story Slam was actor Noni Lewis reciting The Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll  and that got us thinking …. Next Sunday night, April 5 at 7:30 we will host “Poems on a Sunday Night” streamed...

“This is your life” Mayor Fuller

Last night’s first ever on-line Nomad Story Slam was a really fun and goofy hour and a half.  As a friend texted to me “It was like a surreal variety show – Monty Python crossed with Lawrence Welk”. Without a doubt though my favorite moment was...

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