Head down to swinging Auburndale on Saturday

Head down to swinging Auburndale on Saturday

  “Elegant.” “Riveting.” “Soulful.” “Classic mastery.” These are a few of the terms that have been used to describe the unique and stunning swing-jazz music of acoustic guitarist Guy Van Duser and clarinetist Billy...
Newton’s Nexus Bus:  Why did it fail?

Newton’s Nexus Bus: Why did it fail?

There’s been a lot of discussion lately regarding Newton’s defunct Nexus Bus system, which ran from 1997 until 2003, and how the disappointing ridership on the Nexus might foreshadow problems with the four-shuttle system being proposed by Northland. But really,...

Which Village kitchens stay open late?

Last night, after a busy day that didn’t leave time for an early dinner, I attended a Members Reception at the MFA that started at 6:30pm. and, afterwards, returned to Newton to get something to eat. To my dismay, Cabots was closing (it was 9:50pm), Brewers...

Video: Newton Public Schools forum on vaping

Vaping: The Growing Youth Health Epidemic from NewTV on Vimeo.

On Tuesday, April 2, Newton Public School Superintendent David Fleishman held a forum on the vaping epidemic among youth. The evening included a panel of speakers providing health, wellness, and prevention education on the topic of vaping. Attorney General Maura Healey provided the keynote for the event. Medical experts and NPS educators also gave information, insight, and education for families and community members.

For more information about the panelists, visit the following link: newton.k12.ma.us/Page/3419

About that Budget Hearing for the FY2020 Budget…..

About that Budget Hearing for the FY2020 Budget…..

The School Committee held a public hearing tonight on the proposed FY2020 budget – the same one that they already took a straw vote on last week and unanimously supported. Last week, the room was packed (standing room only) with mostly parents concerned about...
Newton South South East ?

Newton South South East ?

Last night he Newton School Committee tabled a petition to rename Newton South High School.   The petition was initially filed by Newton South geography teacher Joe Wilson.  Said Wilson “as an educator it has always stuck in my craw that the name of our school...
City to expand the size of the City Council

City to expand the size of the City Council

Last night the City Council voted to expand the size of the City Council from 24 to 36.   David Olsen, Newton’s City Clerk, says the next step is that his office will file a “home rule petition” with the state legislature which he expects can get...
Purple boards are coming soon

Purple boards are coming soon

Purple boards are coming to Newton soon.  Last year the city rolled out the popular Lime Bike program across the city.   The ubiquitous pick- em-up-and-ride, dock-less, rental bikes were a big hit.   Nicole Freedman, Newton’s Director of Transportation says...

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