Sierra Newton Centre and the Big Muddy

Sierra Newton Centre and the Big Muddy

Any predictions for Ice-Out day on the Newton Centre Playground snow pile? I hiked to the high point yesterday and for lack of anything better, stuck in a broken branch that was handy. I’ll wild guess it would hit the ground (or whatever non-meltable debris is...
Jake’s Falafel has a new Newton Centre location

Jake’s Falafel has a new Newton Centre location

Jake’s Falafel has landed. Formally located in a corner of the Sandwich Works on Beacon St in Newton Centre, Steve Grossman’s favorite U.S.-based falafel stand  will be opening at 740A Beacon, the site of the former CJ’s Deli & Pizza, Patch...

Kindred tree spirits in 1852!

My fellow Newton Tree Conservancy director Penny Caponigro has recently found, on the city website, a charming account of a like-minded organization, the Newton Centre Tree Club, formed in 1852. Records end in 1855, but it appears it may have turned into, or been...

Jake’s Falafel to stay in Newton Centre

Following Kara Robbins big scoop that , Jake’s Falafel Corner was moving out of the Sandwich Works on Beacon Street, Wendy Schapiro from Newton Patch breaks this news…. While he can’t share the exact location “until the ink is dry,” Jake wants everyone to know...
Jake’s Falafel seeks a new corner

Jake’s Falafel seeks a new corner

If you attended Mayor Warren’s business and arts gathering in February you probably heard State Treasurer Steve Grossman proclaim that Jake’s falafel was “the best [he’s] tasted since visiting Israel.” I’ve never been to Israel but...

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...

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