Shortened Winter+ Overnight Parking Ban

The “Arbitrary Parking Ban” isn’t quite as arbitrary as before but it’s still not just a “Winter Parking Ban” because March is included. Yes, we can have snow here in March. But it’s never been a “Snow Emergency Overnight Parking Ban.” Whether it snows or is beautiful...
122nd Running of the Boston Marathon

122nd Running of the Boston Marathon

On Monday, April 16, for the 122nd year the Boston Marathon once again made it’s way through the streets of Newton. The day was cold and wet and kept the crowd size down on Commonwealth Avenue to the smallest in recent memory. As the wheelchairs passed through the city… the area near city hall was surprisingly sparse. As time wore on more people showed up to watch and cheer the runners on. A group from Pasadena, California had a tent setup on the corner of Comm. Ave. and Walnut Street and was cheering on about twenty members of their club who were running that day. Despite the awful weather many said they expected to return and watch the event again.


Yuki Kawauchi is the first Japanese man to win the Boston Marathon since 1987. Keith E. Jacobson/Photo

Desiree Linden, a Michigan resident, fought the wind and rain as she motored up Commonwealth Avenue in Newton. She said in an interview that she considered dropping out of the race. She went on and became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985. Keith E. Jacobson/Photo

Michael Hug (L) and Ernst van Dyk (R) finished the Boston Marathon in the #1 and #2 positions, respectively, in the men’s wheelchair division of the 122nd Boston Marathon. Keith E. Jacobson/Photo

Tatyana McFadden was the #1 finisher in the women’s wheelchair division of the 122nd Boston Marathon. Keith E. Jacobson/Photo

Weather seemed to be a factor causing this wheelchair athlete a minor mishap at Monday’s 122nd Boston Marathon. After a short delay he was able to recover and head on his was down Comm. Ave. towards the finish line in Boston. Keith E. Jacobson/Photo

As a safety precaution large vehicles blocked the intersection of Walnut Street and Commonwealth Avenue during the 122nd Boston Marathon, on Monday, April 16, 2018. A city employee said other intersections along the route were blocked in a similar way. Keith E. Jacobson/Photo.

Umbrellas came out as the rain came down at the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018. Keith E. Jacobson/Photo

NewTV Annual Meeting to be Held on March 16

NewTV’s 25th Annual Membership Meeting will be held on March 16, 2016 at 7:00pm at our studio on 23 Needham Street in Newton. The evening will include an annual report, refreshments, and the election of two nominees to the NewTV Board of Directors. Ballots will be...

Funds to fix Needham Street have been approved

Today’s vote by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization means that funds for the long-delayed upgrade of Needham Street in Newton and Highland Avenue in Needham will be available for construction to begin starting in 2018.