Kid’s coins for history

Kid’s coins for history

150 years ago, when Newton’s Civil War Soldier’s Monument was being planned, the city ran a fundraising effort with Newton’s school children. 1100 students donated a dime to help fund construction of the monument. This past year, the Civil War...
Newton Muni-Wonk: Ban the Bag

Newton Muni-Wonk: Ban the Bag

Brookline’s done it, Marblehead is on it, now Newton is considering banning the plastic bag. Until last week, Newton’s Public Facilities Committee thought about adding a fee on plastic bags, after being pushed by Green Decade and a vocal environmentalist...
Philosophy of historic preservation

Philosophy of historic preservation

Back in March, I wrote about the mysterious construction project around the corner from my house, on the corner of Winter and Chestnut Streets.  The entire outside, the entire inside and much of the frame of the house was removed and then construction stopped. ...
History of Newton

History of Newton

Here’s an up to date history of Newton … if you lived in 1880. My Upper Falls neighbor Jan Huffman came across this interesting old history of Newton, written by Samuel Francis Smith in 1880.  He posted it on the Upper Falls Area Council Facebook page and...

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