• Setti Warren, Newton Override

    Making Newton a More Sustainable Community

    Dear Resident,  The City of Newton has a tradition of leadership on the environment. Last year we upgraded over 8000 street lights with high-efficiency LED bulbs, which will lower our lighting costs by 60%, save the city between $2 million and $3 million and reduce carbon pollution by hundreds of tons over the next 10 years. […]

  • Blue on Highland Reopens

    Blue on Highland Reopens

    Opened in 2006, Blue on Highland is an American restaurant that is the brainchild of Rod & Catherine Walkey. “We always wanted to create the type of restaurant that we would want to go to. It had to have an eclectic menu so it wouldn’t get boring, amazing cocktails, live music and above all it […]

  • FREE Yoga Video from Dawn Davis Yoga

    Want to practice yoga but can’t fit it in? Try this 20 minute video from Dawn Davis Yoga. If you can’t get to a class, or you’re on vacation in some remote place, or you simply want to supplement your home practice, just get on your mat and press PLAY. After all, yoga is that […]

  • Children's Books Boston Reception & Book Swap

    Children’s Books Boston Reception & Book Swap

    Please join Children’s Books Boston for our annual reception and book swap at Simmons College, Kotzen Room 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 5:30 to 8:00 PM, Thursday, September 3, 2015 We welcome anyone with an interest in children’s books—whether through publishing, writing, illustrating, teaching, librarianship, or bookselling.  BOOK SWAP: Please bring a children’s or young […]

  • Forgirlsake Women’s Doubles Tennis Open Charity Event

    Forgirlsake Women’s Doubles Tennis Open Charity Event

    Today a Newton-based charity kicks off registration for the third annual Forgirlsake Women’s Doubles Tennis Open.  The event takes place Sept. 19; rain date is Sept. 20.  To accommodate busy schedules, registrants have a choice of two sessions:  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  (Ambitious players can sign up for […]

Newton: A Great Place to Live!

Sharing information about why Newton, Massachusetts is a great place to live and raise a family. If you are thinking of moving to Newton, or have recently moved here, we'd like to help you get settled in. Feel free to ask questions and you'll get unbiased answers. Welcome!

FIRST® Announces ‘Game-Changing’ Technology Platform for Worldwide Student Robotics Competitions

FIRST® Announces ‘Game-Changing’ Technology Platform for Worldwide Student Robotics Competitions

Coding is becoming an increasingly important tool for kids and teens exploring tech, and FIRST, a national not-for-profit that gets kids into STEM fields through robotics competitions, is putting the keyboard in more kids’ hands. FIRST Tech Challenge , FIRST’s program for kids in grades 7-12, is introducing a new Snapdragon-based Android platform that will […]

Massachusetts Ranks High for Best Schools

Massachusetts Ranks High for Best Schools

WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems. To find the best school systems, WalletHub compared the quality of education in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia by analyzing 13 key metrics. Our data set includes such metrics as the pupil-teacher ratio, dropout rates, standardized-test […]

Setti Warren, Newton Override

Making Newton a More Sustainable Community

Dear Resident,  The City of Newton has a tradition of leadership on the environment. Last year we upgraded over 8000 street lights with high-efficiency LED bulbs, which will lower our lighting costs by 60%, save the city between $2 million and $3 million and reduce carbon pollution by hundreds of tons over the next 10 years. […]

Blue on Highland Reopens

Blue on Highland Reopens

Opened in 2006, Blue on Highland is an American restaurant that is the brainchild of Rod & Catherine Walkey. “We always wanted to create the type of restaurant that we would want to go to. It had to have an eclectic menu so it wouldn’t get boring, amazing cocktails, live music and above all it […]

Yoga 20 min. June 15 from Tim Davis on Vimeo.

FREE Yoga Video from Dawn Davis Yoga

Want to practice yoga but can’t fit it in? Try this 20 minute video from Dawn Davis Yoga. If you can’t get to a class, or you’re on vacation in some remote place, or you simply want to supplement your home practice, just get on your mat and press PLAY. After all, yoga is that […]

Support Melissa's Boxing Fight to Fight Cancer

Support Melissa’s Boxing Match to Fight Cancer

YogaBox is apparently a slippery slope from punching the heavy bag and doing yoga to sparring in the ring. Apparently, it’s YogaBox that got my friend Melissa Boucher into boxing … and now she’s in the fight of her life. She is in her first amateur boxing match to help in the fight against cancer! […]

Newton North High School, NNHS

Massachusetts’ 50 school districts Ranked by Niche.com

Massachusetts’ 50 school districts as ranked by Niche.com. Best Public School Teachers ranks 2,240 school districts based on key teaching statistics and 910,000 teacher ratings from 235,000 students and parents. A high ranking indicates that teachers are intelligent and engaging, the district is invested in its teachers and provides a good educational environment, and students and […]

Over the Garden Wall Book Signing

Over the Garden Wall Book Signing

Creator of Cartoon Network’s “Over the Garden Wall” Mini Series to Host Book Signing for Fans at Comicazi in Somerville, MA WHO:                   Patrick McHale, creator of Cartoon Network’s miniseries Over the Garden Wall WHAT:                 Celebrate the launch of the new Over the Garden Wall limited comic series with a special event and fan signing with […]

Children's Books Boston Reception & Book Swap

Children’s Books Boston Reception & Book Swap

Please join Children’s Books Boston for our annual reception and book swap at Simmons College, Kotzen Room 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 5:30 to 8:00 PM, Thursday, September 3, 2015 We welcome anyone with an interest in children’s books—whether through publishing, writing, illustrating, teaching, librarianship, or bookselling.  BOOK SWAP: Please bring a children’s or young […]

Forgirlsake Women’s Doubles Tennis Open Charity Event

Forgirlsake Women’s Doubles Tennis Open Charity Event

Today a Newton-based charity kicks off registration for the third annual Forgirlsake Women’s Doubles Tennis Open.  The event takes place Sept. 19; rain date is Sept. 20.  To accommodate busy schedules, registrants have a choice of two sessions:  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  (Ambitious players can sign up for […]

Dangerous Intersection: Fuller/Day/Commonwealth

Dangerous Intersection: Fuller/Day/Commonwealth

Last year, after the completion of the installation of a cement sidewalk, on Commonwealth, I gave notice, including pictures, to the City of the dangerous condition that exists for anyone using it. As one proceeds west, the sidewalk places them into Fuller Street, before the stop line. Additionally, the large hedge, over growth and fence […]

Kids Programs at Deutsche Bank Golf Championship

Kids Programs at Deutsche Bank Golf Championship

CHAMPIONS AREN’T THE ONLY ONES TO PLAY AT THE DBC OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND Check out all the kid-friendly fun at the Deutsche Bank Championship KIDS PROGRAMS As the summer comes to an end and kids begin preparing for the upcoming school year, the Deutsche Bank Championship over Labor Day Weekend serves as the perfect […]