• TIGER BOY by Mitali Perkins

    Book launch party for Mitali Perkins at Newtonville Books!

    Book launch party for TIGER BOY by Mitali Perkins April 26th, 4 p.m. Newtonville Books in Newton Centre The book is for children grades 2-5, and just earned a starred review from School Library Journal: ★ (School Library Journal) Gr 3-6–Set in the lush Sundarbans natural region of Bengal, this quiet, gripping tale emphasizes the deep but often fragile connection that […]

  • Emmy Award-winning SciGirls TV series

    Emmy Award-winning SciGirls TV series

    Emmy Award-winning SciGirls TV series is debuting this April on PBS KIDS! The eagerly-anticipated third season is all about citizen science and features six new episodes starring real girls who are seriously into science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM! Along with their mentors, they are on a mission to inspire and empower girls everywhere […]

  • hipstitch grand reopening

    HipStitch Grand Reopening with New Offerings!

    1276 Washington Street, West Newton Come see our new space and have fun with the Hipstitch staff! Explore the new studio and take in all of the inspiring, creative decor. Enjoy some sewing-themed treats and make a free craft or hand-sewn project.  Come check out their new, amazing space! Open House (all ages, free crafts) […]

  • Happy National Siblings Day Today!

    Happy National Siblings Day Today!

    Friday, April 10 is National Siblings Day, a day for the 80 to 90 percent of Americans who have siblings to celebrate their brothers and sisters. Celebrating Siblings Day can be as easy as sending a card, sharing a meal or doing a favor for a sibling. “There is no relationship like the ones we […]

  • Newton Open Studios at L'Aroma Cafe

    Newton Open Studios at L’Aroma Cafe

    Newton Open Studios is in 2 weeks, April 11th and 12th. Sharon Schindler Photography will be exhibiting at L’Aroma Cafe along with a group of artists.  Our location: #3 Upstairs at L’Aroma L’Aroma Cafe 15 Spenser St. West Newton   Newton Open Studios April 11th and 12th Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm Over 150 Newton artists at […]

Newton: A Great Place to Live!

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Newton North High School, NNHS

Newton South Ranks as Best High School

2015 Niche Rankings ranks high schools in Massachusetts. Niche ranked 14,431 high schools based on dozens of key statistics, as well as opinions from 280,000 parents and students. How do the high schools in Newton stack up? Newton North High School clocks in at number 15. Newton South High School made the list at number 22. […]

newton teachers contract

Help Newton Teachers Get Contract

Dear Friends, I’m writing to request your help. You may be aware that since this past September, all Newton teachers have been working without a contract. This is each and every faculty member, in every single public school throughout Newton. The dispute that our teachers are having with the School Committee is one of compensation […]

TIGER BOY by Mitali Perkins

Book launch party for Mitali Perkins at Newtonville Books!

Book launch party for TIGER BOY by Mitali Perkins April 26th, 4 p.m. Newtonville Books in Newton Centre The book is for children grades 2-5, and just earned a starred review from School Library Journal: ★ (School Library Journal) Gr 3-6–Set in the lush Sundarbans natural region of Bengal, this quiet, gripping tale emphasizes the deep but often fragile connection that […]

Superintendent Fleishman’s Commencement Speech Controversy

NNHS Interim Principal Announced!

April 14, 2015 Dear Newton North Community, As you are aware, I have decided to name an interim principal for the 2015-16 school year.  I am very pleased to let you know that Mark Aronson, who was planning to retire from his position as a housemaster this June, will be staying at North for an […]

Superintendent Fleishman’s Commencement Speech Controversy

New School District Lines Being Drawn

March 24, 2015 Dear Families, As many of you are aware, this is an exciting time of elementary school facilities renovation and expansion in the Newton Public Schools.  Because the new schools will have expanded capacity to address our enrollment growth, and we currently have elementary schools that are overcrowded, we have a Student Assignment […]

Pali Overnight Adventures CA Sleep Away Camp

Pali Overnight Adventures CA Sleep Away Camp

Pali Overnight Adventures is taking Kumbaya to a whole new level by offering extreme escapades. The California-based sleep-away camp is now offering 21 highly unique summer camps…Flying Trapeze to Hollywood Stunt Camp, Secret Agent Camp, Rock Star Academy (and more)! Instead of cliché camp activities, kids have 50+ options to choose from like yoga, ziplining, […]

"Fiesta for the Arts” Benefit for Arsenal Center for the Arts

“Fiesta for the Arts” Benefit for Arsenal Center for the Arts

“Fiesta for the Arts” Honoring Watertown’s own Roberta Miller To Benefit the Arsenal Center For The Arts! The Arsenal Center For The Arts will host its annual spring benefit on May 19, 2015honoring Watertown arts activist and Arsenal Center founding member Roberta Miller with this year’s Charles Mosesian award for Support of the Arts. Fiesta […]

Drive for Uber

Part-Time Work for Women as Driver-Partners for Uber

Have you ever thought about working as a driver for Uber? It just might be the perfect “mom hours” job! My 92-year-old mother just stopped drively recently and my sister has arranged her transportation via Uber because she can track where my mom is during her commute in the Uber car. What You Need to Know: […]

Emmy Award-winning SciGirls TV series

Emmy Award-winning SciGirls TV series

Emmy Award-winning SciGirls TV series is debuting this April on PBS KIDS! The eagerly-anticipated third season is all about citizen science and features six new episodes starring real girls who are seriously into science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM! Along with their mentors, they are on a mission to inspire and empower girls everywhere […]

hipstitch grand reopening

HipStitch Grand Reopening with New Offerings!

1276 Washington Street, West Newton Come see our new space and have fun with the Hipstitch staff! Explore the new studio and take in all of the inspiring, creative decor. Enjoy some sewing-themed treats and make a free craft or hand-sewn project.  Come check out their new, amazing space! Open House (all ages, free crafts) […]

Happy National Siblings Day Today!

Happy National Siblings Day Today!

Friday, April 10 is National Siblings Day, a day for the 80 to 90 percent of Americans who have siblings to celebrate their brothers and sisters. Celebrating Siblings Day can be as easy as sending a card, sharing a meal or doing a favor for a sibling. “There is no relationship like the ones we […]

Newton Open Studios at L'Aroma Cafe

Newton Open Studios at L’Aroma Cafe

Newton Open Studios is in 2 weeks, April 11th and 12th. Sharon Schindler Photography will be exhibiting at L’Aroma Cafe along with a group of artists.  Our location: #3 Upstairs at L’Aroma L’Aroma Cafe 15 Spenser St. West Newton   Newton Open Studios April 11th and 12th Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm Over 150 Newton artists at […]