• New BoxART on Washington Blvd at Adams

    New BoxART on Washington Blvd at Adams

    I drove by Washington Blvd a few weeks ago and leaned out of my car to catch these artists in action. They are painting a pretty incredible BoxART work of art off Adams Street. I can’t wait to see it when it’s done! Does anyone know who the artists are?

  • JCC Arts and Fitness Fall Classes

    JCC Arts and Fitness Fall Classes

    Arts and Fitness Classes this Fall at JCC Registration is underway for fall classes at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. Classes begin during the week of September 14 and are open to the entire community. Classes for children include swim lessons, basketball, soccer, Taekwondo, dance, gymnastics, handwriting, LEGO League and […]

  • Water Taxi to Boston Attractions GIVEAWAY

    Water Taxi to Boston Attractions GIVEAWAY

    The Cultural Connector is a first-of-its-kind water transportation service that provides a water shuttle linking Boston’s waterfront cultural destinations. The Fallon Company and Boston Harbor Cruises linked up to create a fun way to experience these six cultural destinations on Boston’s historic waterfront: Institute of Contemporary Art Tea Party Ships and Museum New England Aquarium […]

  • Rachael Ray vs Guy Fieri Kids Cook Off

    Newton’s Finn on Rachel Ray vs Guy Fieri Kids Cook Off!!

    You may not have noticed a posting that I did a few months back. It was for a cooking show: Is Your Kid a Talented Chef? Food Network Opportunity! My friend Lynn (The Gift Huntress) reads this blog, and she forward to her friend Ann in Newton and … as a result Ann writes: “Finn […]

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    Tips for First Day of School Photos

    The first day of school has long been a Kodak moment, but with the advancement in phone cameras and the rise of amateur photographers, Junior’s picture has gone from a last-minute, front-porch snap to a fully thought-out production, complete with chalkboard lists, professional signs and staged poses. The photo experts at SmugMug – the largest independent photo-sharing […]

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New BoxART on Washington Blvd at Adams

New BoxART on Washington Blvd at Adams

I drove by Washington Blvd a few weeks ago and leaned out of my car to catch these artists in action. They are painting a pretty incredible BoxART work of art off Adams Street. I can’t wait to see it when it’s done! Does anyone know who the artists are?

JCC Arts and Fitness Fall Classes

JCC Arts and Fitness Fall Classes

Arts and Fitness Classes this Fall at JCC Registration is underway for fall classes at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. Classes begin during the week of September 14 and are open to the entire community. Classes for children include swim lessons, basketball, soccer, Taekwondo, dance, gymnastics, handwriting, LEGO League and […]

Water Taxi to Boston Attractions GIVEAWAY

Water Taxi to Boston Attractions GIVEAWAY

The Cultural Connector is a first-of-its-kind water transportation service that provides a water shuttle linking Boston’s waterfront cultural destinations. The Fallon Company and Boston Harbor Cruises linked up to create a fun way to experience these six cultural destinations on Boston’s historic waterfront: Institute of Contemporary Art Tea Party Ships and Museum New England Aquarium […]

Rachael Ray vs Guy Fieri Kids Cook Off

Newton’s Finn on Rachel Ray vs Guy Fieri Kids Cook Off!!

You may not have noticed a posting that I did a few months back. It was for a cooking show: Is Your Kid a Talented Chef? Food Network Opportunity! My friend Lynn (The Gift Huntress) reads this blog, and she forward to her friend Ann in Newton and … as a result Ann writes: “Finn […]

how to take back to school photos

Tips for First Day of School Photos

The first day of school has long been a Kodak moment, but with the advancement in phone cameras and the rise of amateur photographers, Junior’s picture has gone from a last-minute, front-porch snap to a fully thought-out production, complete with chalkboard lists, professional signs and staged poses. The photo experts at SmugMug – the largest independent photo-sharing […]

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Fessenden Sports Camps Aug 18-22

FESSENDEN SOCCER CAMP (Aug. 18-22 - 9a.m. – 3p.m.) Whether your son or daughter is just starting to learn the game of soccer, or playing travel or club soccer, the Fessenden Soccer Camp is uniquely qualified to handle a wide range of ages (6-15) and abilities. A few of the highlights of the Fessenden Soccer Camp include: […]

Cubiq Launches On-Demand Concierge Storage Service

Cubiq: On-Demand Concierge Storage

Cubiq Launches On-Demand Concierge Storage Service to Enable Bostonians to Make Room for Better Living Cubiq’s smartphone-enabled service digitally catalogues, secures and delivers personal belongings at your convenience   Cubiq is launching its smartphone-enabled personal storage service to the Boston market. By giving consumers personal, on-demand access to their storage, Cubiq is helping to make room for […]

Superintendent Fleishman’s Commencement Speech Controversy

Superintendent Fleishman’s Commencement Speech Controversy

July 30, 2014 Dear Families, By now, many of you have read or heard media reports regarding the controversy surrounding my graduation speeches this past spring.  The students, families, community and faculty deserved far better from me and it is hard to put into words my deep regret and sorrow over my actions. First, it […]

John Kuo Wei (Jack) Tchen

Chinese Historical Society of New England Events

SAVE THE DATE! – CHSNE Annual Meeting & Dinner Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:00 pm China Pearl, 9 Tyler Street, Boston Featuring Boston Dragon Boat Festival/Sojourner Award Celebrating 35 years of promoting and sharing a Chinese tradition on the Charles River, across New England and beyond. John Kuo Wei (Jack) Tchen/Guest Speaker Co-founder and senior […]

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing my Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works – A True Story

An Evening with ABC News Anchor Dan Harris & Joseph Goldstein

MEDITATION AND THE SKEPTIC: An Evening with ABC News Anchor Dan Harris & Joseph Goldstein Talk about mindfulness and meditation is everywhere.  But is mediation realistic for those of us with demanding jobs and ambitious goals? Can mediation really make you happier? Join Dan Harris, ABC News Anchor, Newton native, and author of New York […]

Free Ice Cream from Good Humor Truck

Free Ice Cream from Good Humor Truck

On Monday August 11th, the Good Humor Truck will be helping Newton residents cool off with FREE ice cream! The Good Humor Truck will be giving out free frozen treats from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Walgreens located at 1101 Beacon St on MONDAY, AUGUST 11th. As you might know, baseball legend Pedro Martinez returned home […]

Free Shake Shack MeisterShack

Free Shake Shack MeisterShack

Shake Shack is feeling the love after being named the best “Nouveau Fast-Food Burger” in Boston magazine’s 2014 Readers’ Poll. As a way to say thank you to its Boston fans, the Shack is serving up its special edition MeisterShack on August 9th and 10th at the Chestnut Hill and Harvard Square locations (single: $5.00 / Double $6.50). To make things even juicier, the […]