• Harvard Students and Prominent Alumni Call for Week of Civil Disobedience this April to Push for Fossil Fuel Divestment

    Join Natalie Portman for Harvard Civil Disobedience

    Harvard Students and Prominent Alumni Call for Week of Civil Disobedience this April to Push for Fossil Fuel Divestment A group of prominent Harvard alumni, including director Darren Aronofsky, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., architect Maya Lin, environmental author Bill McKibben, actress Natalie Portman, author Cornel West, and former US Senator Tim Wirth, are calling for […]

  • 5/3.5 Tutor For Sale in West Newton Hills, $1.59

    5/3.5 Tudor For Sale in West Newton Hills, $1.59

    My friend is selling her beautiful Tudor house in West Newton Hills (15 Wimbleton Circle). It’s walking distance to Peirce Elementary School which feeds into F. A. Day Middle School and then into Newton North High School. It’s 4,012 square feet and listing for $1,599,000. She’s taken meticulous care of it. This wonderfully updated 1930s home atop […]

  • An Inside Look at Children's Book Adaptations

    An Inside Look at Children’s Book Adaptations

    Confirming the date and time for this rescheduled event! Please join Children’s Books Boston on MONDAY MARCH 2 from 5:30-7:00 pm for the rescheduled panel discussion: FROM PAGE TO SCREEN: AN INSIDE LOOK AT CHILDREN’S BOOK ADAPTATIONS Simmons College, The Paresky Conference Room 300 The Fenway, Boston MAMonday, March 2, 5:30-7:00 pm Panelists: ​ Carol Greenwald, Senior […]

  • Newton Has Talent: Apply by Midnight Tonight!

    Newton Has Talent: Apply by Midnight Tonight!

    It’s not too late to submit your act to Newton Has Talent!  We’ve extended the submission deadline to Friday, February 27 at midnight. Calling all singers, dancers, musicians and other performers.  If you have the chops, we have the contest. The Newton Rotary Club’s third annual Newton Has Talent is a city-wide contest, open to anyone […]

  • Rotary Newton Craft Beer Festival

    Rotary Newton Craft Beer Festival

    Do you like all things beer related?  The Rotary Club of Newton is hosting Rotary Newton Craft Beer Festival on Sunday, March 1 from 1-4 pm at the American Legion Post 440 at 295 California Street in Newton. The festival will feature craft beer and food vendors offering tasting samples.  “Mini-seminars” will be held throughout […]

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Harvard Students and Prominent Alumni Call for Week of Civil Disobedience this April to Push for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Join Natalie Portman for Harvard Civil Disobedience

Harvard Students and Prominent Alumni Call for Week of Civil Disobedience this April to Push for Fossil Fuel Divestment A group of prominent Harvard alumni, including director Darren Aronofsky, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., architect Maya Lin, environmental author Bill McKibben, actress Natalie Portman, author Cornel West, and former US Senator Tim Wirth, are calling for […]

5/3.5 Tutor For Sale in West Newton Hills, $1.59

5/3.5 Tudor For Sale in West Newton Hills, $1.59

My friend is selling her beautiful Tudor house in West Newton Hills (15 Wimbleton Circle). It’s walking distance to Peirce Elementary School which feeds into F. A. Day Middle School and then into Newton North High School. It’s 4,012 square feet and listing for $1,599,000. She’s taken meticulous care of it. This wonderfully updated 1930s home atop […]

An Inside Look at Children's Book Adaptations

An Inside Look at Children’s Book Adaptations

Confirming the date and time for this rescheduled event! Please join Children’s Books Boston on MONDAY MARCH 2 from 5:30-7:00 pm for the rescheduled panel discussion: FROM PAGE TO SCREEN: AN INSIDE LOOK AT CHILDREN’S BOOK ADAPTATIONS Simmons College, The Paresky Conference Room 300 The Fenway, Boston MAMonday, March 2, 5:30-7:00 pm Panelists: ​ Carol Greenwald, Senior […]

Hiring for Local Landscape Company

Local Landscape Company Hiring P/T Positions

Landscape maintenance, design & build company seeking passionate gardeners to fill part-time positions.  Candidates must have high attention to detail, creativity, & enthusiastic energy for hard work. We specialize in fine garden maintenance, hand pruning, garden installations & rejuvenations. Brookline, Newton, Needham, Weston, Wellesley areas. Plant knowledge preferred, but willing to train.  Contact owner, Laurie, […]

Newton Has Talent: Apply by Midnight Tonight!

Newton Has Talent: Apply by Midnight Tonight!

It’s not too late to submit your act to Newton Has Talent!  We’ve extended the submission deadline to Friday, February 27 at midnight. Calling all singers, dancers, musicians and other performers.  If you have the chops, we have the contest. The Newton Rotary Club’s third annual Newton Has Talent is a city-wide contest, open to anyone […]

Rotary Newton Craft Beer Festival

Rotary Newton Craft Beer Festival

Do you like all things beer related?  The Rotary Club of Newton is hosting Rotary Newton Craft Beer Festival on Sunday, March 1 from 1-4 pm at the American Legion Post 440 at 295 California Street in Newton. The festival will feature craft beer and food vendors offering tasting samples.  “Mini-seminars” will be held throughout […]

NNHS Once Upon a Mattress

NNHS Musical: Once Upon a Mattress

Theatre Ink Proudly Presents Directed and Choreographed by Brad Jensen New Music by Jeanine Tesori Music by Mary Rodgers | Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer | Lyrics by Marshall Barer March 12th, 13th, 14th, 2015, at 7:30PM March 15th at 2PM in the Performing Arts Center “If you thought you knew […]

Dog Walker Position with Wicked Happy Dogs!

Dog Walker Position with Wicked Happy Dogs!

Wicked Happy Dogs is looking for another amazing full time hike leader to join our pack! You all know the level of skill and professionalism we require of our walkers so I thought who better to ask than our own clients!  Please spread the word and if you know someone who is interested have them […]

Creative Arts and Sciences Fundraiser

Creative Arts and Sciences Fundraiser

SAVE THE DATE!! CASC (Creative Arts and Sciences Committee) will be holding a citywide fundraiser on Friday, April 10, 7 – 10 PM at Newton South High School. Join past, present, and future chairs and members, NPS faculty and staff, and the larger Newton community. “Spring Into Swing” will feature vocalist Semenya McCord and a […]

Superintendent Fleishman’s Commencement Speech Controversy

PARCC Assessment Update for Newton Public Schools

February 4, 2015 Dear Families: As most of you know, students in Massachusetts have been tested for proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics since 1998 using MCAS.  Over the next couple of years, MCAS will very likely be phased out and replaced by a different type of assessment designed to assess student proficiency with […]

FREE Gem Curriculum for Teachers

FREE Gem/Rock Curriculum for Teachers

Third through fifth grade teachers have a new colorful way to engage and excite students about geology, minerology and gemology through GIA’s new GemKids for Schools curriculum. From volcanoes spewing lava to digging for hidden jewels, students can roll up their sleeves to discover science lessons hidden deep within the Earth. Best of all, this […]

EverPresent: Photo & Video Organization

EverPresent: Photo & Video Organization

Guest Blog: Make 2015 the year you organize your photos and videos Photos and videos are often a source of stress when they should be a source of enjoyment.  80% of families never download new photos and videos from their phones and cameras.  There are over 1 trillion older photos, slides, albums and home movies […]