Dismantling the Nest

Dismantling the Nest

Dismantling the Nest By Marie Presti, Owner/broker, The Presti Group A friend of mine is flying the coop. She is starting to pack up her house in Newton, counting the days until she and her husband move into a small, Back Bay condo. She dreams of meandering along the Charles, hand-in-hand, strolling to the theater […]

Newton Spring 2017 Real Estate Market

Newton Real Estate Market

WE ALL LOVE NEWTON SO MUCH, NOBODY WANTS TO MOVE  Anyone Planning to sell their Single-Family Home, is in the Driver’s Seat By Marie Presti, The Presti Group For the past several years, anyone wishing to move to Newton, one of the safest cities in Massachusetts, has been in for some slim pickings in the […]

Bernie Will Help You Get Through to Politicians

Bernie Sanders

If you, like me, are trying to call politicians in Washington DC and can’t get through, contact Bernie Sanders. My friend, who does NOT live in Vermont, asked for help. Bernie’s office gave her a phone number that actually gets through to her senator’s office. If you need help, go here. This guide, Indivisible, is […]

House Calls for Alexander Technique

House Calls for Alexander Technique

My wife is an Alexander Technique teacher who specializes in neuromuscular integration such as cranial sacral work. She works with injuries, people pre/post surgery and those experiencing anxiety and depression. We’re located in Arlington Heights, her studio is in Brookline Village, but she can also come to your home if that is more convenient. She can […]

Newton Snow Emergency Numbers

* Please check www.newtonma.gov for updates on the timing of the snow emergency or any additional information related to the storm. * Any snow-related issues may be reported to the City by utilizing the online 311 reporting system at http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/311.asp or by using the 311 app. * Customer Service line is 617-796-1000, or 311 from landline phones. […]

Parking Hazard on Auburn Street

Parking Hazard on Auburn Street

Did anyone else notice  the defect of the curbing being to high from the street level on Auburn Street on the Village Bank block? It appears that a remedy is required to prevent other cars from being damaged on the front bumpers.  The easiest, and least costly, remedy is to raise the level of paving in […]

Newton Ranks #21: Best Cities to Live In

Newton Happy Place #13

A host of factors play an important role in deciding where to move, including the quality of schools, the strength of the local economy and job market, safety, culture, and even climate. To determine America’s best cities to live in, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on the 550 U.S. cities with populations of 65,000 or […]

Watch for this “Renters Scam”

Craig's List Scams

About 6 pm Friday afternoon, a nice young man with his two little children knocked at my door.  He was inquiring if I knew anything about the people, “Marie and Mick,” who “own” the house next door to me. I was told that the house is advertised on Craig’s List as being available for rental at […]

Raising Boys in the Digital Age

Raising Boys in the Digital Age

Raising Boys in the Digital Age The world of social media and 24/7 communications can be both exciting and overwhelming. Parents, educators, and child development experts struggle with questions like: How much screen time is too much? At what age should children be allowed access to digital media? Do digital tools enhance or hamper educational […]

DeCordova New England Biennial 2016

DeCordova New England Biennial 2016

DeCordova New England Biennial 2016 The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is one of our local gems. Located in Lincoln, it is known to many in the area for it extraordinary large-scale outdoor sculptures, set in a pleasantly landscaped 30-acre park. It’s a perfect place to take the family for an outing on a nice […]