2014 Children’s Champions Honored

2014 Children’s Champions Honored

During the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton’s 60th Annual Meeting, five long-time Club supporters were inducted into the first class of Children’s Champions Honorees.   Each year, a small class of visionaries, leaders, and top performers who are/were responsible for helping the organization grow and thrive throughout its 100 year history will […]

Newton: #8 Smartest Suburb in Country

Seal Beach smartest suburb

Newton is one of the smartest suburbs in the country! I grew up in Seal Beach, California and that made #9! I’m feeling very intelligent today! Here are the 10 smartest suburbs in America: 1. Santa Monica, CA 2. Evanston, IL 3. Berkeley, CA 4. Cambridge, MA 5. Towson, MD 6. Cupertino, CA 7. Scottsdale, […]

Rabies Alert in West Newton from Raccoon

rabies alert in west newton due to raccoon

The following is from the City of Newton: A raccoon captured on September 11, 2014 has tested positive for rabies. The raccoon was found near the Auburndale Ave entrance of the Dolan Pond conservation area in West Newton. If you, or your pet, may have had an encounter with a raccoon in this area on […]

Newton Ranks 15 Best Places to Live 2014 Money Magazine

Newton MA best places to live Money Magazine

Newton Ranks #15 for Best Places to Live 2014 according to Money Magazine Newton, MA Population: 87,991 Census Region: Northeast Median Home Income: $150,821 Median Home Price: $740,000 Average Property Tax: $8,580 Projected Job Growth: 4% Pat Molnar Newton is composed of 13 villages loaded with classic New England charm. Each village has a distinct […]

Common Ground Arlington Opens Today!

Common Ground Arlington Opens Today!

Newton resident Bob O’Guin opens his second Common Ground in Arlington today! Two years ago, he took over Common Ground in Allston, then known as a college sports bar and turned it into a Gastropub. The new bar and restaurant has some similar features to the Allston location including windows that open up! When you […]

Newtonville Village Day: Sept 28th

Newtonville Village Day

Bullough’s Pond Fair All are invited to the second annual Bullough’s Pond Fair located on picturesque Bullough’s Pond in Newtonville. Sponsored by the Bullough’s Pond Association, there are free activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Fair will feature family-oriented activities including guided bird watching at 8:30 am, a fly-fishing demonstration at 9:00 am, en plein […]

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

Rachael 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 […]

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 […]

The Capital Grille Gives $1000 to Boys and Girls Club

The Capital Grille Gives $1000 to Boys and Girls Club

The Capital Grille in Chestnut Hill recently presented a $1,000 grant to the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton. This donation will support the Boys & Girls Club’s mission of inspiring and enabling young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.   “As a company, we’re committed to […]

15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Massachusetts

basketball inventor

Movoto put together 51 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Massachusetts. I pulled 15 of them for your enjoyment. 1. The Fig Newton was named after Newton, Mass. 2. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Massachusetts has the lowest divorce rate in the country with 2.2 divorces per 1000 people. 3.  Basketball was invented in 1891 […]