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 […]

Newton 9th Best City to Live in MA

CreditDonkey team’s ranking of the best cities to live in Massachusetts used these five key factors to determine their list. Odds of Being a Victim of a Violent Crime Commute Time Income Residents Who Attended Some College Restaurants Per Capita The Top 10 Cities are: 1. Beverly Just 16 miles northeast of Boston, Beverly is one of […]

Third Emmy® Win for NewTV!

The Folklorist

NewTV’s original program “The Folklorist” received its third Boston/New England Emmy® Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “The Folklorist” won for Historical/Cultural Program/Special at the awards ceremony on June 7 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. The show previously won Emmys for its promo and host. This year’s award is especially […]

Newton’s Own Iced Teas: ZOOS

Newton's Own Iced Teas: ZOOS

Newton resident, Kristina Tsipouras brings a traditional Greek tea beverage to the US. Her families recipe goes back many generations, and is known as the ‘cure-all’ herbal tea of the Mediterranean. Gluten Free, Caffeine Free, Kosher, All Natural and just 50 calories per. serving, they are launching with Lemon, Peach and Original flavors.   You […]

Newton 5th Happiest Suburb in America!

Newton makes Top 10 Happiest Suburbs in America in #5 spot tied with Apex, North Carolina! Movato looked at the largest suburbs of the 50 largest cities in the nation.  They were ranked based on stress factors, crime, personal income, married residents, and home ownership. After determining the happiest mid-sized cities earlier this year, the Movoto Real Estate Blog […]

Newton is Among Safest Suburbs in Nation

Newton is Among Safest Suburbs in Nation

What are the safest suburbs in America according to Movoto? They looked at 120 suburbs of the 50 most populous American cities. They formed the rankings on per capita statistics of property crime, violent crime, and the chance of being a victim of crime using the FBI’s most recent crime report. The complete top 10 […]

Bread & Chocolate Wins Judge’s Award at Cookie Competition

Eunice Feller

 Eunice Feller, Owner & Chef, Bread & Chocolate, Wins Judge’s Award at Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ Cookie Creations Event Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ Cookie Creations contest featuring local chefs took place last night at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. Each chef was challenged to create a unique dessert or appetizer using Girl Scout […]

Newton Places #60 for Safest City in United States

Newton safest city in America

Newton is one of the United States’ safest communities, according to NeighborhoodScout whose list of the 100 safest cities in America with 25,000 or more people is based on the total number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. Data used […]

Newton Needham Chamber announces first-in-state partnership with Google

Newton Needham chamber of commerce, shop local

The Newton-Needham Chamber has entered into partnership with Google on a new program called Google Street View Indoors.   Street View Indoors is an expansion of Google Map’s popular Street Views, program. Just as Street View allows users to take a virtual walk around a neighborhood, this program allows your customers and potential customers an opportunity to […]

Auburndale Cove skating Open today for first time! FREE Ice Skating!

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My neighbor Maxine alerted me that Auburndale Cove skating is open today for first time! She says, “No better winter activity than outdoor skating at the cove on natural ice! It has rarely been open in recent years, but this Polar Express freeze brings this benefit!” Update for today, Jan 25th, from Maxine, “We are just […]