Newton Override Link Round Up

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Newton Override Passes If you are new to Newton and want to know about the Newton tax override, I have a round up of links. This is only the second tax override to pass in Newton. The first was to renovate and build Newton’s High Schools. What does the override mean to Newton’s citizens and […]

Newton is Safest City!

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Newton Safest City in United States My Mom Friend Lynn was robbed a few weeks ago. Someone entered her  house (ok, the door wasn’t locked) and made off with her jewelry. Down the street, our friend Debbie noticed a strange man walking through her backyard and called the neighbor to see if work was being […]

Newton’s New Indoor Winter Farmer’s Market

Newton Indoor Winter Farmers Market

Newton has started its own Winter Farmers’ Market, which runs on Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Hyde Community Center in Newton Highlands. I visited today and guess what I found? Crisp and Delicious Apples! Fresh Salad Greens! Hydroponic! Artisanal Cheese! Lovely soaps! Artisanal Pasta from Nella Pasta. Maple syrup from a […]

NewTV Auction Fundraiser: Please Support

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NewTV 5th Live Auction Starts Today! Please join me in supporting NewTV’s 5th auction. The proceeds from the auction will go towards college scholarships and for paid internships. The auction also: – Brings the community together – Gives exposure and visibility to local businesses and organizations – Promotes and raises money for NewTV’s highly successful Lipof Fellowship, internship […]

MCAS Results for Newton Public Schools

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MCAS Scores Tell a Story of Diversity and Success in Newton What do the MCAS scores reveal about Newton? One of the big draws for us to move to Newton is the ethnic and socio-economic diversity which is rare in metro west suburbs of Boston. While the numbers don’t lie, there is back story. Given […]

Newton Ranks 4th Best Place to Live by Money Magazine!

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Newton 4th Best Place to Live in U.S.A. From Money Magazine: Like selecting a soulmate, finding a great place to live can’t be done just by the numbers. This year, MONEY set out to find America’s best places to live that constitute as a small city (pop. 50,000 to 300,000). Using data from Onboard Informatics […]

Sleep Specialist and Blogger, Dr. Craig Canapari

Dr. Craig Canapari, Sleep Doctor, Dr. Ferber, MassGeneral Hospital for Children

How Much Sleep Do Teens Need? The final doctor to present at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children blogger event was sleep heir-t0-Dr. Ferber, Dr. Craig Canapari. He’s also a blogger and is active on Twitter. In fact, I was tweeting with him late one night, thinking the irony — shouldn’t we both be sleeping?! Not […]

Food Allergy Research Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Dr. Wayne Shreffler, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Allergy specialist Boston

Dr. Wayne Shreffler is the Director of the Food Allergy Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. I was at a blogger event at MassGeneral and met several very impressive and dedicated doctors. Dr. Shreffler expertise in allergies brought up all kinds of questions from parent bloggers: Why Have Food Allergies Become Such a Problem? There […]

New Weight Center for Children (ENERGY) Starting at Mass General Hospital for Children

Dr. Christina Scirica, Mass General Hospital for Children, ENERGY, obesity

Weight Management Program for Kids I went to a really great event at Mass General Hospital for Children and heard Dr. Christina Scirica, Director of Parenting for Health, Inspired for Health, and ENERGY (Exercise, Nutrition and Relaxation for Growing Youth). Yep, you guessed it from her complex title. She’s an expert on childhood health and […]

Girls’ Soccer Cleat Exchange on Labor Day

Newton Girls Soccer

To all NGS Families: It’s time for the Bi-Annual Cleat Exchange! Date:              Monday, September 3rd (yes, it’s Labor Day) Time:              11:00am – 3:00pm Where:            35 Kingswood Road, Auburndale (Take Comm. Ave. to Islington to Kingswood – map at How it works:   If you have old cleats […]