NewTV Auction Fundraiser: Please Support

NewTV auction

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

MCAS test scores Newton, Newton MCAS tells story of diversity and success

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!

best place to live, Newton, Money

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 […]

Newton Businesses Make Best of Boston List!

Best in Boston, Best of Boston, Best Bagels, Rosenfelds Bagels, Newton

This is from the Newton Patch. Newton was well-represented in this year’s Best of Boston issue from Boston Magazine. More than a dozen businesses/services received recognition from the magazine in both Boston-based awards and “West of the City” categories.  The following Newton businesses made the issue: Best Garden Supplies: Winston Flowers (gorgeous flowers too, but expensive!) Best Kitchen Supplies: Sur La […]

Links from Newton News Blogs

We’re lucky that there are lots of publications specific to Newton. I rounded up some interesting clippings:   Newton Patch: Vote for your Newton favorite parks, restaurants, and services. Please vote in their survey!   Newton in  Atrium Mall in Chestnut Hill purchased by Bulfinch Cos. and will be converted to medical and office […]

Rowers: Newton Athlete Heads to the London Olympic Games!

Don’t Forget The Rowers! UPDATE (July 30, 2012): Gevvie Stone, who is competing in the women’s single sculls event, placed third in her heat with a time of 7:33.68. The time qualified her for a spot in the event quarterfinals. Newton Patch —————— 27-year-old Newton athlete Gevvie Stone is yet another local Bostonian headed to London for the summer olympic in […]