Defending Jacob by Newton’s Own William Landay and Set in Cold Spring Park!

William Landay

My Mom Friend Melissa told me her Dad Friend Brian told her about a book written NY Times best selling author from Newton and set in Cold Spring Park. I go to the dog park a lot with my dog so I was intrigued. It turns out that Brian was William’s old neighbor from West […]

Newton News: Newton Developing into Russian Enclave, and Special Education Trend in MA

Newton MA seal

Some interesting links on Newton: Mass. suburb develops into a Russian enclave. The Mass. suburb that the Boston.com article refers to is Newton! Russian immigrants have become part of the character of the Boston suburb of Newton. More than 9% of people in the town report Russian ancestry, according to the U.S. Census, and residents […]

Go the F**K To Sleep. Seriously, Just Go To Sleep! New G Version.

Do you remember an old episode of Sex and the City where Carrie Bradshaw, desperate to meet Big’s ex-wife, meets with her to plug a book concept? Unfortunately, during her meeting, she discovers that Big’s ex-wife is a children’s book publisher. So she quickly makes up a story about a girl with magic cigarettes that […]

Missing BC Student, Franco Garcia’s Body Found in Reservoir, No Sign of Foul Play

Franco Garcia, missing Boston College student,

Yesterday, Franco Garcia’s body was found yesterday in the Chestnut Hill reservoir near Boston College and the bar where Franco was last seen. The 21-year-old, who was studying chemistry and played clarinet in the symphony band, disappeared Feb. 22 after leaving a bar in Boston popular with college students. from CBS News Garcia, 21, was last […]

Calling All Vendors: Waban Village Day!

Do you have something to sell; jewelry, crafts, specialty items, artisan breads or foods, cosmetics, clothes, to name a few. Come share your creations with a booth at Waban Village Day, Sunday, May 20th 11am-3pm. This is the 9th Waban Village Day, it takes place in Waban Square on Woodward Street, right off of Beacon Street. This is a […]

Newton Girls Soccer: Referee Jobs for Girls in Grades 6-8

Newton Girls Soccer

Training Dates for NGS Prospective Intramural Soccer Referees   This message concerns training for those youth wishing to become new intramural referees.1.  Training consists of two parts: a 2-hour instructional clinic and an on-field observation session. Both parts must be completed if one wishes to become a referee:The first part, the instructional clinic, will be held: Wednesday, […]

Newton Historical Society Preservation Award Winner Solves Aging Parent Dilemma

Peter Sachs, Newton Architect, Mother in Law addition,

When Peter Sachs found out that his mother, Kay Sachs, had a mild stroke, he and his wife Tracy were worried. She lived nearby in a condo but suddenly that wasn’t close enough. Luckily, he’s a architect so he designed an addition to their house to give his mother privacy so she wouldn’t feel like […]

Please Help Find Missing Boston College Student, Franco Garcia. Have You Seen Him?

Franco Garcia, missing Boston College student,

Franco Garcia, a Boston College Student and brother of a current Day Middle School student, has been missing since Wednesday, February 22.  The Newton Police Department is leading an investigation with Boston College Police and State Police In search of the missing student.   Investigators have said that Franco has not attended class at Boston College since last […]

Newton North Varsity Dance Team Places 2nd at Winter Baystates 2012

Newton North High School Varsity Dance Team places 2nd at Baystates at Braintree High School on Thursday, February 9, 2012. Coached and choreographed by Stephanie Hubbard. Congratulations to the team members and their coach!

Beloved Newton Elementary School Teacher Arrested for Child Porn Charges (Link Roundup) UPDATED

David Ettliger Newton Elementary School Teacher Child Porn charges ILoveNewton

The arrest of David Ettlinger, a second grade teacher at Underwood Elementary School in Newton, is facing charges of possession of child pornography, indecent assault and battery on a child and posing a child in the nude, and this has understandably rocked the Newton community. Here are links to articles: Ex-Newton teacher indicted on six counts of child assault from […]