Newton #46 Safest City in Massachusetts

Newton #46 Safest City in Massachusetts

To identify the 20 safest cities in Massachusetts, Safewise reviewed the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics from 2014, along with population data. We eliminated all cities with fewer than 8,000 residents as well as any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI. Newton #46 In our area: 22. Wellesley 23. […]

Newton 2016 State of the City Address

Setti Warren, Newton Override

Dear Resident, Tonight, I was honored to present my annual State of the City Address. In my remarks tonight, I highlighted several accomplishments and new initiatives. Below are a few highlights, as well as the full text of my remarks. I hope that you will take a few moments to read them. Thank you. Our […]

Boston 6th Best Metro Area for STEM Professionals

Boston 6th Best Metro Area for STEM Professionals

With STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — jobs expected to grow 1.7 times faster than non-STEM professions in the coming years, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals. On the heels of our earlier report on the Best & Worst Cities to […]

Newton in Motion Workshop

Newton in Motion Workshop

Dear Resident, I am writing to invite you to join us for a very important event coming up next week. On Thursday, February 4th-Saturday, February 6th, our Planning and Development department is teaming up with the Department of Public Works to host “Newton in Motion” a workshop that will help lead us toward an equitable, economically […]

New Pop Up Floral Company at The Street

Alice's Table pop up florist at The Street

NEW, LOCALLY OWNED, EXPERIENTIAL FLORAL COMPANY, ALICE’S TABLE, DEBUTS at THE POP-UP Today, January 20th through February 16th As the perfect lead up to Valentine’s Day, The Street announces Alice’s Table, a new, experiential floral company, debuts at The Pop-Up. Alice’s Table is the latest locally owned, highly creative brand to take over the space, […]

Washington Street Safety Issue FIXED

Dear Mr. McGonagle, Over the years, I have noticed the City several times about the blockage of the public sidewalk in front of 1900 Washington Street. This becomes more of an issue during the snow season as the sidewalk plow goes around the blockage by plowing into the street then re-entering past the blockage. This forces pedestrians onto Route 16 and into East bound traffic. The City's last response, several years ago, was that the owner had been sent a letter. The pictures below identify the problem. I believe that such behavior violates a City ordinance. Additionally, as their property appears to jut out beyond their abutting property, in the foreground, Perhaps a matter for zoning. I wonder if they have intruded into City property. The last two pictures identify a problem that has existed since the sidewalk was redone years ago. The sidewalk plow cannot pass the pole in the middle of the walkway. That also forces the predestinations onto Route 16. Finally, I hope that the City has acquired a better sidewalk plow as for years the blade never gotten near the ground and the snow is only compacted by the plow's tracks. That results in an icy condition after it has been walked upon and then freezes. Footprints are frozen in the walkway creating a hazardous condition. BARRELS 1.jpg BARRELS 2.jpg 2016-01-13 WASHINGTON STREET 008.jpg 2016-01-13 WASHINGTON STREET 010.jpg Thank you for your attention to this matter, Bill

Dear Mr. Mayor,     Thank you for yesterday’s  sidewalk plowing and salting  from Commonwealth Avenue to the Woodland Station, and beyond. I have never seen a better job in the 42 years that we have resided on Day Street. It was a pleasure to walk to the Woodland T station this morning and there were many […]

NNHS Nothing Unusual Found

Newton North High School, NNHS

I am writing to follow up on our earlier communication regarding an incident at Newton North High School this morning.  As I reported earlier, at approximately 10:40 AM a threatening phone call was received in the main office. The building was then placed in “Shelter in Place.” While in Shelter in Place, the exterior doors […]

Suicide Prevention training with Mayor Setti Warren

Suicide Prevention training with Mayor Setti Warren

Dear Resident,   I am writing today to invite you to join me for a very important event next week. OnWednesday, January 13th I will be participating in a Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention training, and I hope you can be there too. This evidence-based, simple technique offers everyone strategies to respond to someone […]

Knitwear Pop Up Store offers free knitting classes


The Street announces the next brand to debut at The Pop-Up, its new concept devoted to celebrating innovative and locally grown brands. Perfectly timed to the winter season and the desire to bundle up in the coziest of styles, The Third Piece, a luxury knitwear line owned by two trendsetting Boston women, will take over The […]

Newton Teen Suicides Noted in New York Times article

Newton Suicides Noted in New York Times article

New Jersey School District Eases Pressure on Students, Baring an Ethnic Divide A packed Board of Education meeting this month at Grover Middle School in West Windsor, N.J., where a districtwide debate that often splits along racial lines is underway about the pressure put on students there to succeed. The issue of the stresses felt by […]