Newton Community Shred Day

Newton Community Shred Day

Newton Community Shred Day Saturday, June 13, 2015 Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street, Newtonville Dispose of up to two boxes of materials to be shredded. Items must be dropped off on this day. Drive through the parking lot entering on Walnut Place. $5 donation requested.

FREE Hearing Screening at Newton Senior Center

FREE Hearing Screening at Newton Senior Center

FREE Hearing Screening at Newton Senior Center Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street, Newtonville Get a free hearing screening with a representative from Mass Audiology.  If you already have hearing aids, they can clean them and replace the batteries.  Appointments are ten minutes. Registration required. Call 617-796-1660 to make an appointment. Free.

Minecraft Competition Combines Shakespeare

Minecraft Competition Combines Shakespeare

Competition to imagine Shakespeare’s final home launched on Minecraft School children and grown-up gamers are invited to get creative and imagine what Shakespeare’s final home may have looked like in a brand new competition using popular online block building game, Minecraft. Use your imagination to design what Shakespeare’s home may have looked like behind these […]

New Offerings for Kids at HipStitch

New Offerings for Kids at HipStitch

New offerings at HipStitch include printmaking, weaving, jewelry and soap making, masks and muilti media art.  They use alternative materials by recycling or upcycling instead of pre-made crafts. Check out their new space with upcycled materials like old doors, old flooring that was torn up & wood pallets to create a truly unique experience.  

Pro Men’s Volleyball Exhibition Match

The New England Midnight Riders

The New England Midnight Riders will play an exhibition match against the US Air Force Team at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School on Saturday, May 16th at 2pm. The Riders are comprised of the best players from New England and are part of the Premier Volleyball League. This professional volleyball league is comprised of teams representing USAV […]

$75K Fellowship for Journalists

$75K Fellowship for Journalists

The Society of Professional Journalists is looking for the next Eugene C. Pulliam Editorial Fellow. Do you have what it takes to earn this $75,000 fellowship? Deadline to Apply: June 22nd. The recipient will have the opportunity to travel, take courses or pursue other opportunities to deepen his or her knowledge of a public-interest issue. […]

Mendon Twin Drive-In Improvements!

Mendon Twin Drive-In

Phantom Gourmet’s Andelman brothers – Dan, Dave and Michael – have opened the gates to the Mendon Twin Drive-In for the 2015 season. In April, the Mendon Twin Drive-In will host a trio of special events including a carnival, “Welcome Back Night,” and a screening of the UFC 186 fight. Additionally, the Mendon Twin Drive-In […]

Redistricting Proposal Objections

Newton Redistricting

April 25, 2015 Dear Alder People and Members of the School Committee, We are writing to express my strong opposition to the proposed plan to redistrict parts of West Newton out of the Peirce and Newton North district.   Redistricting plans should not move children from walkable to non-walkable schools. We live just 0.7 miles […]

Blue Man Group Partners with Autism Speaks

Blue Man Group Partners with Autism Speaks

In honor of Autism Awareness Month (April), the world-renowned Blue Man Group unveils a yearlong partnership with Autism Speaks; the company pledges to give a $25,000 donation to the cause and will host at least one sensory-friendly show, suitable for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), in each of its markets. Throughout the month of […]

If Paid Equally, What Could MA Women Afford?

wage gap for women of color, If Paid Equally, What Could MA Women Afford?

For Equal Pay Day, New Analysis Reveals the Real Costs of the Wage Gap for Massachusetts’s Women, Families and Economy An analysis released for Equal Pay Day tomorrow shows just how much damage the gender-based wage gap is doing to Massachusetts’s families and economy. Women employed full time in Massachusetts are paid just 82 cents […]