• New Teen Room at Newton Free Library

    The new Teen Room at the Newton Free Library is fabulous! Check out all the meeting spaces and inviting nooks! The carpet is brand new! The YA books are attractively on display. A few things to note about the Teen Room: – No adults allowed to sit at the tables! – No noise limitations! Make […]

  • How To Coach Girls book signings

    HOW TO COACH GIRLS Book Events!

    We have the following book signing events planned. We hope you can join us. Newtonville Books 10 Langley Road Newton Centre Newton, MA 02459 Saturday, March 31, 2018 4:00pm Alison and I will make a short presentation, take Q & A, and serve homemade cookies. Artemis Yoga (home of Soccer on the Mat) 639 Mt […]

  • Jasmine Toguchi Super Sleuth

    Debbi Michiko Florence Children’s Book Event: Girls’ Day!

    Debbi Michiko Florence Children’s Book Event: Celebrating Girls’ Day! March 3, 2018 11 AM Newtonville Books 10 Langley Rd Newton, MA 02459   Join Debbi Michiko Florence in a celebration of the Japanese holiday, Girls’ Day. She will talk about about Girls’ Day, do an origami activity and read from (and sign) Jasmine Toguchi Super […]

  • I'll Stay by Karen Day

    Karen Day New Adult Novel: Book Launch Event at Newtonville Books!

    Book Launch Event I’ll Stay by Karen Day Thursday, February 8 7pm  Newtonville Books 10 Langley Rd Newton, MA 02459 In this compelling, emotionally complex novel, a college friendship sparks a life-changing sacrifice that connects two women forever–even as it shatters their closeness . . . “Let her go. I’ll stay.” There are some decisions […]

  • Fleuri Designs

    Fleuri Designs Fall Open House

    Fleuri Designs, is hosting a Fall Open House this Thursday and Friday (details below). There will be lots of great vendors and Fleuri Designs will be offering fall plants, fresh flowers, succulents, permanent botanicals and more! Event is free and open to everyone.

  • Common Ground Pop Up Market 2017

    Common Ground Arlington Pop Up Market

    Join us for a Holiday Pop Up Market at Common Ground in Arlington (319 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474). Common Ground in Arlington Third Annual Holiday Pop Up Market October 15th, Sunday from 11am-3pm   Arlington Recycling Committee: Advocating and supporting local initiatives to promote solid waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and more. ArtSpan – Munroe Center […]

  • Hope Walks

    Registration Open for HopeWalks

      Registration Open now for HopeWalks! Newton-Wellesley Hospital has announced that online registration is now “live” for the eighth annual Hope Walks event to be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017. One of Newton-Wellesley’s most beloved traditions, Hope Walks is a 3.3-mile walk to benefit patients of the Vernon Cancer Center. Proceeds from the fundraiser […]

  • Save the Date for Hope Walks 2017

    Save the Date for Hope Walks 2017

    Save the Date for Hope Walks 2017!

Newton: A Great Place to Live!

Sharing information about why Newton, Massachusetts is a great place to live and raise a family. If you are thinking of moving to Newton, or have recently moved here, we'd like to help you get settled in. Feel free to ask questions and you'll get unbiased answers. Welcome!

Newton Snow Emergency Numbers

* Please check www.newtonma.gov for updates on the timing of the snow emergency or any additional information related to the storm. * Any snow-related issues may be reported to the City by utilizing the online 311 reporting system at http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/311.asp or by using the 311 app. * Customer Service line is 617-796-1000, or 311 from landline phones. […]

Williams Elementary School Auction!

Williams Elementary School Auction!

Our auction date is fast approaching! The Williams Auction opens for bidding on January 28, 2017 at 8:00 AM EST. Our goal this year is to raise $20,000 to support our elementary school. Our PTO funds numerous programs not covered by the Newton school system such as Creative Arts & Sciences, Child Abuse Prevention programs, […]

Winter Soccer Training for Boys and Girls

GPS Boston Soccer Winter Tryouts

Dear 2006 Soccer Player, GPS Boston Tryouts are taking place this Winter and we invite you to tryout!!! The GPS-MA Premier program is for young players who aspire to achieve excellence in their game.  Our emphasis is player-centric with development the number one priority. We focus on the technical, tactical, physical and psychological development of […]

Furant-Kenrick House and Grounds of Historic Newton

FREE Reading Program for Kids at Historic Newton? Interest?

My name is Max Metz and I am the Manager at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds of Historic Newton. I contacted you on Facebook about an idea we have been thinking about at our museums and I wanted to ask if anyone would be interested in a FREE reading weekly activity for kids that we would host. […]

Pre-College Summer Scholarship Opportunity Marist College

Summer Pre-College Program Scholarship Opportunity

If you are a mom of a high school student who has an interest in drama, this one is for you. Summer Pre-College Program Scholarship Opportunity Two years ago my daughter Morgan attended the Summer Pre-College program at Marist College. The course was such a positive experience for Morgan, our family has maintained close communication […]

Parking Hazard on Auburn Street

Parking Hazard on Auburn Street

Did anyone else notice  the defect of the curbing being to high from the street level on Auburn Street on the Village Bank block? It appears that a remedy is required to prevent other cars from being damaged on the front bumpers.  The easiest, and least costly, remedy is to raise the level of paving in […]

Tips to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

Tips to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

Tips to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day: 1) Organize your workplace, school or community group. Maximize your impact by organizing a group to serve the community with an activity done at your own location in honor of Martin Luther King Day. Choose a local charity and determine the best way for your group to show […]

Henry Turner

Threat to NNHS Not Credible

January 12, 2017 North Families, Last evening, we received report of a social media post making a threat to Newton North. We reported the post to the Newton police and they responded immediately. The specific post was reviewed and the source was identified. After a thorough investigation, the Newton police have determined that the threat […]

Massachusetts Schools Rank Highest in US

Massachusetts Schools Score Highest

Nation’s Schools Get Middling Grade on Quality Counts Report Card As a new political and policy era dawns in Washington, the status of the nation’s schools remains stable, though still earning a grade of C fromQuality Counts 2017, the 21st annual report card issued by the Education Week Research Center. The C corresponds to a […]

Newton Happy Place #13

Newton Ranks #21: Best Cities to Live In

A host of factors play an important role in deciding where to move, including the quality of schools, the strength of the local economy and job market, safety, culture, and even climate. To determine America’s best cities to live in, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on the 550 U.S. cities with populations of 65,000 or […]