• Soliciting Donations for Silk Road Gala

    Soliciting Donations for Silk Road Gala

    ATASK (Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence) is seeking donations for the silent action for its annual fundraiser, the Silk Road Gala. Please save the date and contact Christina Ayala if you want to make a donation to this worthy cause. Cristina Ayala Co-Executive Director Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence PO Box 120108 Boston, […]

  • August Events from Historic Newton

    AUGUST EVENTS FROM HISTORIC NEWTON  Ongoing through January 2018 FREED FROM THE FRAME: BEYOND THE CHILDHOOD PORTRAIT Our exhibit displays six portraits of children from Historic Newton’s collection and also tells what happened to each child in adulthood. The lives of the children in the portraits reflect major events and cultural shifts in 19th century America, […]

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    Barry’s Fundraiser Fitness Event for Best Buddies

    BARRY’S HOSTS INDOOR/OUTDOOR CLASS FOR BEST BUDDIES WITH A COOLDOWN FLOW BY LULULEMON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017 at 6:30PM AT THE STREET IN CHESTNUT HILL This event is $10. Offering the ultimate summer workout for a great cause, BARRY’S is teaming up with lululemon and hosting a fitness class in support of Best Buddies on […]

  • Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE)

    Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) Banquet

    Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) 25th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Banquet Friday, September 29th Boston, MA Click here for more info. CHSNE NEEDS YOU! CHSNE is a membership-based 501(c)(3)non-profit organization dedicated solely to documenting, preserving, and promoting the history and legacy of Chinese immigration in New England. Please consider becoming a member or donating […]

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    Historic Newton Events

    Sunday, July 30, 2:00 PM WHO INSPIRED OUR SCHOOL NAMES? A NEWTON CEMETERY TOUR Newton’s two high schools simply use North and South for identification, but many public elementary and middle schools are named after a notable person in our city. Stroll through the Newton Cemetery to see the final resting places and learn more […]

  • Disability Awareness Book Club

    Disability Awareness Book Club

    Disability Awareness Book Club All Are Welcome Understanding Our Differences sponsors an ongoing  Disability Awareness Book Club. It meets the first Monday of the month (generally) at Newton Free Library, 7:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A and is open to all who are interested. Our next meeting will be on Monday, September 11th. Check the […]

  • IRONMAN! Producing Academy and National Team Players!

    IRONMAN! Producing Academy and National Team Players!

    IRONMAN! Producing Academy and National Team Players!  IRONMAN Summer Camp 2017! 25% Off Code: vfcironman25.

  • Historic Newton July Events

    Historic Newton July Events

    HISTORIC NEWTON CALENDAR JULY-AUG 2017     Tuesday, July 11, 7:00 PM NEWTON’S ROAD TO REVOLUTION In September 1774 the farmers of Middlesex County rose up and ended royal government in most of Massachusetts. For the next seven months, Patriot activists and the British governor raced to seize artillery.  Cannon disappeared from ships, shore batteries, […]

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!

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Summer Bounty at Newton Farmers’ Market

We are lucky that in Newton we have two Farmer’s Markets every week which means you can almost bypass the grocery store! The Cold Spring Park Farmer’s Market is larger but the parking is more difficult. I like to zip in and out of the American Legion Post Farmer’s Market on Fridays to carry me through the weekend. And be sure to check out Capability:Mom’s post on her favorite stops at the Farmer’s Market. I always discover great stuff by reading her blog!

Newton Libraries: Main & 2 Branches Run by Volunteers

The Newton Free Library, located at 330 Homer Street (across the street from City Hall). It has (among other things) museum passes, a great audio/visual department, a wonderful children’s room, great gallery space, a good-sized auditorium, and, of course, books.

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Dog Friendly Newton: New Off-Leash Dog Parks!

Five off-leash dog parks were just created in Newton. I haven’t been to all of them. I heard that Cabot Woods is great but there can be a lot of ticks. The same can be said for Weston Reservoir which is my dog’s favorite haunt. Be sure to check for ticks after these outings. If you need information about ticks and Lyme disease, I have a link below from my dermatologist. Capability:Mom likes to exercise her dog on the carriage lane down Commonwealth Avenue at the foot of Heartbreak Hill. She has a walking group that meets religiously with or without dogs and they trek up to Walnut Street and back. Whether you walk your dog on or off-leash, there’s no doubt about it. Newton is a dog friendly city!

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Massachusetts Fourth-Graders: High Math Scores Compare Favorably Internationally!

Two states, Massachusetts and Minnesota, sought to have their schools’ test results broken out separately. Both reported results outpacing the rest of the nation. In the most impressive showing, Massachusetts fourth-graders scored roughly as well as those in high-performing Taiwan and Japan…

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High Schools That Send The Most Kids to Ivy League: Newton North and Newton South (WSJ)

The Wall Street Journal looked at the freshman class at 10 highly selective colleges (i.e.e Ivy League), counted them up, and ranked the high schools — private day and boarding, public, and magnet — by the number of kids sent. While you would expect elite boarding schools like Andover and Philips Exeter to do well, Newton South High School and Newton North High School both make the list sending in 23 or 6% of its class and 25 or 4% of its class respectively.

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Newton Ranks #3 As Best Place to Live According to CNN!

According to CNN, Newton ranked as the number 3 best place to live in America!

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Best Mommy/Daddy and Me Music Classes for Toddlers and Preschoolers in Newton

There are plenty of parent and child music classes to choose from in Newton! Many music teachers recommend Music Together. I liked Kindermusic and Let’s Make Music at Warmlines. I also loved the craft/snack/music combo at Time for Partners. There are free singalongs at the Newton Free Library and drop in music classes at Green Planet Kids run by Giggle Kids Music. Music for everyone!

Demographic Data on Newton Massachusetts

Demographic Data on Newton

Best Places to Live in the US – Newton MA named in top three…find out why in this article by Pragmatic Mom, Newton resident and mother of three. Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $745,249; Detached houses: $803,975; Townhouses or other attached units: $615,836; In 2-unit structures: $602,622; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $578,014; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $426,501

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Wikipedia on Newton, Massachusetts

Newton is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States bordered to the east by Boston. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Newton was 85,146, making it the eleventh largest city in the state. Newton is a suburban city approximately seven miles from downtown Boston. Rather than having a single city center, Newton is a patchwork of thirteen “villages”, many boasting small “downtown” areas of their own. The 13 villages are: Auburndale, Chestnut Hill, Newton Centre, Newton Corner, Newton Highlands, Newton Lower Falls, Newton Upper Falls (both on the Charles River, and both once small industrial sites), Newtonville, Nonantum (also called “The Lake”), Oak Hill, Thompsonville, Waban and West Newton. Oak Hill Park is a place within the village of Oak Hill that itself is shown as a separate and distinct village on some city maps, (including a map dated 2010 on the official City of Newton website)[1] and Four Corners is also shown as a village on some city maps. Although most of the villages have a post office, they have no legal definition and no firmly defined borders. This village-based system often causes some confusion with addresses and for first time visitors.

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Newton’s High Schools in Top 5 Percent Nationwide

Newsweek published its list of the country’s best high schools this week, and Newton North ranked 754 as compared to Newton South’s rank of 776. According to Newsweek’s Web site, all schools on the list are in the top 5 percent of schools nationwide.