• Summertime at The Street FREE Series

    Summertime at The Street FREE Series

    Summertime at The Street series remains in full effect. There are five complimentary events each week, ranging from the popular Kick It By Eliza fitness class to Berklee College of Music performances to Children’s Dance Parties, as well as special events like Barry’s x Best Buddies and Summertime Savasana, Yoga Under the Stars. All events are free and open to the […]

  • 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, […]

  • Barry's free fitness class

    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 […]

  • Newton Cemetery Tour

    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.

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!

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, […]

Thirteen Moons – An Abenaki Child’s Year

Thirteen Moons – An Abenaki Child’s Year EXHIBIT

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover creates a special art exhibition of the every day life of a child living in an Abenaki village prior to the arrival of Europeans. “Thirteen Moons – An Abenaki Child’s Year” is on view March 4 through September 3, 2017 and uses photography, drawings, diagrams, scale models, […]

Grad Bag Volunteer Opportunities

Grad Bag Volunteer Opportunities

Hi Neighbors! I am working for Grad Bag – a non-profit that collects gently used college supplies and upcycles them them to give to first generation college students. This summer I will be based at the wonderful Temple Shalom sorting and packaging the donations. I will post dates starting next week – just wanted to […]



#NOWCASTING: AMERICAN IDOL The global phenomenon AMERICAN IDOL is back with world-renowned judge Katy Perry! Doron Ofir Casting is proud to announce that we are now casting in coordination with American Idol for the country’s most talented, unique, and inspiring solo singers from around the country between the ages of 15 – 28 years old. […]

Newton North High School, NNHS

NNHS Seeking Host Families for Chinese Exchange

Dear Newton North Parent, NNHS is looking for host families for three high-school aged Chinese exchange students and one adult Chinese teacher this fall.  Please help us out!  Students have excellent English and are excited to take part in American family life. They enroll in classes at NNHS for the duration of their hosting dates […]


Massachusetts 4th Best State for Working Dads

With Father’s Day approaching and nearly 93 percent of dads with young kids working today, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst States for Working Dads. Massachusetts 4th Best State for Working Dads! In order to help dads balance their dual role as parent and provider, WalletHub’s analysts compared the […]

Valeo FC Newton MA club soccer for kids

Valeo FC Announces New Boy’s Director!

Valeo FC Announces New Boy’s Director!

Where to Watch Newton Fireworks

Where to Watch Newton Fireworks

4th of July Festivities All 4th of July Festivities will take place on Tuesday, July 4th, weather permitting. 10am – Noon: Kids Morning, Newton Centre Playground, Tyler Terrace Families and children ages 3 – 12 years Take part in the Grand Pet Parade, Decorated Doll Carriage Promenade, the Teddy Bear Parade, and the Foot Races […]


MA 6th Best State to Raise a Family

Massachusetts is 2017’s 6th Best State to Raise a Family according to Wallet Hub. In order to determine the best states in which to put down family roots, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 40 key indicators of family-friendliness. Our data set ranges from “median family salary” to […]

MA Best State for Education in US!

MA Best State for Education in US!

According to U.S. News and World Report, Massachusetts leads the country for best education. MA stats: Higher Education#20 2-Year College Grad. Rate#22 4-Year College Grad. Rate#14 Educational Attainment#1 Low Debt at Graduation#39 Tuition and Fees#41 Pre-K – 12#3 College Readiness#1 High School Grad. Rate#19 NAEP Math Scores#1 NAEP Reading Scores#2 Pre-K Quality#19 Preschool Enrollment#3 Best […]