Newton Override Link Round Up

Newton Override, Newton tax increase, Newton schools

Newton Override Passes If you are new to Newton and want to know about the Newton tax override, I have a round up of links. This is only the second tax override to pass in Newton. The first was to renovate and build Newton’s High Schools. What does the override mean to Newton’s citizens and […]

Rocks and Minerals Science Study Guide for 4th Grade

The Rock Cycle via video for Igneous Rock, Sedimentary Rock and Metamorphic Rock These are the concepts that my kids find confusing, so I’ve added some extra information from sites to help kids understand the differences. This great information is from Mr.SciGuy. Erosion versus Weathering This is from Compare Anything. Weathering and erosion are geological processes that act together to […]

Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Days in the Arts Summer 2012: 1 Week Creative Arts Sleep Away Camp in the Berkshires

DARTS BSO Student Creative Arts Camp Newton Days in the Arts sleep away camp ILoveNewton.com

My daughter did this last year and she loved it! It’s just a week of sleep-away camp with emphasis on art, music and/or performing arts. Your child gets to choose what to emphasize. She had the best time, and would love to go back but you are not allowed to go back-to-back years in order […]

School Committee Recommendations from Current School Committee Member Kurt Kusiak

Newton Political Races Alderman School Committee Kurt Kusiak

Kurt Kusiak is my Dad Friend and neighbor and, because I have zero interest in politics of any ilk, I turn to him like my personal Godfather to vote his slate. Perhaps I am just lazy and bad with names such that I can’t keep track of so many people and their agendas. On the […]

Wikipedia on Newton, Massachusetts

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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.