Where are the POC in the Newton Police Force?

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller at Newton George Floyd Protest

I participated in my first rally today at the Line Up for Black Lives in Newton. I’m particularly focused on systemic racism and I’ve always wondered why there are no visible people of color in the Newton police force. Are the POC in the police force all … admin? Are there no POC actual police […]

Newtonville Books Will CLOSE if New Senior Center is Built

Newtonville Books Reading Challenge

From Newtonville Books Newsletter: Many of you are aware of the City’s interest in building a new senior center on the triangle parking lot in Newton Centre. The City maintains this website with all the information about these ambitions, which have been narrowed down to either renovating the existing senior center in Newtonville, or building […]

Free Meals at NNHS


Free Meals   The student Grab & Go Meal program has been expanded to provide FREE breakfasts and lunches to ALL Newton residents. Three days’ worth of breakfast and lunch will be offered, and you can pick up for friends and neighbors, too!   The locations are at the NNHS theater entrance, the NSHS main […]

Zoom Session for NSHS AP Chinese Class Crashed by Anti-Asian Racists

zoom bombing racist NSHS

Dear Newton North Community, Yesterday a group of intruders joined a Zoom session during a Newton South AP Chinese class and proceeded to spew vile, hate-filled images and speech directed at our students and teacher. The actions were racist and hate-filled. This incident is an attack on our Asian community, Newton South and Newton Public […]

Where to Buy Masks Locally

Hipstitch cloth face masks

Tony The Tailor just over the Wellseley Line at 21 Washington Street by CVS has made simple cloth masks  with elastic ear holders . There are some for ready sale – sized small, medium, or large ($5) OR you can custom order. 781 239-3593 Open daily 8 am – 3 pm Monday thru Saturday   […]

Substance Abuse in Massachusetts

Substance Abuse in Massachusetts

Hi everyone. My name is Sidnie Kulik and I am a junior at the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, MA. This past year, I have been taking an online medical problem solving class with an organization called Global Online Academy. As a part of our final project, we are supposed to address a health […]

New Art Center Needs Our Help

New Art Center needs our help. If you are able to, please consider making a donation or buying a gift certificate. New Art Center is also offering online classes in response to COVID-19. New Art at Home! In the wake of the ever-changing state of the COVID-19 epidemic, we appreciate the support and care we […]

Dawn Davis Yoga Goes Online! Live Streaming Classes!

Dawn Davis Yoga Goes Online! Live Streaming Classes!

Dawn Davis Yoga is now offering Saturday online yoga class at 9:30 for $10. Friends and relatives anywhere in the U.S. can access her classes online. Live Streaming Classes with Dawn Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 Fridays 9:30-10:30 Saturdays 9:30-10:30 Register through www.dawndavis.com If you have a class card, you may use that (it would be at […]

Food for Families in Need

Food for Families in Need

Help for Our Neighbors Newton COVID-19 Care Fund: NewtonCareFund Centre Street Food Pantry: CentrestFoodPantry. Newton Food Pantry:  NewtonFoodPantry Arabic Baptist Church Food Pantry: ArabicBaptistChurch For those of us who need help – ranging from unemployment insurance and SNAP benefits to mental health resources and emergency intervention – please also see the list of resources here and here. We will update this list of resources […]

Places that are good local destinations for getting out of the house

Mount Auburn cemetery

Memorial Drive, there is plenty of on-street parking in front of MIT. Paved bike path, as well as crushed stone for walking/jogging. Wollaston Beach in Quincy, which has about 2 miles of paved sidewalk abutting the seawall. We saw bikes, strollers, dogs, and walkers.  About 20 minutes away as there is no traffic. * Mount […]