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 […]

Newton During the Time of the Spanish Flu

This is from my old neighbor who has done a lot of research tracking his ancestors. He shares a historical perspective of the last pandemic on the residents of Newton — the Spanish Flu. ——- I was curious about the impact of the last pandemic on the residents of Newton. I decided utilize my experience […]

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   […]

Rent Your 2nd house in MA to my friend for 2-3 weeks?!

Newton House Tour May 22 Offers Inside Look at Remarkable Properties

My amazing babysitter, now grown up with two kids, is looking to rent a house in MA for a few weeks. She just had her second child (baby girl) and they are freaked out because they live in an elevator building in South Boston. They are looking to rent a house anywhere in MA (anyone’s 2nd […]

Online Portal for Personal Protective Equipment & Volunteers to Support COVID-19 Outbreak

Online Portal for Personal Protective Equipment & Volunteers to Support COVID-19 Outbreak

Online Portal for Personal Protective Equipment & Volunteers to Support COVID-19 Outbreak Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced an online portal where individuals and companies can easily donate or sell personal protective equipment (PPE) and volunteer to support the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts. This effort will ensure that front line responders get the protective equipment they […]

Local Markets with Easy Curbside Pick Up

Baza Gourmet Food & Spirits in Newton

Want to share that Russian store BazaAr (there is one in Allston, Baza in Newton off Needham St, and one in Framingham) now offer doing orders by email or phone (they don’t have a platform to order online), then they pack you order and you can pick it up at curbside from a masked gloved […]

Dawn Davis Yoga Classes Go Virtual and her free classes online

Dawn Davis Yoga

From Dawn Davis: I was initially intimidated by Zoom. But, it is actually more accessible than I thought it would be. There are many beautiful aspects of the virtual yoga at home, including that you get to practice in your pajamas (!), and other family members can join in. Furthermore, we are donating 10% of […]

Artemis Yoga Offers 2 Free Yoga Classes Weekly via Zoom

Artemis Yoga

Yoga is good for so many reasons and the feedback this week has been wonderful. I realize that not everyone may be able to afford an online class right now and so we are offering two complimentary classes a week, free of charge. Please let others know about what our community is doing during this […]