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    The Pumpkin Patch is OPEN at the United Parish of Auburndale!

    The Pumpkin Patch is OPEN at the United Parish of Auburndale! Modifications in place this year include contactless payment as well as spacing among pallets to enable browsing while social-distancing.  A casualty this year is the bake sale, unfortunately!  Please wear masks when visiting the Pumpkin Patch. Enjoy shopping locally for pumpkins and gourds of […]

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    Slammin’ Sunday Circuits this Sunday: 7/19, 9 am in Nonantum

    Slammin’ Sunday Circuits with Suzanne When: 9 am, Sunday, 7/19 Where: 417 Watertown St. (you can park on the street in front or, if you pull back to the parking area, park on the right side next to my white Chevy. Note, I have some new neighbors in the back unit, so they may have […]

  • Maruichi Japanese Food and Deli Supermarket in Brookline

    Maruichi Japanese Food and Deli Supermarket in Brookline

    I’m so excited about Maruichi Japanese Food and Deli Supermarket. There’s also a Ramen Shop inside, Brooklyn Ramen. They sell Brooklyn Ramen as DIY to go kits as well.    Maruichi Japanese Food and Deli Supermarket & Brooklyn Ramen  299 Harvard St Brookline, MA 02446  

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    Newton Police stopped Black Newton Parent at Gunpoint Minutes Away from His Home

    Dear Newton North Community, Thursday, I shared my concerns about recent student social media posts, and I am writing to follow up on that letter. As I mentioned, recent events have led us all to think more deeply about racism and how it manifests itself in society-at-large, and also here in Newton. The recent incident, […]

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    Where are the POC in the Newton Police Force?

    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 […]

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    Newtonville Books Will CLOSE if New Senior Center is Built

    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 […]

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    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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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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.

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Ethnicity Make Up In Newton

Newton is the rare Metro West Suburb of Boston with ethnic diversity! A great place to live!