• Please support the Newton Food Pantry

    Newton Food Pantry Volunteers Needed!

    Are you looking for a volunteer experience that allows you to give back to your community?  The Newton Food Pantry is looking for volunteers.  Volunteers are especially needed for Wednesdays starting in September – our food distribution days. This is a great volunteer opportunity for older kids – feel free to sign up along with your Middle […]

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    Russo’s to Close this Fall

    To Our Devoted and Loyal Customers,⁣ ⁣ After more than 70 years working for the family business, Tony Russo is retiring. ⁣ ⁣ Our business will close this fall.⁣ ⁣ It has been Tony’s privilege to serve our many wholesale and retail customers for seven decades.⁣ ⁣ Our business began as a small farm in […]

  • Amy Mah Sangiolo

    Meet Amy Mah Sangiolo: Newton Candidate for Mayor

    I was part of a Zoom Meet and Greet and clipped Amy Mah Sangiolo by topic.   Newton Public School Reopening Did you know that Newton Public High Schools have slipped by 20 spots in the rankings since Ruthanne Fuller became mayor? We are no longer in the Top 20 ranking. Newton School District: #58 […]

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    Changing the Game Kickstarter Project!

    I wanted to let you all know about my Kickstarter project that I am launching in two weeks. Changing the Game: Asian Pacific American Female Athletes by Mia Wenjen Everyone deserves to see themselves in the pages of a book. Now, Mia Wenjen brings the accomplishments of Asian Pacific American female athletes to life with […]

  • St. Mary's Episcopal Church

    Donate to St. Mary’s Winter Clothes Drive in Newton

    Winter Clothes Drive: St. Mary’s is conducting a winter clothes drive this coming Saturday, December 5, from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. in the church driveway. We are collecting gently used or new winter items such as: Clothing (including hats, gloves, mittens, scarfs) Sleeping bags Blankets Disposable handwarmers These donations will be given to: Common Cathedral (serving Boston’s […]

  • Nominate Nonantum Boxing Club for Newton's Best Business of the Year

    Nominate Nonantum Boxing Club for Newton’s Best Business of the Year

    Newton Patch asks Which Newton Business Is Best Of The Year? Nominate Your Favorite! Please nominate Nonantum Boxing Club here. Here’s my nomination: I have boxed at Nonantum Boxing Club for nearly nine years and it is a wonderful place that supports the community, especially those in need. From a boxing perspective, Marc Gargaro, one […]

  • 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, […]

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!

Well Known Actors that Lived in Newton, MA

Matt Damon, Bette Davis, Matt LeBlanc, Amy Poehler, John Krasinski and pal B. J. Novak, Jack Lemmon, Leonard Nimoy, Christopher Lloyd and more, all spent time living in Newton, Massachusetts. Many were even born and raised here. Who knew?! Did I leave anyone out? Please help me out if I forgot someone! Thanks!

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The Freedman Center for Child and Family Development (formerly Warmlines): A Great Resource for Parents

The Richard I. and Joan L. Freedman Center for Child and Family Development (formerly Warmlines) was established at The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) to help connect children and families with appropriate information, providers, resources, and one another to serve their mental health and wellness needs. Are you familiar with their great programs for families including playgroups, adult/child music classes, parent support groups, and parenting classes? Check them out!

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Vinyasa Slow Flow Class at L’Aroma Cafe with Bea Abascal of Hola Yoga

Bea Abascal is offering a slow flow unheated Vinyasa yoga class at L’Aroma Cafe and Bakery in West Newton on Mondays at 9:30 that will focus on alignment, breath and core. Perfect for those who want an intimate and relaxed setting to practice yoga. Beginners welcomed and those with experience also will be challenged. And after yoga, enjoy an espresso downstairs!

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Best Books About Newton, MA That Make Great Gifts!

Old Newton North High School is officially demolished, but fond memories are preserved thanks to the gorgeous images taken by photographer Sharon Schindler. This coffee table book makes a great gift to any Newton North graduate, young or old. To see more images from the book or to purchase a copy, please click on the image of book.

2011 Babe Ruth Baseball 14-Year-Old World Series: Newton Makes Final Four! I Love Newton MA

2011 Babe Ruth Baseball 14-Year-Old World Series: Newton Makes Final Four!

2011 Babe Ruth Baseball 14-Year-Old World Series: Newton Makes Final Four!

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FREE Parenting Seminar at MGH. Current Issues in Youth Sports: Raising Children in a Competitive World.

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is sponsoring a Family Education Series which is free to the public. The first offering is entitled Current Issues in Youth Sports: Raising Children in a Competitive World.

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A Lot Going on at Newton Wellesley Hospital: Free Prostate Cancer Screening, Free Diabetes Event, HopeWalks and More!

We are lucky to have a first class hospital in our midst. Newton Wellesley Hospital is part of Partners Healthcare System which includes Mass General Hospital, MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Brigham and Women’s Hospital which are all world class hospitals. Newton Wellesley Hospital also offers FREE services including Prostate Cancer Screen, Diabetes Education, flu clinics and more. They are a stalwart supporter of HopeWalks and will be walking in our neighborhoods for this great event.

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Summer Bounty at Newton Farmers’ Market

We are lucky that in Newton we have two Farmer’s Markets every week which means you can almost bypass the grocery store! The Cold Spring Park Farmer’s Market is larger but the parking is more difficult. I like to zip in and out of the American Legion Post Farmer’s Market on Fridays to carry me through the weekend. And be sure to check out Capability:Mom’s post on her favorite stops at the Farmer’s Market. I always discover great stuff by reading her blog!

Newton Libraries: Main & 2 Branches Run by Volunteers

The Newton Free Library, located at 330 Homer Street (across the street from City Hall). It has (among other things) museum passes, a great audio/visual department, a wonderful children’s room, great gallery space, a good-sized auditorium, and, of course, books.

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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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