• Story Starters Newton MA

    Story Starters Winter 2024 Registration is now Open!

    Story Starters Winter 2024 Registration is now open through January 19! Meet author Kaija Langley at our program kickoff! Our eight-week Family Conversations Program is designed for parents who want to start and strengthen conversations about race with their young children. Join our Winter 2024 Cohort and be the first to receive our brand new book bundles, […]

  • 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 […]

  • russo's to close this fall

    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 […]

  • Changing the Game by Mia Wenjen Asian Female Athletes

    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  

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!

Mount Auburn cemetery

Mt. Auburn Cemetery Open Again

They  are open for noon to 7 PM No dogs or bicycles.  They do have a bike rack.  Great place for birding. As of June 1, 2020 the Cemetery grounds are open to all visitors 12 – 7 pm every day. We ask all visitors to respect our rules and preserve the sanctity of the Cemetery. […]

$5000 Prize: 28 Austin Mural Competition

$5000 Prize: 28 Austin Mural Competition

Austin Street Partners recently transformed a neglected municipal parking lot into new mixed-income housing and a new public plaza at 28 Austin Street in Newtonville, MA. Austin Street Partners now invites experienced mural and street artists to submit designs by August 1, 2020 for a mural to be painted on the brick wall facing the plaza. The winning artist must complete the painting of the […]

ewton Police Stopped University Athletic Director At Gunpoint Days Before George Floyd's Killing

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, […]

Ethnicity Make Up in Newton MA 2010

Ethnicity Make Up in Newton MA 2010

From Newton Patch: Many cities and towns are a mix of culture and ethnic background among its residents, but some more diverse than others. According to the latest Census statistics available (which is 2010), Newton’s population made up of: 82.3% white 2.5% African American 0.1% American Indian and Alaska native 11.5% Asian 0% Hawaiian 2.4% […]

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller at Newton George Floyd Protest

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 […]

Newtonville Books Reading Challenge

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 […]


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 […]

zoom bombing racist NSHS

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 […]

Hipstitch cloth face masks

Where to Buy Masks Locally

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   […]

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