Week in Review: Court Cases, Post Office News and Holiday Happenings
Miss a few headlines this week in Newton? Catch up on your local news with our Week in Review.
- This week started out with a heartwarming story about a local family whose dog miraculously recovered after being run over by a car.
- A trial date has been set for Evan Hoffman, a Waban man who is accused of motor vehicle homicide.
- The Newton Board of Aldermen bid farewell to three outgoing members Monday night; Ward 6 Alderman-at-Large Charlie Shapiro, Ward 7 Alderman-at-Large Sydra Schnipper and Ward 8 Alderman-at-Large John Freedman all had an opportunity to address the board.
- The board also approved design plans and some design costs for the proposed project at F.A. Day Middle School.
- Hanukkah started Tuesday and members from the Chabad of Newton Centre held a celebration at the Newton Centre Green and lit the first light on the menorah. Meanwhile, members of the Chabad at Chestnut Hill held a similar celebration and menorah lighting at the Mall at Chestnut Hill.
- A suspect robbed the Bank of America on Boylston Street in Newton Tuesday afternoon and made off with an unknown amount of cash. Police released the suspect's photo and is asking the public for help in finding him.
- Have you seen the new historic district signs in Auburndale? Newton Patch's Then & Now writer featured the new signs in this week's column.
- We featured the fourth installment of our Newton Holiday Gift Guide 2011 this week, with gift ideas for families and pets. You can check out all four installments of our gift guide here.
- The U.S. Postal Service announced this week that it is delaying its decisions on post office closures until May. However, the deadlines for public comment are still in effect!
- The defense lawyers for a Newton teen charged with murder are trying to suppress statements made by the teen to police officers. Benjamin Peirce, 18, is charged with murder in relation to the shooting death of a Waltham man.
- Local news outlets reported this week that Oak Hill Middle School parents received a letter asking students to not wear "celebratory clothing" from other students' birthday parties or bar mitzvahs. Vote in our poll and tell us what you think!
- Another local Democrat, Jules Levine, threw his hat into the Fourth Congressional District race this week.
- Patch featured a story this week on a Newton man who tenants say is not giving back security deposits they are owed.