Week in Review: Franco Found, Hammond Pond and Marathon Runners
Catch up on the week's news in Newton.
- Newton North teen and Newton Patch blogger/comic author Eli Bock announced his iPhone game Space Kiwi will be released to the Android Market sometime next month.
- A bad accident near the intersection of Route 9 and Parker Street closed Route 9 for some time Monday while crews handled the wreck.
- In case you missed the police log earlier this week, there were a few newsy items including a drunk driver and a landscaper who was shot in the leg with a BB gun.
- Newton Patch continued to feature a number of local runners participating in this year's Boston Marathon. Check out the profiles here.
- During Monday night's School Committee meeting, school administrators outlined an early plan to address the district's aging infrastructure and space needs. Superintendent David Fleishman also introduced the new principal at Zervas Elementary.
- Boston College celebrated their national hockey championship Tuesday afternoon with a parade and ceremony.
- Early Wednesday morning State Police crews responded to the Chestnut Hill Reservoir for reports of a body found in the water. A few hours later, that body was identified as missing Boston College student Franco Garcia.
- Friends and the Boston College community took to social media to react to the news about Garcia, who had been missing since Feb. 22.
- The next day, the Suffolk County District Attorney said an autopsy confirmed the body was the missing 21-year-old.
- A public meeting was held Wednesday night for the proposed Hammond Pond access plan. During the meeting, the DCR presented their final proposed plans for the project. Meanwhile, residents still expressed concerns that the pond's health is not addressed in the plan.
- Patch readers chose their favorite local sporting goods store in this week's Best Of/Readers' Choice Poll.
- A new Newton business, weBake.it, gives consumers the ability to order local artisan goodies and have them shipped to far-away friends or relatives. Check out our profile on the new business and its owners.
- Is Christina's in Newton Highlands closing? Not so fast!
- If you're planning to be in Newton for the Boston Marathon, make sure you check out this list of road closures and MBTA changes. You can tune in to Newton Patch all day Monday for complete marathon coverage!
- In other marathon news, the BAA issued a heat warning for tomorrow's race and is offering deferment to the 2013 race for official runners.