Week in Review: New Restaurants, State Primary Election and School Starts
Catch up on the top headlines from the last week in Newton.
- A new Newton Centre pub, Terry O'Reilly's, recently opened for business.
- Tuesday marked the first day of school for Newton Public Schools.
- New England Development announced two new restaurants that will be going in to the future Chestnut Hill Square site on Route 9 in Newton.
- The Newton Free Library held a huge celebration this week where it unveiled its new self-guided tour for the library's permanent art collection.
- The aldermen approved permits this week allowing two local restaurants to expand. The board also honored the Newton North girls' outdoor track team.
- Historic Newton's Durant-Kenrick House received a big boost this week with a $200,000 grant.
- Jury selection started for a Waltham murder case that involves two Newton teens. The trial, though, is only for their co-defendant out of Roxbury.
- Tuesday was state primary election day. Sean Bielat and Joe Kennedy topped their primary opponents to face off in November for the Fourth District seat.
- In the District Three Governor's Council race, incumbent Marilyn Devaney got a push from Waltham and Watertown voters to run again in the November election.
- Somerville lawyer Maria Curtatone beat out five other challengers, including a former Newton mayor, to take the South Middlesex Registry of Deeds seat.
- Check out what Newton restaurants have opened, closed or transitioned over the last six months -- including some news about newer restaurants in the city.
- Police say a man faces assault charges after he allegedly hit a cyclist.
- The Newton and Waltham mayors placed a bet last week on who would win Saturday's football game, Newton North Tigers or Waltham Hawks.
- Mount Ida College recently celebrated its new turf field with an exciting victory.