Friday, May 24, 2013
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment. Pro tip: Gas up early this week to save money.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven…
What's open on the housing market this weekend? Share your local open houses with Newton Patch readers.
Check out this weekend's open houses by flipping through the photos to the right. The details for each home are included the captions. Did we miss an open house? We're hoping our readers and real estate agents can fill us in on any open houses happening in town. If you know of one, or a few, let us know. Here's how: Thanks for contributing!
Thursday, May 23, 2013
One of the top-performing publicly traded companies in the region, according to the Boston Globe's annual rankings, is coming to Newton.
Belmont Savings Bank was named the Boston Globe’s annual rankings of the 100 top-performing publicly traded companies headquartered in Massachusetts in the Sunday Boston Globe, and online. The bank plans to open its first Newton branch inside the Newtownville Shaw's on Aug. 6. This is the first time the bank has been on the Globe 100 -- it came in at number 65. The 25th annual Globe 100 ranking was developed based on how well companies increased sales, profits, and returns for shareholders in 2012. “This is a tremendous accomplishment for Belmont Savings Bank that would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of all our employees. Our strategy of combining the same technology and services of the big banks with the …
The opening of the Chestnut Hill location will be delayed.
It appears Newton will have to wait a bit longer to scratch the Wegmans shopping itch. A spokeswoman for the grocery chain said that the opening of its Chestnut Hill store has been delayed until spring 2014, though the original timeline anticipated an opening in fall 2013. "Some construction delays and demands of other projects that we're building forced us to move it back just a little," said Jo Natale, director of media relations for Wegmans. She said a typical pace of opening is two to three stores per year. Natale said that work on the Chestnut Hill location is going well and that the developer has delivered the store's shell to Wegmans. The grocery chain designs and constructs its stores individually, Natale explained, adding that …
Check out a list of properties recently put on the market in Newton, Mass.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
See what properties sold in Newton from May 15-May 20, and share your own recent home sales.
50-52 Washington St. (multi-family) List Price: $895,000 Sold Price: $860,000 Sold Date: May 21, 2013 Living Area: 3,272 sq. ft. Rooms: 14 Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 full 201 Suffolk Road (single-family) List Price: $2,400,000 Sold Price: $2,475,000 Sold Date: May 17, 2013 Living Area: 4,054 sq. ft. Rooms: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 3 full, 2 half 287 Langley Road #26 (condo) List Price: $1,250,000 Sold Price: $1,235,000 Sold Date: May 17, 2013 Living Area: 3,393 sq. ft. Rooms: 9 Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3 full, 1 half 54 Clements Road (single-family) List Price: $1,635,000 Sold Price: $1,610,000 Sold Date: May 17, 2013 Living Area: 4,139 sq. ft. Rooms: 13 Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 3 full, 1 half 153 Walnut St. (multi-family) List Price: $969,000 …
The award is given by the Commission on Cancer.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Through customer donations, and a company donation, Dunkin' Donuts has donated more than $467K to One Fund Boston.
Dunkin' Donuts customers across New England donated more than $467,000 to the One Fund Boston. While getting their cup of joe or donuts, customers deposited money at registers at more than 2,000 Dunkin' Donuts franchises, including locations in Newton, in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York and Maine, according to the Dunkin' Donuts' website. "I am so grateful to our franchisees, employees and guests who came together to support The One Fund Boston," wrote Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin' Donuts. "In addition, Dunkin’ Brands and The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation together donated an additional $200,000 to the The One Fund Boston." During a week-long collection, the Canton-based company was …
The state's Restaurant and Business Alliance said there was "no sign of opposition" at a hearing last week.
The Joint Committee on Revenue in the Massachusetts legislature held a hearing last week on the notion of a potential meals tax holiday for August and one supporting group liking its chances. According to the state's Restaurant and Business Alliance (R.A.B.A), the hearing held Tuesday, May 14, for the Meals Tax Holiday Bill saw "no sign of opposition" to the measure. Twelve legislators have signed on to the bill primarily sponsored by Rep. Keiko Orrall of Lakeville and Sen. Michael O. Moore of Millbury. If passed, the legislation would go into effect from Sunday, Aug. 11 through Thursday, Aug. 15. "We should offer a Meals Tax Holiday to benefit employees and small local business owners inside Massachusetts to help stimulate the economy," …
Monday, May 20, 2013
A roundup of jobs listings in Newton.
Looking for a new job in Newton, or nearby? We've selected a few openings to highlight below. For a full list of job openings in the area, click the link to go to our Career Builder job search tool. See a full list of job openings for Newton and surrounding areas by clicking here.