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The Week's Top Stories: Blizzard Cleanup, Road Rage and a Big Basketball Moment

Newton's most-read stories from the last seven days.

  • Ward 1 Alderman Scott Lennon announced at the start of the week his plans to seek a Ward 1 Alderman-at-Large seat in the upcoming municipal election. 
  • Newton had a lot of cleaning up to do after the Blizzard of 2013. Find out more about where the snow is dumped
  • The city received more than 800 service requests related to the blizzard. Did you make a request? What was your experience like?
  • There was quite a bit of discussion on the site this week on whether it was the right call to close Newton schools Monday and how the city did with its cleanup after the blizzard
  • How much snow did Newton get? Quite a bit.
  • We heard some local reaction to the Pope's resignation.
  • Three people were arrested Tuesday after they allegedly tried to break into a Langley Road home.
  • Governor Patrick nominated Newton resident Gloria Tan for a Middlesex County Juvenile Court judgeship. Tan is the wife of Ward 6 Alderman-at-Large Greg Schwartz. 
  • A driver managed to talk down and wrestle an armed driver to the ground Thursday afternoon in an apparent road rage incident on Dedham Street.
  • Williams Elementary school has a new principal
  • It was a big night at Newton North's Reggie Gym Thursday when special needs student Ryan Gallagher sunk a 3-point shot during a senior night basketball game.
  • Several Newton Highlands homes were flooded Saturday morning after a plow hit a fire hydrant on Route 9

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