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The Week's Top Stories: Class Sizes, Playoffs, New Retail and a New Restaurant

Newton Patch's most-read stories this week.

  • The Appeals Court backed a decision that prohibits Newton landowners with two small lots to build a second home.
  • Newton is celebrating world cultures with its new heritage festival series.
  • Another Newton resident has announced his candidacy for governor.
  • While Newton class sizes are down slightly this year, School Committee members are still urging residents to support the override in order to keep the class sizes stable.
  • Three new "fashion forward" stores are coming to the Mall at Chestnut Hill
  • Check out the construction progress at F.A. Day Middle School.
  • Allan Ciccone Sr. is running for the Ward 1 alderman seat.
  • The new Walnut Grille opened in Newton Highlands this week.
  • There have been a number of big playoff games this week, including a big win for Newton South on Wednesday.
  • Newton Police arrested a woman Thursday after they found her passed out behind the wheel of her car with a child in the vehicle.  

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