The Week's Top Stories: New Modulars; Drug Ring Bust; Newton Editor Says Goodbye

Miss a few headlines this week? Catch up on your Newton news.

  • After the Newton School Committee gave the OK for four modular classrooms at Mason-Rice Elementary, the full Board of Aldermen approved funding for a total of 10 modular classrooms that will be added to elementary schools across the district.
  • A Yogurtland and Greater Boston Running Company are coming to Newton Centre.
  • The fiscal 2014 water/sewer rates were presented this week. See how they will affect your bill.
  • The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Spring Seasonings event this week.
  • Charles River Canoe and Kayak lost its bid to operate at the Newton boathouse.
  • Newton celebrated the grand opening of the new Veterans Service Center.
  • Newton Patch Local Editor Melanie Graham left Patch this week. Her last day was Friday, May 10. Read her goodbye column here.
  • Aly Raisman has made it to the Dancing with the Stars semifinals.
  • Mayor Setti Warren recently made an appearance in Times Square.
  • We updated who has pulled papers for the Newton municipal election.
  • News surfaced this week that Newton family friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev urged him to turn himself in.
  • Two Newton men were arrested in a major drug ring bust.


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