The Week's Top Stories: New Restaurants, Special Election Debate and the Override Discussion

Miss a few headlines this week? Catch up with Newton Patch's most-read stores.

  • The city is officially seeking proposals for a mixed-use development on the Austin Street lot
  • When is the new 2ovens restaurant opening in Newton? We have the latest.
  • The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors endorsed Mayor Setti Warren's proposed $11.4 million override.
  • Newton students earned more than 80 awards in this year's Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
  • The Newton Board of Aldermen decided this week to turn down the Election Commission's request to forego a special election for the vacant Ward 1 Alderman-at-Large seat. Now, the board will consider whether to "piggyback" the special election with the June 25 Senate special election. 
  • The Newton South boys' hockey team came close to its first playoff bid in 17 years. Unfortunately, the Lions lost their game on Friday against Lowell. 
  • One year after he passed away, Franco Garcia was remembered with a memorial service and dedication on Friday.
  • Two new restaurants are coming to the Mall at Chestnut Hill this summer.
  • For the second time in a week, Newton Police are reporting an apparent road rage incident that resulted in one driver pulling out a gun.
  • A Newton chef has been named as a James Beard Award semifinalist.
  • Pinkberry is opening soon in Chestnut Hill.


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