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The Week's Top Stories: Robberies, a Restaurant Closes and Newton Loses an Alderman

The top headlines in Newton from the last seven days.

  • The Walgreens on Washington Street was robbed by a man with a knife Sunday night
  • Newton has seen an increase in large-capacity gun permits in the last five years. 
  • Newton celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. this week with a community gathering at Temple Beth Avodah.
  • More details have been released in the Newton Police egging incident that happened late last year.
  • The Newton Board of Aldermen agreed this week to extend the trial snow shoveling ordinance
  • Several members of the Board of Aldermen voted against the Newton Police Chief Search Committee because of the lack of women on the committee.
  • Sad news to report this week: Newton Ward 1 Alderman-at-Large passed away on Thursday at the age of 88. You can leave a memory of Alderman Merrill here or flip through a Patch photo gallery of Alderman Merrill. Funeral services will be held early this week
  • Take a look at the construction going on at the new Sports Club/LA and The Street in Chestnut Hill. 
  • A Newton woman crashed her car into the Waban Shoe Repair shop Thursday morning.
  • An armed suspect robbed a woman near the Chestnut Hill T stop Thursday night.
  • A Newton resident allegedly stole thousands from an elderly Waltham woman.
  • Charley's in Chestnut Hill closed its doors this week.

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