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The Week's Top Stories: Senate Race News, Chestnut Hill Businesses and a Kitchen Fire

The most popular Newton news from the last seven days.

  • . City Sports is also closed temporarily as it moves to its new location next door. 
  • Newton Firefighters quickly extinguished a two-alarm fire on Freeman Street Monday. The fire reportedly caused , officials said. 
  • A date has been set for a special state primary and election for John Kerry's vacant senate seat. 
  • New legislation could change sentences for teenagers who are charged with first degree murder.
  • A man was arrested Sunday at one of Mayor Setti Warren's town hall meetings.
  • John Kerry has officially been confirmed as Secretary of State. 
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  • A group opposing Mayor Setti Warren's $11.4 million proposed override has joined the conversation. 
  • Gov. Deval Patrick officially named former Chief of Staff William "Mo" Cowan as the state's interim senator.
  • U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch has officially announced his candidacy for the vacant Senate seat.
  • How will Newton fill Alderman Carleton Merrill's Ward 1 at-large seat? Well, it may not be that easy.
  • Newton is home to one of the best places to work in America.
  • That famous groundhog made his prediction this weekend -- will Newton have more winter or an early spring?

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