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Week in Review: Emmy Award, Graduation, Pike Snarl, Health Currency, Anne Frank's Tree

A look back at some of the top headlines in Newton over the past week.


The shooting of a bear that climbed a tree near Washington Street raised plenty of debate among residents.

NewTV Brings Home Another Emmy Award
Congrats to "The Folklorist" on another Emmy win.

Newton-Based Company Unites City in Pursuing Healthy Habits
Wellcoin officially launched and Newton became an offical model cty for the new health currency company.

UPDATE: Pike Westbound Reopens Following 8-Vehicle Crash
A jackknifed tractor-trailer and seven other vehicles created quite the traffic snarl on the Pike this week. The injuries and property damage were minor.

Newton Girl Brings Piece of Anne Frank's Tree to Boston
A Newton teen petitioned for and received one of 10 sapling offsprings from the tree that Anne Frank wrote about in her famous diary. A ceremony this week saw the tree planted on Boston Common.

The Class of 2013 Graduates
Newton North held its ceremony on Wednesday outdoors, while Newton South headed into the field house on Thursday for its ceremony.

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