Week in Review: Officers Egging Houses, New School Safety and a Fatality on Rt. 128

The top headlines from the last seven days in Newton.

  • A pedestrian was struck in Newton Highlands Monday night at the intersection of Walnut Street and Lincoln Street. The driver was later cited for hitting the pedestrian and for leaving the scene.
  • Meet Newton-Wellesley Hospital's first baby of 2013, born at 12:08 a.m. on Jan. 1.
  • Newton's 2012 home sales are up 15.6 percent from last year (through Nov. 2012).
  • A driver was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a rollover accident in Newton Wednesday morning. 
  • One of our most popular stories this week: how does Newton's tax rate compare to other communities?
  • A pedestrian was struck and killed on Route 128 in Newton early Thursday morning. According to State Police, the 18-year-old was trying to cross the highway and was hit twice by oncoming traffic. .
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  • Newton's new congressman, .
  • Did you know about Newton's new Po Boy sandwich shop? Patch sat down with the owners of the new eatery to get the scoop on the New Orleans-style sandwiches.
  • Former Newton Congressman Barney Frank reportedly told Gov. Deval Patrick he would like to serve as interim senator if Sen. John Kerry is appointed to Secretary of State.
  • Several Newton Police officers were allegedly caught egging a sergeant's house in Framingham last month.
  • The Newton Public Schools announced Friday afternoon its plans to install a buzzer and camera entry system at the district's elementary and middle schools


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