Week in Review: Re-Election Kick-Off, Teens Arrested and Chatting with the Governor

A roundup of headlines in Newton from the last seven days.

  • The city recently received a FDA grant to help improve food safety in Newton restaurants and grocery stores. 
  • A Roxbury man was found guilty in a Waltham murder trial that also involves two Newton men, who are still awaiting trial.
  • A Newton man was in court this week on charges tied to a home invasion on Falmouth Road earlier this month.
  • Gov. Deval Patrick, former Gov. Michael Dukakis, Treasurer Steve Grossman and a number of Newton officials helped Mayor Setti Warren kick off his re-election campaign Monday night
  • A new restaurant concept from Bertucci's, , pending approval from the Newton Board of Aldermen. 
  • A former Newton Police secretary was arraigned on larceny charges Monday. The secretary is in the middle of a police department shake-up that could end in the firing of Newton Police Chief Matthew Cummings. 
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  • A Newton North student was rewarded Tuesday for finding a wallet and returning it to the owner. 
  • A development in Cleveland Circle is proving to be unpopular with neighbors in the area.
  • A Boston man was indicted Wednesday for a number of thefts in local cities and towns, including Newton. 
  • The State Supreme Court sided with Newton's Temple Emanuel and recently dismissed an age discrimination case. 
  • F.A. Day Middle School lost power last week after a transformer was damaged during sprinkler installation. Fortunately, things were back up and running for school on Thursday. 
  • Four Newton teens were arrested in Newton Centre Wednesday night after one of the teens was spotted with a handgun on a Green Line train. Those teens are now facing drug and weapons charges.
  • Did you catch the live chat with Gov. Deval Patrick? Topics included T funding, high-speed tolls and more. 
  • How did Newton North and Newton South do on the 2012 SATs? .
  • The Romney/Ryan campaign was in Chestnut Hill Friday raising money.
  • Fourth Congressional District candidates Sean Bielat and Joe Kennedy III faced off in their first debate this week
  • Newton Police arrested two Boston men Friday after a housebreak on Dedham Street


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