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Newton Week in Review: A Taser Incident, School Projects Progress and Holiday Celebrations

The top headlines this week in Newton.

  • Newton Highlands held its first holiday stroll this week, complete with singing, holiday lights, special giveaways, goodies and more. 
  • Wondering why film crews were in West Newton recently?
  • Gov. Deval Patrick honored Newton Olympian Gevvie Stone at the State House this week. 
  • Newton native John Krasinski talked about his new film project in the latest issue of the Improper Bostonian.
  • Check out photos from the annual menorah lighting in Newton Centre.
  • The Newton School Committee moved forward with plans for seven new modular classrooms at four elementary schools. The committee also took another step in the Angier rebuilding project
  • Starting next year, Amazon.com will collect sales tax from Massachusetts residents
  • The State has fined NSTAR and other utility companies millions of dollars for their 2011 storm responses. 
  • The man behind alleged sex crime at a Wakefield day care pleaded not guilty to roughly 100 counts of child sex abuse Wednesday. 
  • at the Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua. A language barrier and confusion over Apple purchase policies may have been to blame. 
  • A Needham couple welcomed one of Newton-Wellesley's "12-12-12" babies Wednesday morning.
  • A suspicious man was reported near Bigelow Elementary School on Wednesday.
  • Horrific news came out of Newtown, Conn. Friday morning after a shooter reportedly walked into an elementary school and killed 26 people, including 20 children. Newton Superintendent David Fleishman said support will be available for students and staff on Monday

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