Propping up an old house with whatever happens to be lying around.
Newton Upper Falls
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
A funeral for Stranahan will be held April 9 at noon at the Second Baptist Church in Newton Upper Falls.
John A. Stranahan, 83, of Marlborough, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013. Before moving to Marlborough, Stranahan lived in Newton Upper Falls for more than 45 years, according to his obituary. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Upper Falls for more than 50 years. Stranahan was born and raised in Brookline and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He earned a degree from the New England School of Art and worked as a Technical Illustrator for GTE in Needham for 25 years, his obituary read. Stranahan and his wife of 55 years, Phyllis, had five children together. Stranahan enjoyed classical music, playing piano, watercolor painting and cartooning, his obituary read. He also spent time learning about history and …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Just on the edge of the village center, on Oak Street, is a long closed barber shop that's mysteriously frozen in time.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Newton location will feature an open design with wider aisles, warm colors and brighter lighting, the company says.
UPDATED April 5, 4:30 p.m. According to an email from a Michaels spokesperson, the grand opening date for the Newton craft store has been pushed back to Sun., April 21. The grand opening celebration schedule will remain the same, only it will start on April 21 instead of April 14. Original story: Local crafters: Start your engines. Michaels Craft Store confirmed this week that it is opening up a new store at 201 Needham St. in Newton Upper Falls. The new store, which is located in one of the former Filene's Basement buildings, is set to open on Sunday, April 14, the company announced in a press release Wednesday. The new, 17,662-square-foot store will employ more than 60 people, the press release said. It will feature "an open …
Friday, March 15, 2013
The fire broke out at a Hale Street home Thursday evening.
Newton firefighters made quick work of a porch fire Thursday evening in Newton Upper Falls. Crews received a call just after 5:30 p.m. Thursday from a resident at 42 Hale St. who reported smelling smoke in the building. Engine 7 and Ladder 2 arrived on scene four minutes later to find a fire in the second floor walls of an enclosed, three-story porch, according to a press release from the Newton Fire Department. Firefighters opened the interior walls of the porch on both the second and third floors to find and extinguish the fire before it reached the attic, the press release said. There were no injuries reported and residents were able to stay in the home, as the fire was contained to the exterior porch. Fire investigators have …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A ribbon cutting was held on Monday, Nov. 19 at Hemlock Gorge for a recently rebuilt dike, which replaced a century-old structure.
Well, one could say it all started with a Barbie doll. "I want to acknowledge the person who really got this thing rolling...and I do of course mean, Barbie," Ward 5 Alderman-at-Large Brian Yates said during a ribbon cutting at Hemlock Gorge Monday afternoon. Yates acknowledged this gem sent around to local media outlets and blogs in the spring of 2011 by Upper Falls resident (and Newton Patch blogger) Jerry Reilly. The photo and news release talk about a brave Barbie doll who plugged up a hole in the leaky Hemlock Gorge Dike "From there, it just snowballed," Yates said with a smile. After seven months of construction, Newton, Needham and Department of Conservation and Recreation officials celebrated a newly reconstructed dike and …
Monday, August 27, 2012
According to police reports, the reporting party was sleeping on the couch when she saw the suspect walk into the house.
Newton Police and the department's K-9 unit searched part of Newton Upper Falls early Saturday morning after a woman on Chandler Place reported someone breaking into her home around 4:45 a.m. According to reports from the Newton Police Department, the reporting party was sleeping on the couch when she heard the front door open and saw someone with a flashlight walking into the home. Police said the suspect only stepped into the home briefly and was scared off when the woman started waking up on the couch. The suspect fled the home quickly and did not appear to take anything. When police arrived on scene, they found several footprints in the dew-covered grass around the house. The department's K-9 unit was called to the scene to search …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Following the successful village days in Nonantum, Newton Highlands and Waban, a couple of other Newton villages have planned celebrations.
You've seen them in Waban, Newton Highlands and Nonantum. Now, a village day celebration could be coming to a neighborhood near you. Both Newton Upper Falls and Newtonville will hold village days next month, with the Upper Falls Village Day on Sunday, Sept. 23 and Newtonville Village Day on Saturday, Sept. 29. The first Upper Falls Village Day will be held at the Emerson Community Center on Pettee Street. The all-day celebration will include tables with a number of vendors and community organizations as well as fun activities for the whole family. Newtonville's first village day will take place on Walnut Street in downtown Newtonville and will also include tables with local vendors, organizations as well as food and activities for the …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Did you make it to the annual Hemlock Gorge Reservation summer picnic and concert yesterday? Upload your photos below!
Each year, the Friends of Hemlock Gorge invite locals to bring their grills, pack a picnic dinner and enjoy the beauty of Hemlock Gorge Reservation at the summer picnic and concert. This year, the weather was perfect for the picnic. Classic rock cover band Broken Rose provided some feel-good tunes for the evening. Do you have photos from the picnic? Add them to the gallery by clicking the "upload photo and video" button above.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The incident happened late Thursday night.
A man was reportedly robbed at knifepoint late Thursday night near Echo Bridge in Newton Upper Falls. According to police reports, the victim came in to Newton Police Headquarters on Fri., August 3 to report the incident, which happened sometime between 11:30 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. on Thurs., August 2. The victim told police he was on his way to a friend's house when he came across two men at the intersection of High Street and Winter Street. One man pointed a six-inch knife at the victim and said, "don't run or scream." Meanwhile, a second man came from behind the victim and stole his cell phone and money out of his back pockets, reports said. After the robbery, the suspects fled in the direction of Echo Bridge, reports said. The victim …