Sunday, May 19, 2013
Miss a few headlines this week? Catch up on your Newton news.
Some Facebook threats from a former Newton North student brought police officers to Newton North High School as a precaution and an apology from that former student. Newton in the Kitchen columnist Wendy Schapiro offered her "foodie farewell" column. Emily Norton officially annnounced her candidacy for a Ward Alderman for Ward 2. A Newton resident and Watertown Police officer told of his plans to run 200 miles to support a Boston Marathon bombing victim. Newton Patch received a new editor and a new community editor. Aly Raisman sealed her spot in the Dancing with the Stars finals. Newton Highlands welcomed a new up-scale salon to its Lincoln Street offerings. We updated you on the status of security updates at Newton's elementary and …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Miss a few headlines this week? Catch up on your Newton news.
After the Newton School Committee gave the OK for four modular classrooms at Mason-Rice Elementary, the full Board of Aldermen approved funding for a total of 10 modular classrooms that will be added to elementary schools across the district. A Yogurtland and Greater Boston Running Company are coming to Newton Centre. The fiscal 2014 water/sewer rates were presented this week. See how they will affect your bill. The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Spring Seasonings event this week. Charles River Canoe and Kayak lost its bid to operate at the Newton boathouse. Newton celebrated the grand opening of the new Veterans Service Center. Newton Patch Local Editor Melanie Graham left Patch this week. Her last day was Friday, …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Catch up on the latest Newton news.
An armed suspect robbed the Newton Centre Sunoco last Sunday. A Newton doctor shared his experience from the Boston Marathon finish line. Check out photos from this year's NewtonSERVES! There is still just one candidate for Newton's Ward 1 special election, and nomination papers are due this Tuesday, May 7. Several students were transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a METCO bus was involved in an accident on Route 9 in Newton. The State Fire Marshal's Office released the cause of a fatal fire that broke out in Newton on April 22. Newton was recently ranked as America's 7th highest-earning city. A dozen people pulled municipal election nomination papers the first day they were available, May 1. The special Senate primary was…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Catch up on your Newton news.
The coverage of the Marathon bombings continued on Newton Patch this week, including stories from the moving memorial service for slain MIT Officer Sean Collier. To see all of our Marathon-related stories, check out our story page. Newton-related Boston Marathon stories continue to come in: We heard from the Newton Police Department and how they helped in the search for the bombing suspect. Over at Boston College, one grad student paid special tribute to Boston during the London Marathon while another BC grad student continues to recover after she was seriously injured in the bombings. President Barack Obama recognized a Lasell College student for her volunteer work during the Marathon. Meanwhile, the memorial at the Johnny Kelley statue …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
While the Boston Marathon bombings were the focus this week, there were a few smaller, local stories that may have fallen through the cracks.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
What happened in Newton this week? Catch up on your local news.
Ward 6 resident Ruth Goldman announced this week she is running for School Committee. A puppy was recently stolen from a Newtonville pet store. The Boston Marathon will be passing through Newton tomorrow, here's a list of Newton road closures for Marathon Monday. The Newton School Committee approved the fiscal 2014, $187.7 million budget. Local Olympic hero Aly Raisman earned a top score in this week's Dancing with the Stars. How did Newton lawmakers vote on the $500 million transportation bill? Newton Police Chief Howard Mintz was officially sworn in on Wednesday. A former Newton teacher serving 45 years in federal prison on child porn charges will not face a state trial. The new Treat Cupcake Bar opened in Chestnut Hill this week. A …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Catch up on the top Newton headlines from the last seve days.
The Boston College condom controversy continued over Easter weekend and into the start of this week. Work was scheduled to begin this week on new security systems in Newton's elementary and middle schools. Newton's "undersized" lot debate may be heading for the Supreme Judicial Court. How did Aly Raisman do on her latest appearance on Dancing with the Stars? A fire sparked in the basement unit of a Lexington Street apartment building earlier this week. Maps put together by The Atlantic Cities show a "class divide" in the Newton and Boston area. A group of Newton North students are working to save lives halfway around the world. The Newton School Committee gave initial approval to the fiscal 2014 $187.7 million budget. A new Subway sandwich…
Sunday, March 31, 2013
What news did you miss this week in Newton? Here are the top stories from the last seven days.
The search continues for a missing Brown University student with ties to Newton. How much money does it take to raise a family in Newton? U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III answered reader questions in a live chat on Patch this week. Check out some of the topics he talked about. Newton home and condo sales were stagnant in February, it seems, likely due to low inventory of properties. Boston College administrators said they are considering punishment against a group of students who handed out condoms on campus. What do you think? Since the story broke, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU have stood behind the students. A man was arrested earlier this week for breaking in to the Newton Free Library and stealing money from cash registers. Shake Shack …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Catch up on all your Newton news.
Newton Fire crews rescued an injured hiker in Chestnut Hill last Sunday. Mayor Setti Warren announced his pick for the next Newton Police chief on Monday. Captain Howard Mintz, the department's current interim chief, was appointed chief. Local Olympian Aly Raisman made her debut on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" this week. See how she did. Newton Superintendent David Fleishman unveiled his $187.7M fiscal 2014 budget Monday night, one that will add more than 50 teaching positions. Newton Public Schools had another snow day on Tuesday. Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone announced this week he is stepping down early and will join a law firm. The Newton Board of Aldermen approved the date for the Ward 1 alderman-at-large special …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Miss a few headlines this week? Check out the most-read stories on Newton Patch.
Newton voters made their way to the polls on Tuesday and voted in support of the Mayor's $11.4 million override package. In a press conference Wednesday, Newton officials called the override vote "historic." For complete override coverage, check out our Newton override page. Mount Ida College announced this week it will undergo a major building and renovation project this summer. Newton Police released a sketch of the suspect in the March 6 library assault. The Chestnut Hill Shake Shack is reportedly opening next week. U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy will be doing a live chat on Patch on March 27. Get your questions ready! Newton firefighters quickly extinguished a couple of fires this week, including a kitchen fire on Oakdale Road and a porch fire…