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Arts & Entertainment

Nine Awesome Urban Hikes around Boston

As city dwellers continue to search for ways to get outside close to home amid the disruptions of the pandemic, an emerging idea has taken […]

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Home & Property

On the Market: An Enchanting Newton Home with a Tiled Solarium

60 Hull Rd., Newton Price: $2,150,000 Size: 3,884 square feet Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half Arts and Craft style homes may date back […]

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On the Market: A Newly Constructed Home in Newton with a Minimalist Design

180 Allen Ave., Newton Price: $4,489,000 Size: 6,754 square feet Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6 full, 2 partial In a world where everything from Christmas presents […]

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On the Market: A Condo in a Former Church in Newton

515 Centre St. #5, Newton Price: $1,500,000 Size: 2,654 square feet Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 partial Historic homes sometimes run the risk of […]

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This Modern Home Offers a Playful Twist on Colonial-Era Homesteads

Colleen and Mike Shafer aren’t golfers. But when the couple saw a unique West Newton Hill property overlooking Brae Burn Country Club’s sprawling golf course […]

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On the Market: A Colonial Mansion Overlooking Chestnut Hill

85 Commonwealth Ave., Newton Price: $1,995,000 Size: 4,661 square feet Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 4 full, 3 half Nothing hits the spot like a little peace […]

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On the Market: A Sprawling Newton Estate with a Secret Underground Passage

301 Waverly Avenue, Newton Price: $9,500,000 Size: 12,437 square feet Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 8 full, 3 partial The Hopewell House in Newton looks impressive enough […]

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On the Market: A Lakeside Newton Home with Kayak Access Right in the Backyard

12 Lake Terrace, Newton Price: $5,490,000 Size: 5,400 square feet Bedrooms: 6 Baths: 4.5 At a certain point in the winter, the only thing getting […]

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Designer Andrea Birkerts Turned This Drab Walk-in into an Elegant Closet

The Problem After years of rummaging through their uninspired walk-in closet—a 200-square-foot space with a wall partitioning his-and-hers areas—for work attire, athletic clothing, and casual […]

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On the Market: A Stately, Sprawling Victorian Townhouse in Newton

53 Vista Ave. Unit A and B, Newton Price: $2,450,000 Size: 3,707 square feet Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 3.5 Been finding this latest chapter of the […]

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A Practical, Homey Kitchen in Newton

For two avid cooks in Newton, a kitchen outfitted with Corian countertops, cheap cabinetry, and a misplaced laundry area was anything but ideal. So the […]

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A Globetrotting Newton Family Finds Inspiration for Their Dream Home

When it came time to build their dream home, a boisterous Newton family of five took cues from places they’d stayed during their travels. They […]

Home & Property

On the Market: A Grand Newton Residence with a Musical Entryway

43 Gray Cliff Road, Newton Price: $4,995,000 Size: 6,154 square feet Bedrooms: 8 Baths: 2.5 Walking into the grand front foyer of this home, it […]


Should Your Kid Be Taking Russian Math?

On a January afternoon at the Russian School of Mathematics headquarters, a 6,500-square-foot bilevel brick building in a Newton corporate office park, Inessa Rifkin leads […]


The Founders of Boston’s Beer Mobile Will Open a West Newton Wine Bar in February

UPDATE, February 24, 10 a.m.: Flora’s Wine Bar officially opens on Friday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. PREVIOUSLY: For the past couple of years, Andrew […]