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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 […]

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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 […]

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Newton to Boston College: Give Us Our Woods Back

This story has been updated. Bad news, Boston College: With clear disregard for the lyrics of your fight song, the mayor of Newton says the […]

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There’s a 6-8 Foot Burmese Python on the Loose in Newton

A Burmese python has flown the coop in Newton, and now police are urging residents to be cautious, and keep their eyes peeled. The department […]

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Newton Man among Those Injured in New York City Attack

A Newton man sustained serious, non-life threating injuries during the Tuesday truck attack in New York City that officials are calling an act of terror. […]

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Newton Officers Are Not among Those Headed to Puerto Rico

For days, Newton Mayor Setti Warren denounced Gov. Charlie Baker’s response to Hurricane Maria, but when it came time for police forces in Massachusetts to head for […]

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A Lakeside Beauty in Newton

For one homeowner, renovating a lake house in Newton meant preserving its rich history.