Check Out These Sneakers From Newton-Based Topo

In the sneaker market, companies spend millions of dollars on advertising in order to stand out from the crowded field. But Newton-based Topo Athletic is […]


Michelle Obama Celebrates Newton’s Efforts to Reduce Childhood Obesity

While you spent your afternoon at work on Wednesday, Newton Mayor Setti Warren was doing something a little bit more exciting: meeting with First Lady […]

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Newton Resident Launches Kickstarter to Tap Into the Beer-making Market

When Donovan Bailey was 18-years-old he taught himself how to make his own beer, since he wasn’t of legal age and couldn’t go to the […]

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Police Shoot and Kill Bear Hanging From a Tree in Newton

Putting down a bear the same week that the Bruins are battling it out for a chance to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals might […]


Restaurant Review: Sycamore in Newton Centre

A little restraint is all that this Newton Centre restaurant needs to become this critic’s next great love.

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Newton Woman Tells Off Caller After Realizing Hostage Situation a Fake

Fake Hostage Calls Are a Thing. Shobha Menon, of Newton, received a call claiming that her husband was being held hostage—and that she should wire money […]

New Restaurant: Waban Kitchen in Newton

Chef Jeffrey Fournier introduces another buzzy bistro to the suburbs.


Man Food: The Oyster Po' Boy at Po Boy's in Newton

All photos by Katie Barszcz At the newly-opened Po Boy’s in Newton, the cramped space boasts a little nod to the South. The walls are busily […]


Restaurant Review: Farmstead Table in Newton Centre

It’s all about the fresh and local at this homespun Newton Centre spot.

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Newton Is Hot for Rich Singles?

Money magazine has Newtonians scratching their heads with their recent findings that the Boston suburb is a hotbed for rich singles. Citing the town’s single […]

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Boaters in Newton, Waltham, Weston Warned of Toxic Blue-Green Algae in Charles

“We haven’t seen a bloom like this in this section of the river before,” Kate Bowditch, the association’s director of projects, said in a news […]

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Cambridge-Newton-Framingham Ranks Most Peaceful Metropolitan Area in U.S.

The Institute for Economics & Peace, which releases the 2012 U.S. Peace Index each year for states and metropolitan areas, defines peace as the “absence […]

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Newton Ignores Fact That Most Of Its Residents Generally Do Well For Themselves And Joins The Occupy Movement Anyway

Newton Ignores Fact That Most Of Its Residents Generally Do Well For Themselves And Joins The Occupy Movement Anyway. It’s about 40-50 people strong. [ […]


Restaurant Review: Lumière in Newton

After 11 years, Michael Leviton’s Newton bistro still feels fresh — and has far better focus.

The Lessons of Newton North

In leafy Newton, the townsfolk have long been infected by a particularly potent strain of education lust. But now, with a $200 million high school tearing the city apart, it’s more than merely a reputation for great education that’s at stake. It’s the future of Newton as we know it.