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Newton struggles to keep villages vibrant

Newton’s 13 villages, some dating back nearly three centuries, are a source of pride for local residents.

Each is distinctive, from Auburndale with its cozy row of local shops and unassuming restaurants overlooking the Massachusetts Turnpike, to Nonantum with its red-, green-, and white-striped streets and a bakery stocked with cannoli and sfogliatelles, to Newton Centre with its boutiques and busy train station.

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