August 02, 2012
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Nonantum hosts the St. Mary of Carmen Festival.
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A public clock in Nonantum.
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West Newton has a destination venue for filmgoers.
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Jacek and Mikaela Pratt (with their dog, Sam) enjoyed ice cream at the Coney Island Cafe in West Newton last fall.
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Patrons relaxed at the Deluxe Station Diner, set up in the formerMBTA station in Newton Centre, last fall.
The Breadsong Bakery in Auburndale.
An old mill dam in Newton Lower Falls, seen in 1970.
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A pedestrian passed the still-vacant Bakers’ Best storefront inNewton Highlands recently.
The Bakers’ Best restaurant was bustling in 2002, but itsNewton Highlands space has been empty since December.
Oksana Pan, the owner of Deja Vu, a consignment shop in Newton Highlands.
Pan and other store owners said they noticed a drop in walk-in traffic in the village since a popular restaurant closed last winter.
Owner John Fortin of Rox Diner in Newtonville.