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All That Jazz Dance Studio is getting ready for their dance recital with hybrid clas

Outdoors or on Zoom, Newton’s dance students are back on stage

After a year of virtual and hybrid classes, Newton dance studios are preparing for a second round of recitals during the pandemic — for some dancers, last year was canceled completely, and this is the first chance at performing publicly since COVID-19.

Newton Community Farm will reopen to the public June 1.

Advice gardeners - from the experts at Newton Community Farm

Barney Keezell is known in his Newton Centre neighborhood for the pumpkins he grows in his hedge.

Some of the banners in WindowART’s first installation, displayed in the Trio development in Newton.

Newton Community Pride brings art to empty storefront windows

The pandemic has left some of the city’s storefronts vacant — but Newton Community Pride is working to fill the empty windows with local art.


Developer seeks to expand West Newton 40B plan

Mark Development, which secured approval for a mixed-use affordable housing project in West Newton last summer, is seeking Zoning Board of Appeals approval to add 64 additional apartments and more parking to the site.


Newton schools, CAPS Collaborative partner to continue Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program next year

Newton’s public schools will continue a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program next year after partnering with the Westminster-based CAPS Collaborative to oversee the effort.


Medford asks to prioritize bilingual applicants for 9 police jobs

The Medford Police Department is seeking state approval to prioritize bilingual applicants in hiring nine new officers.

Charlee goes to Weymouth High School with the school resource officer, Ryan Hamacher, as the district’s official community resource dog.

Charlee the community resource dog is a hit in Weymouth classrooms

Students attending Weymouth’s public schools in person this spring are getting to know a new member of the community: Charlee the dog.


Milton rejects using rainy day fund to add school positions

Milton Town Meeting voted against using $351,000 from the town’s Stabilization Fund — the so-called rainy day account — to add six positions in the public schools.