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Barbara J. Erickson, ‘catalyst for the conservation movement,’ dies at 42

“She took a very legacy-laden organization that often took more time looking backwards than it did looking forward and she dared it to become infinitely more relevant, more engaged, more valid, more accessible,” said John Vasconcellos, a former lieutenant of Barbara Erickson's during her time as the CEO of the Trustees of Reservations.

Amid COVID-19, city borders complicate some responses

Looking at Newton from above you’d be hard-pressed to find where the city ends and another begins.

Levy, Fitzgibbons declare campaigns for Newton’s School Committee

The November election season for Newton’s School Committee is already shaping up, as two candidates have declared campaigns to represent the city’s Ward 6.

Buy artwork - and support Newton’s food pantries

The Newton Art Association is making it possible for everybody to support local food pantries, browse a virtual art exhibit and build a collection of original artwork — all from the comfort of home.

Newton police shooting prompts calls for crisis intervention, mental health resources

An investigation continues into the fatal shooting by Newton police of a 28-year-old resident experiencing a mental health crisis earlier this month.

Newton to honor Martin Luther King Day with virtual celebration

“Keep Moving Forward” is the theme of Newton’s 53rd Annual Martin Luther King Day Community Celebration, which takes place virtually on Monday, Jan. 18, at 9:30 a.m.

Newton North principal honored for antiracism initiatives

“We want students to be good upstanders, we want them to speak out against any sort of hate," said Henry Turner, who became principal in 2016.


Fatal police shooting in Newton underscores difficult intersection of mental health, public safety

"The message of this incident cuts deep for anyone with loved ones struggling with mental illness. When does a life lose its precious value?"