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Public art opens doors to creativity in Newton

Finding inspiration for Newton Community Pride’s latest public art initiative was as simple as riding a bike.

Newton high schools get a second chance at a fall sports season

Football, volleyball and other teams must follow new game rules, require masks, lower capacity in locker rooms and follow other safety precautions.

Newton candidates vie for two City Council seats in March 16 special election

The winners would fill two vacant seats on the Newton City Council through the end of the year.


Newton mayor asks residents for help in reporting potholes

Newton’s Department of Public Works crews have repaired more than 500 potholes since the start of the year, according to Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, but the city needs assistance from residents to maintain city streets.

Newton officials investigate letter sent to school employee as hateful act

The recipient was a staff member of color whose job includes developing Black History Month lessons in the building.

Newton mayor calls for greater state oversight of Boston College’s COVID-19 response

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, who also called for Boston College to ensure that students follow public health rules, said city officials are seeing a concerning number of cases at the school.

Riverside developers seek to replace hotel with life sciences building

Developers behind an approved mixed-use project at Newton’s MBTA Riverside station are proposing sweeping changes, including a reduction in the number of residential units and replacing a hotel with a life sciences building.


Program aims to address food insecurity, help restaurants in Brookline, Newton, Wellesley

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber is directing a new state-funded effort to partner with local restaurants and deliver meals to food pantries, senior programs, and people in need starting in March in Brookline, Newton, and Wellesley, the organization said in a statement.