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Boston University student Nina Wilson picked up trash along a trail on Saturday, Sept.18.

‘It’s just really nice to be able to pick up all the garbage’

As summer closes and fall begins, trash remains a constant blemish on the earth. But Newtonians took initiative Saturday to clean up the litter around their city.

COVID-19 testing, district goals are focus of Newton School Committee meeting

The Newton School Committee discussed district-wide goals around education equity and COVID-19 testing at its first meeting of the school year Sept. 20.

Experts say the number of rats comes down to the management of garbage.

Newton talks about rats, and how to reduce them

Newton residents voiced concerns about an increase in rat sightings around the city during a virtual forum hosted by mayoral candidate Amy Mah Sangiolo.

One of the painted doors that is part of “Newton Out Doors” is "FanTasy" by Zoe Lister.

Newton Community Pride announces auction to support local public art initiatives

Newton Community Pride is auctioning off exhibits from its Newton Out Doors initiative to help raise money for local arts and culture programs, the organization said in a statement.


Newton mayor designating $125,000 in federal COVID funds for local arts

Newton will designate a total of $125,000 in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to support local arts efforts, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said.

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, left, is running for a second term this year and faces a challenge from Amy Mah Sangiolo, right, a former Ward 4 Councilor-at-large.

In first for Newton, two women face off for mayor on November ballot

Newton voters will face an unprecedented choice this November, as they’ll decide between two women candidates on the ballot in the city’s mayoral election.

Newton City Hall.

Newton City Council approves life sciences for Riverside mixed-use development

Newton’s City Council on Sept. 9 approved a pair of life sciences buildings and other changes developers sought for their mixed-use development at the Riverside transit station in Newton Lower Falls.


Newton to implement master plan for bicycling and pedestrians

Newton will develop a long-term bicycle and pedestrian master plan to help improve quality of life and public health, reduce emissions, and support community and economic development, according to Mayor Ruthanne Fuller.