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Towns band together to prevent flooding disasters

The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission has partnered with the Charles River Watershed Association and 14 other communities to create a tool to help protect vulnerable populations and property from flooding, according to a statement.

Newton City Hall

Newton launching study to help guide use of American Rescue Plan funds

Newton will launch a community needs assessment to help guide the city’s aid efforts for low-income residents who were impacted by COVID-19 and its economic fallout, according to Mayor Ruthanne Fuller.


Newton weighs rules to reduce fossil fuel use in new or remodeled buildings

The proposed ordinance would require new buildings and major renovation projects use electricity instead of fossil fuels to power heating, cooling, and hot water systems.

Richard Barton guided the Newton North girls' volleyball team to state championships in 2014, 2017, and 2018. “He had so much belief in us as these teenage kids that we could actually win championships,” said former player Emma Tavolieri.

As a coach, Richard Barton put the success of his Newton North volleyball programs in the hands of his players

The highly-respected leader and mentor is retiring after a 30-plus year run with North's boys' and girls' teams on the volleyball court.

Chef-owner Douglass Williams at work at MIDA Newton.

The South End comes to the suburbs with MIDA Newton

Douglass Williams serves pasta, New Haven pizza, and pork jowl.

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, left, is running for a second term this year. She faces challenges from Amy Mah Sangiolo, center, a former Ward 4 Councilor-at-large; and Albert Cecchinelli.

Newton to hold Sept. 14 primary for three-way race for mayor

Newton will hold a citywide Sept. 14 primary to winnow down a three-way race for the next mayor ahead of the city’s municipal election in November.

Sprinklers watering the baseball field at Albemarle Park in Newton.

Newton to hold hearing on proposed Indigenous Peoples Day celebration

Newton’s Parks & Recreation Commission is expected to vote Monday on a proposed Indigenous Peoples Day celebration in October at Albemarle Playground.


Newton turns to online map to track local projects

Newton is using a new map published on the web that is designed to share details of local projects and help keep residents updated on their progress.