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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority have committed to restoring an express bus service this fall, according to Newton's mayor.

MBTA to restore 505 Express Bus service to Boston this fall from Waltham, Newton

Officials at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority have committed to restoring 505 Express Bus service to Boston this fall, according to Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller.

Newton-based artist Harun Zankel paints the word “together” onto a jersey barrier in Newton Centre.

Artists hit the streets to boost Newton’s outdoor dining scene

Newton Community Pride Chair Gloria Gavris said they recruited 10 local artists to paint bistro tables and jersey barriers using a floral theme.

Newton has charging stations and reserved parking for electric vehicles behind City Hall.

Newton has a ways to go in reaching electric vehicle goals

Only about 1 percent percent of the cars in Newton are electric, and advocates say there is still a lot of work to be done.

Newton residents traded plant and garden items at an annual plant swap June 12 at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds.

Newton gardeners swap plants, and joy, at annual event

Residents traded plant and garden items at an annual plant swap June 12 at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds.

Newton Fire Department Station 4.

Black Newton firefighter files discrimination lawsuit against city, department

Lee Gilliam alleges that there only about 10 Black firefighters in the department and that the “racial imbalance” has fostered an environment in which white “firefighters generally feel free to make insensitive and degrading comments concerning African Americans without consequence,” according to court filings.

Amy Mah Sangiolo, a veteran of Newton government and former city councilor, announced she is running for mayor,

Former Newton city councilor Amy Mah Sangiolo declares campaign for mayor

Sangiolo, a longtime veteran of Newton government, will challenge Mayor Ruthanne Fuller in the fall election, according to a statement Wednesday night.

A consummate volunteer, Mrs. Cooper was a lover of dogs.

Audrey Cooper, who ‘represented the best of Newton,’ dies at 97

A stalwart of Newton nonprofits, Mrs. Cooper also was a tireless volunteer for Democratic candidates.

Newton officials are considering whether to ban gun shops from the city after recently passing new zoning rules to regulate the businesses.

Newton’s proposed gun store ban could invite Second Amendment court challenge, experts say

A controversial proposed ban on gun stores and other firearms businesses in Newton has divided local gun control advocates and raised concerns that the measure may draw the city into a court fight over the constitutional right to bear arms.