• Newton April 29, 2024 8:06 am

    Newton dentist office aims to keep children comfortable

    April is Autism Awareness Month. Any parent of a child on the autism spectrum knows it can be difficult to get their son or daughter to go to the dentist. So, a Newton, Massachusetts, dentist decided to create a space that’s not only welcoming and fun but works with patients and their parents to make the process as calming...

  • Newton April 24, 2024 4:18 pm

    Firefighters spend hours battling blaze at Newton home

    Fire broke out a home undergoing renovations in Newton, Massachusetts, Wednesday. Newton firefighters responded to the home on Central Avenue around noon. A contractor working don’t he home said they were doing major renovations – which were almost complete – when the fire broke out. It took hours to bring it under control, with flames popping back up again and…

  • Newton April 21, 2024 12:09 am

    Driver who escaped RI, Mass. state troopers caught in Newton, police say

    A man was arrested after he escaped police in a chase that started in Rhode Island and continued into Massachusetts on Friday, according to the Newton Police Department. The driver was found unconscious in a car in an MBTA Green Line parking lot Friday evening and arrested after another attempt at escaping, according to a statement from Newton’s police...

  • Newton April 1, 2024 2:53 pm

    Car flips over, lands on its roof following multi-vehicle crash in Newton

    A car flipped over, landing on its roof on the sidewalk following a multiple vehicle crash in Newton, Massachusetts, on Monday morning. The crash was reported shortly before 11 a.m. on Walnut Street at Commonwealth Avenue near Newton City Hall. Two or three vehicles were involved, one of which rolled over and came to rest on its roof. Police said…

  • eat new england March 29, 2024 8:48 pm

    Just off I-95 in Newton, a watering hole that feels like rural Ireland

    It’s no secret that the Boston area is home to countless Irish pubs, and there really is something for everyone out there. in and around the city you can find old-school dive bars where pints and shots are the main draw, upscale restaurant-style pubs with inventive takes on Irish and various global cuisines, youth-oriented hotspots with nightlife including music...

  • Newton March 24, 2024 6:23 pm

    Man killed in Newton house fire Sunday morning

    The man who died has not been publicly named. This is the third deadly fire in Newton since December, officials said.

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  • Newton March 24, 2024 11:49 pm

    Man dies in Newton house fire; cause still under investigation

    Firefighters were called to Walnut Street around 8:30 a.m. 

  • Newton March 24, 2024 10:46 am

    Man dead in Newton house fire

    Firefighters were called to Walnut Street around 8:30 on Sunday morning.

  • Newton March 19, 2024 8:20 pm

    ‘Disturbing' vandalism targeting Jewish families' Newton homes under investigation

    A hate crime investigation is underway in Newton, Massachusetts, after posters with the names and photos of Israeli hostages being held by Hamas were allegedly defaced and damaged by vandals. In total, police say they are investigating “five instances of hate and vandalism” since late February. Vandals targeted one home twice. “Bias, hatred and targeting of those for their personal…

  • Newton February 20, 2024 9:54 pm

    Judge agrees to split Newton teachers union fines between state and district, denies suit attempt

    A judge has issued a final judgment on the case against the teachers’ union in Newton, Massachusetts, following a strike over contract negotiations that shut down schools for 11 days and will cost the union $625,000 in fines, but parents say they will continue to fight for compensation in the form of a class action lawsuit. According to a notice…

  • Newton February 20, 2024 9:13 pm

    Students in Newton miss February vacation due to teacher strike

    It’s February break in Massachusetts, but in Newton, class is still in session this week. “It’s OK because they wanted what they wanted and I’m glad that school’s back on,” said Parker Sherwin, Horace Mann fourth grader. Newton school officials decided to cancel February vacation to make up time from last month’s teacher strike, throwing a wrench in a...

  • Newton February 19, 2024 8:20 pm

    Bill would repeal law prohibiting Mass. teachers from striking

    Presidents Day is taking on a different look this year in Newton, Massachusetts. Students are off for the holiday, but unlike in other communities on February break, they’ll be heading back to class on Tuesday. School officials canceled the vacation to make up time from last month’s teacher strike. Those demonstrations reignited debate across Massachusetts and on Beacon Hill,...

  • Newton February 16, 2024 9:09 pm

    Newton parents file class-action lawsuit over teacher strike

    Parents in Newton, Massachusetts, have filed a class-action lawsuit against the teachers’ union following a strike over contract negotiations that shut down schools for 11 days. The school district has canceled its February vacation in an effort to make up some of the days lost to strike. The lawsuit alleges that the union knowingly, willfully and intentionally chose to break…

  • Newton February 13, 2024 6:07 am

    Newton Public Schools open Tuesday amid storm

    While many schools across Massachusetts are closed Tuesday due to the storm, Newton Public Schools will be open. Mayor Ruthanne Fuller confirmed that decision in an email early Tuesday morning. Newton’s superintendent said Monday that there were “constraints” on the school calendar and many of the “safety days” that are normally built into the schedule have already been taken because of...

  • Newton February 8, 2024 11:11 pm

    Newton mayor, school committee unanimously approve new teacher contract

    The Newton School Committee and Mayor Ruthanne Fuller voted unanimously Thursday to approve a new teacher contract after a weekslong strike. The Newton Teachers Association voted Jan. 18 to go on strike. Schools in the Massachusetts city were closed for 11 days before an agreement was reached Friday on a contract. The union said Sunday in a Facebook post that…

  • Newton February 6, 2024 7:56 pm

    After the Newton teacher strike, who will pay the bill?

    Now that the teacher strike in Newton, Massachusetts, is over, students are back in school, but the cost of the strike is still being calculated, and not only is the city seeking damages, a family is too. Lital Asher-Dotan has three children in Newton Public Schools, and while she is thrilled they are back in class, she said is not…

  • Newton February 5, 2024 11:49 am

    Students in Newton return to school Monday following teachers strike

    After more than two weeks of being away, students in Newton, Massachusetts, are returning to the classroom on Monday. Teachers voted to Sunday to ratify their new contract with the district. All in all, 11 missed school days and 15 days on the picket line, and now teachers, students and staff will be making their way to the class Monday…

  • Newton February 4, 2024 11:28 pm

    Newton Teachers Association votes to ratify new contract

    The Newton Teachers Association voted Sunday night to ratify a new contract that ended a two-week stalemate with the school committee and will return students to the classroom on Monday. The teachers union said in a Facebook post on Sunday night that 97% of its members had voted “yes,” sharing highlights of the new four-year deal. Both sides were expected…

  • Newton February 3, 2024 7:10 pm

    February vacation canceled in Newton after 11 school days lost to teachers strike

    A roughly two-week stalemate ended on Friday as the Newton Teachers Association and the school committee finally agreed on a contract. The negotiations wrapped up before a Sunday deadline in which the state would have increased fines to $100,000 per day. Both sides still need to vote to approve the contract to seal the deal but they did reach a…

  • Newton February 3, 2024 6:38 am

    Newton teachers strike ends as they reach agreement

    The negotiations wrapped up before a Sunday deadline in which the state would have increased fines to $100,000 per day.

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