Julia Remick current Metro Editor of The Heights, which is a position she also held in 2020. She can be reached at [email protected]

Newton Sees An Increase in Public Park Attendance
Metro, Newton

Newton Sees An Increase in Public Park Attendance

Parks in Newton have served as a respite for residents throughout the pandemic. No matter the season, Newton Parks and Recreation Commissioner Nicole Banks said she has seen an increase in the number of Newtonians frequenting these public spaces.  “Parks in general during the pandemic [have] been very, very popular,” Banks said. “They’ve been a…

Mayor Fuller Announces Newton’s Next Police Chief
Metro, Newton

Mayor Fuller Announces Newton’s Next Police Chief

John F. Carmichael Jr. will be the next chief of police of the Newton Police Department (NPD) starting in June, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller announced on Thursday.  Fuller’s selection of Carmichael for the position follows his five years of experience as chief of the Walpole Police Department, she said in the statement. “He has a proven…

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