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City of Newton Issues Ban on Nips to Tackle Pollution
Metro, Politics, Newton

City of Newton Issues Ban on Nips to Tackle Pollution

The Newton Licensing Commission banned liquor stores and other retail businesses from selling “nips,” alcoholic beverages less than or equal to 100 milliliters, after June 30, 2022, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller announced in her update on Nov. 18.  With the ban, the City looks to eliminate environmental waste created by the miniature bottles, according to Emily…

Newton Home Prices Boom Amid the Pandemic
Metro, Newton

Newton Home Prices Boom Amid the Pandemic

The median sales price of single-family homes has nearly doubled in Newton in the last 10 years, according to a report that the city’s Assessors’ Office released on Nov. 15.  The median sales price in the city in 2021 through September increased by 91.3 percent since 2012. Ten years ago, the median sale price of…

Newton Hires Connects Employees to Newton Employers
Metro, Newton

Newton Hires Connects Employees to Newton Employers

Newton Hires, a program that aims to attract employees for Newton employers using cash bonus incentives, participated in a virtual career fair on Nov. 2 in an effort to involve more people in the program.  “We really hope that people will take a look at the program and try to participate,” Devra Bailin, Newton Economic…

Newton Neighbors Holds Thanksgiving Card Drive
Metro, Newton

Newton Neighbors Holds Thanksgiving Card Drive

To help families struggling with food insecurity, Newton Neighbors Helping Neighbors is holding a Thanksgiving card drive from Nov. 1 to Nov. 22. The initiative aims to provide families with $50 gift cards to local grocery stores, including Shaw’s, Star Market, Stop and Shop, and Market Basket.  One in eight families in Eastern Massachusetts suffer…

Goodbye Pumpkins, Hello Compost
Metro, Newton

Goodbye Pumpkins, Hello Compost

Pumpkin guts laid in piles as families, students, adults, and even Mayor Ruthanne Fuller gathered at Newton City Hall and War Memorial to smash their jack-o’-lanterns. The slogan “don’t trash it, smash it” promoted the city’s second annual Pumpkin Smash on Saturday. 

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