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Newton Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Virtual Event
Metro, Newton

Newton Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Virtual Event

Newton civic and religious leaders, activists, and students spoke at a virtual celebration honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. The event was hosted by the Harmony Foundation and centered around the theme of “Keep Moving Forward,” in light of the pandemic and widespread protests against the systemic racism facing Black Americans.

Newton Provides Testing for Vulnerable Residents
Metro, Newton

Newton Provides Testing for Vulnerable Residents

“This is about access to testing for those who might not otherwise have it,” Newton Health and Human Services Commissioner Deborah Youngblood wrote in an email to The Heights. “We want to be sure that there are not financial barriers to receiving COVID tests to mitigate the risk of disproportionate impact of the virus on low income residents.”

Newton Restaurants Express Concerns to City Council
Metro, Newton

Newton Restaurants Express Concerns to City Council

Since the onset of the pandemic in early March, one in five local restaurants in Newton have closed, according to President of the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber Greg Reibman. Four Newton restaurants spoke at the Newton City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting to express how the City of Newton can better support its local restaurants on Oct. 4.

New Bluebike Stations Installed in Newton
Metro, Newton

New Bluebike Stations Installed in Newton

Look out sidewalk dwellers, Bluebikes have begun to populate Newton. Five Bluebike stations have been installed around Newton, and three additional stations will be installed in the next few weeks.   The Bluebike system was established in Boston in 2011 and expanded to Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline in 2012. In addition to Newton, they have recently…

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