Farlow Park restoration project continues

At the end of August, unanticipated issues were discovered by AJ Virgilio, Newton's construction contractor for the Farlow Park restoration project. It is not uncommon during any large capital project for the vendor to run into obstacles that were not discovered during the feasibility study and initial project planning. These unforeseen issues were inaccessible during the discovery and initial project analysis as the original pond basin sat under 18 inches of loam.

Understanding Our Differences "Meet the Author" event set for November 2, 7:00 p.m.

Parents, children, and teachers, join Understanding Our Differences to welcome author Melissa Shang, disability activist and Newton South High School student, on November 2, 7:00-8:00 p.m., at Newton South High School Auditorium, 140 Brandeis Road, Newton Centre! Born with a form of muscular dystrophy, Melissa got her start in activism when she launched a petition for a disabled American Girl doll. The petition went viral nationwide and brought massive attention to the issue of disability representation in children’s toys.

Second annual Badges and Ball to be held October 13, 4:30 p.m.

Please Join Mayor Warren and Police Chief MacDonald for Newton’s second annual Badges and Ball on October 13, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Newton Centre Playground (rain location: Mason Rice Elementary).

Participate in a fun-filled afternoon of basketball, tennis, lawn games, and enjoy performances by local teen bands and dance teams. Free refreshments! This event is designed to promote positive community engagement with law enforcement, public safety, and Newton teens!

Registration is open for fall ACT and SAT test prep courses with NCE

Sign up now for Newton Community Education's fall ACT & SAT College Prep classes.

  • ACT Prep – October 21- November 30 (includes 2 Saturday morning practice tests and 4 Thursday evening sessions) at Newton South High School. See the course schedule online.
  • SAT Math Review – 5 Mondays, October 18-November 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Newton North High School
  • SAT Verbal Review – 5 Wednesdays, October 23-November 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Newton North 

NCE is also offering the following college-related programs for parents:

West Suburban YMCA starting new delegation to Youth and Government Program; attend an info session October 4, 5:00 p.m.

The West Suburban YMCA invites parents and students to an information session on Wednesday, October 4, at 5:00 p.m., in the WSYMCA Computer Lab, introducing the Youth and Government Program. Get answers to your questions and get an in-depth look at the program!

Support Newton Food Pantry during Turkey Trot on November 18

Registration for the 4th annual Newton Turkey Trot for the Newton Food Pantry is now open! Register early before the prices increase and to be guaranteed an awesome T-shirt! The 5K is on Saturday, November 18, at 9:00 a.m. There will be a kids' one-mile fun run at 8:30 a.m. Find details, registration, and volunteer information at www.newtonturkeytrot.com. Questions? Email Tim O'Brien at timwobrien@yahoo.com

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