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Chef-owner Douglass Williams at work at MIDA Newton.

The South End comes to the suburbs with MIDA Newton

Douglass Williams serves pasta, New Haven pizza, and pork jowl.

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, left, is running for a second term this year. She faces challenges from Amy Mah Sangiolo, center, a former Ward 4 Councilor-at-large; and Albert Cecchinelli.

Newton to hold Sept. 14 primary for three-way race for mayor

Newton will hold a citywide Sept. 14 primary to winnow down a three-way race for the next mayor ahead of the city’s municipal election in November.

Sprinklers watering the baseball field at Albemarle Park in Newton.

Newton to hold hearing on proposed Indigenous Peoples Day celebration

Newton’s Parks & Recreation Commission is expected to vote Monday on a proposed Indigenous Peoples Day celebration in October at Albemarle Playground.


Newton turns to online map to track local projects

Newton is using a new map published on the web that is designed to share details of local projects and help keep residents updated on their progress.

Two bias-related incidents aimed at Asians in Newton raise new concerns

Police are investigating two separate bias-related incidents aimed at Asians in Newton, actions that come after a series of residential house breaks may have also targeted Asian-Americans, according to Mayor Ruthanne Fuller.

The Newton Senior Center.

Newton mayor: City moving to break ground on new senior center in summer 2023

Newton will break ground in summer 2023 on a new senior center building to replace the existing Walnut Street facility, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller announced in a recent video.

Newton police released video of a residential housebreak suspect sought in a series of recent break-ins.

Video: Watch Newton break-in suspect approach home

Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan said Thursday that a string of recent house break-ins targeting Newton residents of Asian descent has sown “very real fear in the community,” and investigators have heard talk of similar crimes that may have gone unreported.

"I Voted" stickers placed on the table at Hyde Community Center in Newton Highlands during that city's municipal election in 2019.

Mayors across the region guided cities through the pandemic. Now many want to keep leading

Voters in at least 18 cities outside Boston will go to the polls Nov. 2 to cast ballots in municipal races for mayor.