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Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, left, is running for a second term this year and faces a challenge from Amy Mah Sangiolo, right, a former Ward 4 Councilor-at-large. LEFT: PAT GREENHOUSE / GLOBE STAFF RIGHT: SANGIOLO CAMPAIGN

Newton’s mayoral contenders offer visions on housing, inclusion, and environment at forum

The race pits Mayor Ruthanne Fuller against former city councilor-at-large Amy Mah Sangiolo on the Nov. 2 ballot.

Many Flores, co-owner of The Texture Temple, cut Nickie Martinez’s hair on a recent Friday afternoon.

‘We support each other’: Beauty businesses gather under one welcoming roof in Newton

My Salon Suite in Nonantum is home to 42 businesses offering everything from spray tans and waxing to eyebrow threading and loc services.

Veronica Raya (center) danced in a ceremonial performance with the group Cetiliztli Nauhcampa at the Indigenous Peoples Day Ceremonial Celebration in Newton on Monday. Hundreds of people gathered in Albemarle Park as the city recognized its Newton recognized its first Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Newton celebration honors Indigenous peoples

Native families, dancers, artists, and craftspeople turned out dressed in beadwork, buckskin, and eagle-feather regalia to burn sage, honor ancestors, and unite under a tribal banner.

Dr. Yuan visited Huangshan Mountain in China, as seen in this undated photo.

Dr. Robert Hsun-Piao Yuan, ‘the neurosurgeon’s neurosurgeon,’ dies at 99

'You must always give patients hope,' Dr. Robert Hsun-Piao Yuan told a neurosurgery colleague.


Newton taps federal COVID relief funds to support city trees, local trails

Newton will tap some of its American Rescue Plan Act funds to help support local efforts to protect city trees, and upgrade walking trails to make them more accessible, according to Mayor Ruthanne Fuller.

Ellison M. "Tarzan" Brown, a 22-year-old a member of Rhode Island's Narragansett tribe, as he broke the tape to win the 40th annual Boston Marathon on April 19, 1936.

Newton to honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day as Boston Marathon passes through city

As Newton recognizes its first-ever Indigenous Peoples' Day on Oct. 11, the city will be hosting celebrations honoring the region’s native inhabitants while thousands of runners participate in the return of the Boston Marathon.

This home of just 251 square feet is located at 1295 Boylston St., Newton. It's on the market for nearly $450,000.

One room, six figures. This house epitomizes the Boston area’s wild real estate market

In the wild Greater Boston real estate market, the Newton listing is the latest in a line of head spinning prices for a place to live. The tiny house in Newton is just one room, with a sleeping loft so close to the ceiling one can only kneel.

The existing single-platform Newtonville commuter rail station can only be reached by a long stairway from a nearby bridge over the Mass. Turnpike -- making it inaccessible for many people with mobility issues.

MBTA plan would improve accessibility at Newton’s commuter rail stations

The MBTA will hold an Oct. 13 public meeting on a proposed project to improve accessibility at Newton’s three commuter rail stations, plus build two raised platforms at each station to accommodate service in both directions, officials said.