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Volunteers add flower-filled planters at restaurants throughout Newton as outdoor dining returns

April 22, 2021 | link/pdf

Residents who stroll through Newton this summer will be greeted by vibrant-hued pansies poking out from pots adorning outdoor dining spaces, planted by volunteers in hopes of driving business to local restaurants.

To combat hunger, Newton opens a community ‘Freedge’

March 3, 2021 | link/pdf

Just hop off the T, drop by the outdoor refrigerator and pick up some free food to take home when you need it. That’s what Newton residents will be able to do any hour of any day when the city’s first-ever Freedge opens in Nonantum on March 14.

With heaters, takeout, and ingenuity, Newton restaurants brave the winter

Feb. 25, 2021 | link/pdf

“It’s interesting to see the number of patrons that want to go out and will dine outside during these frigid temperatures.”

Students begin a socially distanced return to Newton high schools. ‘It’s just so good to be around people’

Feb. 10, 2021 | link/pdf

The first cohort of Newton’s high schoolers returned to the school grounds Jan. 28 to find desks spaced 6 feet apart and one-way arrows guiding foot traffic through the hallways.