- Newton is actually made up of 13 separate villages: Auburndale, Chestnut Hill, Lower Falls, Newton Centre, Newton Corner, Newton Highlands, Newtonville, Nonantum, Oak Hill, Thompsonville, Upper Falls, Waban and West Newton. Triskadekaphobes take heart, however: some city maps also list Oak Hill Park and Four Corners among the villages. 4.
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The City of Newton, Massachusetts consists of thirteen officially recognized villages. Like most Massachusetts villages, the villages of Newton do not have any legal representation, and exist mostly for cultural reasons. Most Newtonian villages contain a downtown center, a post office, and a unique zip code. Recognized
Apr 16, 2012 · Some city maps split up Oak Hill and Oak Hill Park into two separate villages which would make the number total fourteen. Still other people consider the “Four Corners” as its own separate village. As I said previously, in Newton, Massachusetts there is no one sure answer although most residences will claim there are thirteen.
- Claudette Millette
"Newton is made up of a dozen or so villages, the boundaries of which are so obscure that one may move about the city without ever noticing the passage from one village to the next." -- Elsie M. Husher
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Newton was settled in 1630 as part of "the newe towne", which was renamed Cambridge in 1638. Roxbury minister John Eliot persuaded the Native American people of Nonantum, a sub-tribe of the Massachusett led by a sachem named Waban, to relocate to Natick in 1651, fearing that they would be exploited by colonists. Newton was incorporated as a separate town, known as Cambridge Village, on December 15, 1681, then renamed Newtown in 1691, and finally Newton in 1766. It became a city on January 5, 1874. Newton is known as The Garden City. In Reflections in Bullough's Pond, Newton historian Diana Muir describes the early industries that developed in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in a series of mills built to take advantage of the water power available at Newton Upper Falls and Newton Lower Falls. Snuff, chocolate, glue, paper and other products were produced in these small mills but, according to Muir, the water power available in Newton was not sufficient to turn Newton into a ma...
Newton is a suburban city approximately 7 mi (11 km) from downtown Boston, in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The city is bordered by Waltham and Watertown on the north, Needham and the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston on the south, Wellesley and Weston on the west, and Brookline and the Brightonneighborhood of Boston on the east. The Charles River flows along the north and west parts of Newton, and Route 128passes through the west part of the city. The Massachusetts Turnpike goes through the more urbanized northern section of the city before heading into Boston. Additional major highways in Newton include Route 9, serving the southern parts of the city, and Hammond Pond Parkway, which is the main north–south route through Chestnut Hill and provides access to Brookline and West Roxbury. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.2 square miles (47.1 km2), of which 18.0 square miles (46.6 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2) (0.82%) is wa...
As of the census of 2010, there were 85,146 people, 32,648 households, and 20,499 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,643.6 people per square mile (1,793.2/km2). There were 32,112 housing units at an average density of 1,778.8 per square mile (686.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.6% White, 11.5% Asian, 2.5% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.71% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population (0.7% Puerto Rican, 0.6% Mexican, 0.4% Colombian, 0.3% Guatemalan, 0.3% Argentine). (2010 Census Report: Census report Quickfacts.com) Newton, along with neighboring Brookline, is known for its considerable Jewish and Asian populations. The Jewish population as of 2002[update]was estimated as roughly 28,002. There were 31,201 households, out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a femal...
Newton's largest employers include Boston College and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Companies based in Newton include TechTarget, CyberArk and Upromise. Until July 2015, Newton was also home to the global headquarters of TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, reaching nearly 280 million unique monthly visitors. TripAdvisor moved into a newly built headquarters in neighboring Needham.
The city has two symphony orchestras, the New Philharmonia Orchestra of Massachusetts and the Newton Symphony Orchestra. The Joanne Langione Dance Center, an American youth dance school was founded in 1976.
Newton has an elected strong mayor-councilform of government. The council is called the City Council. The mayor is Ruthanne Fuller. Fuller is the first woman to be elected Mayor of Newton. The elected officials are: 1. Mayor: Ruthanne Fuller, the city's chief executive officer and appoints the Chief Administrative Officer. 2. The City Council, Newton's legislative branch of municipal government, is made up of 24 members – sixteen Councilors-at-large and eight Ward Councilors. Councilors are e...
Mismanagement of Middlesex County's public hospital in the mid-1990s left the county on the brink of insolvency, and in 1997 the Massachusetts legislature stepped in by assuming all assets and obligations of the county. The government of Middlesex County was officially abolished on July 11, 1997. The sheriff and some other regional officials with specific duties are still elected locally to perform duties within the county region, but there is no county council or commission. However, communi...
House of Representatives: 1. John J. Lawn, Democrat of Watertown: Tenth Middlesex District, includes Precincts 1 and 4 of Ward 1, Newton. 2. Kay Khan, Democrat of Newton: Eleventh Middlesex District, includes precincts 2 and 3 of Ward 1, All precincts in Wards 2, 3 and 4 and precinct 2 of Ward 7, Newton. Ruth Balser Democrat of Newton: Twelfth Middlesex District, includes all precincts in Wards 5 and 6, precincts 1, 3 and 4 of Ward 7; and all precincts in Ward 8, Newton.Senate: 1. Cynthia Sto...
Public education is provided by Newton Public Schools.
Colleges and universities located in Newton include: 1. Boston College in Chestnut Hill 2. Boston College Law School in Newton Centre 3. Hebrew College in Newton Centre 4. Lasell University in Auburndale 5. Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst in Oak Hill, formerly Mount Ida College 6. William James College, formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Newton Upper Falls
The city's community newspapers are The Newton TAB, a weekly print paper published by the Community Newspaper Company, and owned by Gatehouse Media. The Newton Patch covers daily local news out of Newton and offers a platform for locals to post opinion, events, news tips and blogs on the community online platform as well. The Newton Voice. The Newton community is also served by its high school publications, including Newton North High School's Newtonite and Newton South High School's Lion's R...
Residents of Newton have access to a state-of-the-art television studio and community media center, NewTV, located at 23 Needham Street in Newton Highlands. Newton is also home to NECN, a regional news network owned by NBC.
From 1968 to 2017, the studios and transmitter of WNTNAM-1550 were on Rumford Avenue in Auburndale.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital is located at 2014 Washington Street in Newton. U.S. News & World Reportranks the hospital 13th best in the Boston metro area.
Newton's proximity to Boston, along with its good public schools and safe and quiet neighborhoods, make it a very desirable community for those who commute to Boston or work in Newton's businesses and industries. Newton is well-served by three modes of mass transit run by the MBTA: light rail, commuter rail, and bus service. The Green Line D branch, (also known as the Riverside branch) is a light rail line running through the center of the city that makes very frequent trips to downtown Bosto...
The City of Newton Police Department has 139 sworn officers. The Newton Fire Department is fully paid and operates six engine companies, three ladder companies, and one rescue company from six stations.
There are several cemeteries in Newton, three of which are owned by the City of Newton, while the rest are privately owned,as follows: 1. East Parish Burying Ground, called Centre Street Cemeteryby the city, dates from 1664 2. Newton Cemetery, 791 Walnut Street, Newton Centre, private, 155 acres (0.63 km2), dates from 1855 3. West Parish Burying Ground(River Street Cemetery), West Newton, public 4. St. Mary's Episcopal Church and Cemetery, 258 Concord Avenue, Newton Lower Falls, private 5. South Burying Ground called Winchester Street Cemetery or Evergreen Cemeteryby the city, public
Newton is a suburban city approximately seven miles from downtown Boston. Rather than having a single city center, Newton is a patchwork of thirteen "villages", many boasting small "downtown" areas of their own.