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Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration

The public is invited to attend a citywide celebration of Dr. King’s legacy at the 50th Annual City of Newton Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration.

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, former Mayor Setti Warren, and School Superintendent David Fleishman will be honored guests at the event which this year is being hosted by Pastor Sean Witty of the Frist Baptist Church of Newton. There will be student performances by The Monologue Project: Voices of Color, Newton All City Treble Singers, Newton All City Troubadours, and Newton North Jubilee Singers, and the Myrtle Baptist Church’s The Love Tones will also perform.

Members of Rotary Club of Newton will be collecting donations of toiletries to be distributed to Newton’s Food Pantries. The event’s major community sponsor is The Village Bank.

January 15th, 9:30 am
First Baptist Church, 848 Beacon Street, Newton Centre

Opportunity to join the board at the Centre Street Food Pantry

The Centre Street Food Pantry board is looking for an energetic new board member with a background in marketing and advertising. We are a working board and in addition to managing programs, we ask our members to help out at pantry-related events and host work days at the pantry. We meet monthly on Tuesday evenings. If you are interested in being part of this fun and meaningful non-profit board, please send a resume and letter of introduction to

Opportunity to work at the Centre Street Food Pantry

Vibrant and busy Centre Street Food Pantry is seeking a new Pantry Manager! Be part of a non-profit that directly supports hundreds of families in Newton and surrounding communities in a kind and meaningful way. The best candidate will be flexible, great with people, deal well with details and handle lots of moving parts.

This is a paid part-time position with an immediate start date. If you are interested, please send your resume to

“Future Chef” Recipe Contest

Newton Public Schools Food Service will once again host the Future Chef Competition for students in grades 3-5.

This year, they’re looking for your favorite Healthy Asian Fusion recipe! One winner from each elementary school will be chosen to compete at a chef’s event at Newton North High School on March 20th.

Entries are due by February 5th. Visit the website to download the recipe card entry form and to find out more details about the competition. Good luck!

1 Bedroom apartment for sublet

Newton South teacher Jon Orren who will be travelling with students on the Jingshan exchange to China is seeking a person or couple to sublet his spacious, furnished one- bedroom apartment in Jamaica Plain.

  • Available for sublet from February 1st to May 31st
  • 850 sq ft. 1-bedroom apartment in sunny, quiet corner of JP. Perfect for single person or a couple
  • Fully furnished (see attached pics), hardwood floors, 3 skylights, small but very well-equipped kitchen, private roof deck with view of Boston skyline
  • Toasty in winter, easy to cool in warm weather (skylight windows open, window AC in bedroom)
  • Large shared backyard with raised bed garden
  • Free laundry in basement
  • Storage space in basement
  • Personal parking spot for 1 car in driveway (no need to fight for street parking in the snow!)
  • 2 blocks to Green St. Orange Line, 1 block to SW Corridor (great biking), 10 min walk to Centre St. stores (Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, great restaurants, etc.), 15 min walk to Jamaica Pond or Arnold Arboretum, 10 min walk to Franklin Park
  • Super friendly neighbors
  • Large HD TV with basic cable, Apple TV and all that jazz
  • Friendly, cuddly cat ** I’d prefer the subletter to care for my cat, Sophie (compensation negotiable), but if you’re allergic or that point is a deal-breaker, I can have a friend take her for the duration **
  • Rent is $1750, utilities included.

Please contact Jon Orren at or or 917-861-1181.



Caregiver Support Group

The Caregiver Support Group, run by Newton’s Department of Senior Services, has the goal of providing participants with support including an opportunity to learn about resources and sharing ideas with people who are facing similar challenges.

So many residents are being pulled in multiple directions — with children in school while also caring for an aging parent. This is a great chance for parents to connect with others who are caring for an elderly family member.

Open to all family caregivers of seniors, the groups are free of charge. Support Groups take place at the Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street, Newtonville. Registration is required; space is limited to 14 people per group.

NEW Evening Option
2nd Wednesday Monthly (January 10th, February 14th, March 14th)
7:00 – 8:30 pm.

For information and to Register contact Case Manager Emily Kuhl at 617-796-1672.

FREE Family Event: Christmas with NewCity Church

Join a FREE family event hosted by NewCity Church to celebrate the holiday season! Take FREE professional photos with Santa, enjoy interactive holiday music with Kara Kulpa from Jammin’ with You, a surprise appearance from a favorite Disney character, and purchase gifts for your loved ones from the pop-up gift shop featuring CAUSEGEAR – The Human Justice Brand.

December 17th, 5:30pm
Zervas Elementary School
30 Beethoven Avenue, Waban

Piano Accompanist needed for Newton Youth Players

The Newton Youth Players is a children’s theatre company for elementary school children who love to sing, dance, act, and construct scenery. Each fall, winter and spring season they produce adaptations of popular Broadway musicals that the whole family will enjoy.

The company is currently looking for a piano accompanist that can teach the music and lyrics to the children, and play for the performance. This is a paid position. Please visit for information on the program and call 617-796-1540 for more information on the job.

Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton

FORJ – Families Organizing for Racial Justice

Are you concerned about what the Newton Public Schools are doing to respond to the rising tide of overt racism in our country? Join the next meeting of *FORJ – Families Organizing for Racial Justice, a project sponsored by NPS.

Superintendent Fleishman, Newton METCO Director, Maricel Sheets, and teacher Jen Tomaneng will be sharing and answering questions about the “Courageous Conversations” program being rolled out over a 5-year period in our schools.

December 20th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Mason-Rice Elementary School, 149 Pleasant Street, Newton

Please RSVP here:

*Want to connect with your school’s FORJ team? Email to let Amy (FORJ Coordinator and Parent Coach) know what school team you’d like to be a part of and/or that you’d like to be on the email list for more information about FORJ events. The goal is to have an active team of interested parents at each school who meet on their own and participate in the monthly all-school FORJ meetings, which offer opportunities for further education, team planning time and networking. Parents are welcome to join at any time.