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2011 

Special places in Newton Upper Falls: Echo BridgeEcho Bridge spans the Charles River between Newton MA and Needham MA. The bridge is located near the intersection of Route 9 and Route 128. The bridge was built to carry an aqueduct across the Charles River in 1875 by the Boston Water Works. It was...
09/28/2011
I lived in five homes with my parents when I was growing up. Two of the houses were in Natick, MA and three of the homes were in Newton, MA. This is the house I feel that I truly grew up in. My parent’s owned the house for thirty years.Both of my parents are blind. My mother lost her eyesight at...
09/27/2011
Special places in Nonantum ( The Lake ) in Newton MA: Salvi’s Barber ShopSalvi’s Barber Shop is one of the best places in Newton MA (or anywhere for that matter) for a guy to get a haircut. Salvi’s has been in Newton MA forever. It was once on Galen St. It is now at 386 Watertown St. in The Lake ...
09/27/2011
Every home has a story.Someone selected just the right parcel of land. Then someone created the design and drafted the plans. Craftsmen built the house from those plans. That first family moved into the new house and made it their home. They lived their lives in this house. Maybe they had childre...
09/25/2011
Morning Silver Gallery in West Newton MAMorning Silver Gallery, located at 1276 Washington Street in West Newton Center in Newton MA, is a jewelry and gift shop with a creative selection of items. Morning Silver Gallery has a focus of hand-made, craft items. They have a wonderful selection of sil...
09/23/2011
The Islington Peninsula in the village of Auburndale in Newton, MA The Islington Peninsula in the village of Auburndale in Newton, MA, is a quiet, secluded neighborhood of ninety-seven single-family homes on and near the Charles River. Despite its seclusion the Islington Peninsula is conveniently...
09/22/2011
Newton MA Short Sale and Lender Owned (REO) Market Report for September 2011Yes, there are short sales and lender owned properties everywhere, even in affluent Newton MA.Short SalesThere are currently 10 properties listed in the MLSPIN that are flagged as short sales requiring lender approval. Of...
09/21/2011
Parkview Homes affordable housing construction completed in the village of Auburndale MA in Newton MA   The ten affordable housing units of Parkview Homes located at 192 Lexington Street in the village of Auburndale in Newton, MA were recently completed this month and are now being sold. There ar...
09/18/2011
This started out as a longish comment to Paula Smith's blog Rolling With The Punches about taking her grandchild on a showing. One time in my law practice I had to take my Alzheimer's suffering mother to a half-day wage claim administrative appeal trial in front of a judge because I couldn't fin...
09/10/2011
This is my new painting, "Upheaval," by Hopedale, MA artist, Sarah Alexander. She recently concluded a show at the Needham, MA library. You can see more of her art work at her website: www.wanderingmindstudio.comWe were friends from elementary school but had not been in touch since this past yea...
09/08/2011
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