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February 2009 - JANET PORCARO

Best Thai Food Experience West of Boston

Amarin of Thailand, http://www.amarinofthailand.com/, in Newton Corner is a special place for me. My son and I would go there when he was little and have a special mother son dinner. We would order, Beef Satay, better known as beef on a stick, tofu noodles, and more. It was manditory that we finish with coconut icecream. The waiter knew us by name and they always made sure we sat at his station. Particularly worth noting is their special area for larger parties with a beautifully carved table and traditional floor pillows. For one of my more significant birthdays, we made a reservation so that we could all sit on the floor and enjoy–it was awesome.

Newton’s Community Portal Connecting Like Minded People

www.OurNewton.org is beginning to gain momentum. The purpose of the site is to help build social capital. Webster defines social as an ally, associate, and capital as a stock of accumulated goods, the value of these accumulated goods. If we think of Newton as a tapestry, OurNewton.org can help make this tapestry richer and more cohesive. For example, if you wish to find information about the history of Newton, you could search the site and find all the events scheduled in Newton on this topic.

Right now, the work is to encourage non-profit agencies who reach out to the city to register for the site and create an entry in the Guide. Those same agencies that are in the printed guide from city hall could be available on line. These agencies can also post calendar events and stories. Citizens can also post community events.

The site is volunteer driven and welcomes new members. The look of the site is a work in progress and we are open to suggestions. For now, go in and register and find the “Where is this in Newton?” pictures. Take a guess just for fun.

TeenLife Boston

This Sunday, February 8th, from 1 to 4 pm, teens will be flocking to the Chestnut Hill Mall to attend the Community Service Fair organized by a wonderful new company called TeenLife Boston. Difficult times spawn opportunities. In this market, we have the chance to strengthen our social fabric. You can help to plant the seeds for strong work ethics in today’s youth and help teach them the value of giving back to your community. This event should be a wonderful opportunity to expose your teen to volunteer and job opportunities outside of school. Companies can explore avenues for creating internships for teens. To register for this free event go to:


Open House in Jamaica Plain on Sunday

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Jamaica Plain, Boston  –  We invite everyone to visit our open house at 7 Lakeville Road Unit 2 on February 8 from 1:30 AM to 3:00 PM. This is a beautiful Beacon Hill style condominium, spacious and full of old world charm. With today’s rates and prices, this would be an excellent investment for the discerning buyer.

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