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August 2012 - JANET PORCARO

Welcome to Newton City Hall – Enjoy Your Visit!

Welcome to Newton City Hall – Enjoy Your Visit!

“THIRTEEN VILLAGES, ONE COMMUNITY” is the tagline for the City of Newton, setting a tone of collaboration and community prideCity Hall is more than bricks and mortar, the building and grounds are treasured by Newton citizens as a beautiful reminder of the best things about Newton: our diversity, our culture, and our values as a community.

Newton City Hall is Colonial Revival style and was built in 1932. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. The iconic building is grand with two beautiful white steeples that mark the landscape. The west side of the building contains The War Memorial with Greek temple-style portico supported by four Corinthian columns which has become a familiar meeting ground for public gatherings of all kinds.

Grounds Around Newton City Hall

photo from www.newtonma.gov

The landscaping around the building was designed by the celebrated Olmsted Brothers. The grounds are comprised of a beautiful pedestrian park with walking bridges over the pond and lovely mature trees and natural plantings.

Captured in the video is the outdoor installation exhibition “Cadences,” on City Hall Grounds.


5 Fun things to do in Auburndale!

5 Fun things to do in Auburndale!

Auburndale in Newton, Massachusetts is located along the banks of the Charles River which makes for beautiful parks and walking and biking paths. But there is more to beautiful Auburndale these days. The village center is full of charming places to stop of a bite, shop a little, or take in some local charm.  For commuters, there is easy access to all major routes by car. Public transportation can be accessed through The Green Line stop at Riverside, the Auburndale Commuter Rail Station, in

BreadSong Bakery

BreadSong Corner Bakery

Auburndale Community Library

Auburndale Community Library

Auburndale Center, or the many bus lines including the popular Express Bus.

Turtle Lane is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, which produces full-length Broadway musicals and original works, as well as providing education programs and community service and support. Our productions have garnered several Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) awards and nominations and the theater has been nominated as an “A-List – Best of Boston” theater by Boston’s CBS affiliate WBZ-TV. ~www.turtlelane.org

  • Visit the local Auburndale Community Library – The beautiful Auburndale Library is an amazing example of true community collaboration. The Auburndale Community Library is a non-profit community library staffed by volunteers and funded 100% by donations. Visit Aburndalelibrary.org
  • Turtle Lane Players

    Turtle Lane Players

    Enjoy a pastry and some amazing iced coffee at the BreadSong Bakery.

The New BreadSong Corner Bakery, we are a world-class, locally-owned artisan bakery in Auburndale, Massachusetts. We specialize in European-style crusty breads, tea breads and challah as well as a daily variety of breakfast and lunch foods, including sticky buns, muffins, scones, cookies, lunch rolls and pizza. ~www.breadsongbakery.com

  • Go shopping at the Just Next Door gift shop. “Where every day is a special occasion.” 327 Auburn St, Auburndale, MA, 617-965-6797
Everything old is new again!

Everything old is new again!

MLS # 71412025
7 Lakeville Avenue, Unit 4, Jamaica Plain, MA  02130
3 beds
1 bath
1347 sq ft approx
Listed for $419,000

View to the inside courtyard

This magnificent unit in a building with historic significance has been carefully restored/renovated to its former glory. The electrical has been completed updated including the rewiring and restoration of many of the original fixtures. The original claw foot tub in the bath has been equipped with Restoration Hardware fixtures and a rainforest shower head. The hardwood floors are original with the exception of the golden teak floor in the bath. Kitchen has the original porcelain sink but updated with disposal, stainless steel refrigerator and stove, full size washer dryer, and new portable dishwasher. Please stop by and visit. You will think you stepped back in time!

7 Lakeville Road

An abundance of architectural details

Don’t miss the beautiful inner courtyard with gardens planted for year round interest.

Stop by and visit the open house this Sunday, August 3, 2012  from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.


7 Lakeville Road

Original fireplace and plate rail

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Not your average rental in Auburndale!

Not your average rental in Auburndale!

MLS # 71406297
89 Staniford Street – Unit 5
Auburndale, MA 02466
Listed for $2,700 a month

89 Staniford Street, Auburndale, MA

Open living/dining room with fireplace

89 Staniford Street

Manicured grounds

This well kept home built in 1984 has had many recent updates. Even more,  the eat-in kitchen will be like brand new after the birch cabinetry and granite counter tops which are currently being installed. The unit has been freshly painted throughout–even the ceilings! The open living/dining area opens through sliders to the  yard. The second floor has all new carpets. The master bath is completely renovated with separate tub and shower. The unit comes with 1 deeded parking space and additional open parking is available in the complex. The best part is the location tucked away next to conservation land but convenient to major routes and public transportation.

Call Janet for a tour at 617.797.9497

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Read more about Auburndale here.