A report on Newton, Massachusetts

Emily Lavan, Heartbreak Hill, 2005 Boston Marathon
Union Street, Newton Centre
The Jackson Homestead
Chestnut Hill Reservoir
Newton Public Library
A panoramic view of Newton North High School

City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.

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Middlesex County, Massachusetts

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Located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in the United States.

Located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in the United States.

It is included in the Census Bureau's Boston–Cambridge–Newton, MA–NH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Boston

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Capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States and 24th-most populous city in the country.

Capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States and 24th-most populous city in the country.

In 1773, a group of angered Bostonian citizens threw a shipment of tea by the East India Company into Boston Harbor as a response to the Tea Act, in an event known as the Boston Tea Party.
Map showing a British tactical evaluation of Boston in 1775.
Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It, 1860, by J.W. Black, the first recorded aerial photograph
State Street, 1801
View of downtown Boston from Dorchester Heights, 1841
Tremont Street, 1843
The was home to the Boston city council from 1865 to 1969.
General view of Boston, by J. J. Hawes, c. 1860s–1880s
Haymarket Square, 1909
Back Bay neighborhood
Boston as seen from ESA Sentinel-2. Boston Harbor, at the center, has made Boston a major shipping port since its founding.
Panoramic map of Boston (1877)
200 Clarendon Street is the tallest building in Boston, with a roof height of 790 ft.
Boston's skyline in the background, with fall foliage in the foreground
A graph of cumulative winter snowfall at Logan International Airport from 1938 to 2015. The four winters with the most snowfall are highlighted. The snowfall data, which was collected by NOAA, is from the weather station at the airport.
Per capita income in the Greater Boston area, by US Census block group, 2000. The dashed line shows the boundary of the City of Boston.
Map of racial distribution in Boston, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
Chinatown, with its paifang gate, is home to many Chinese and also Vietnamese restaurants.
U.S. Navy sailors march in Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. Irish Americans constitute the largest ethnicity in Boston.
Boston gay pride march, held annually in June
Old South Church, a United Church of Christ congregation first organized in 1669
Boston Latin School was established in 1635 and is the oldest public high school in the US.
Map of Boston-area universities
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is often cited as among the world's top universities
Harvard Business School, one of the country's top business schools
A Boston Police cruiser on Beacon Street
The Old State House, a museum on the Freedom Trail near the site of the Boston massacre
In the nineteenth century, the Old Corner Bookstore became a gathering place for writers, including Emerson, Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller. Here James Russell Lowell printed the first editions of The Atlantic Monthly.
Symphony Hall, home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Museum of Fine Arts
Population density and elevation above sea level in Greater Boston (2010)
Fenway Park is the oldest professional baseball stadium still in use.
The Celtics play at the TD Garden.
Harvard Stadium, the first collegiate athletic stadium built in the U.S.
An aerial view of Boston Common
Chamber of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in the Massachusetts State House
Boston City Hall is a Brutalist landmark in the city
Harvard Medical School, one of the most prestigious medical schools in the world
An MBTA Red Line train departing Boston for Cambridge. Bostonians depend heavily on public transit, with over 1.3 million Bostonians riding the city's buses and trains daily (2013).
South Station, the busiest rail hub in New England, is a terminus of Amtrak and numerous MBTA rail lines.
Bluebikes in Boston
Michelle Wu, the 55th Mayor of Boston
Headquarters of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

It is bordered to the east by the town of Winthrop and the Boston Harbor Islands, to the northeast by the cities of Revere, Chelsea and Everett, to the north by the cities of Somerville and Cambridge, to the northwest by Watertown, to the west by the city of Newton and town of Brookline, to the southwest by the town of Dedham and small portions of Needham and Canton, and to the southeast by the town of Milton, and the city of Quincy.

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area as a major suburb of Boston.

City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area as a major suburb of Boston.

Map showing the original boundaries of Cambridge and other Massachusetts cities and towns
George Washington in Cambridge, 1775
Map of Cambridge from 1873
1852 Map of Boston area showing Cambridge and regional rail lines and highlighting the course of the Middlesex Canal. Cambridge is toward the bottom of the map and outlined in yellow, and should not be confused with the pink-outlined and partially cropped "West Cambridge", now Arlington.
A view from Boston of Harvard's Weld Boathouse and Cambridge in winter. The Charles River is in the foreground.
Buildings of Kendall Square, center of Cambridge's biotech economy, seen from the Charles River
Fogg Museum, Harvard
Longfellow House–Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
Stata Center, MIT
Simmons Hall, MIT
Alewife Brook Reservation
Cambridge City Hall in the 1980s
Aerial view of part of MIT's main campus
Dunster House, Harvard
The 1888 part of the Cambridge Public Library
Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square
Central Station on the MBTA Red Line
The Weeks Bridge provides a pedestrian-only connection between Boston's Allston-Brighton neighborhood and Cambridge over the Charles River.
Engine 2, Paramedic Squad 2, Ladder 3 firehouse
Central Square
Harvard Square
Inman Square

The town comprised a much larger area than the present city, with various outlying parts becoming independent towns over the years: Cambridge Village (later Newtown and now Newton) in 1688, Cambridge Farms (now Lexington) in 1712 or 1713, and Little or South Cambridge (now Brighton) and Menotomy or West Cambridge (now Arlington) in 1807.

Approaching the former West Stockbridge toll plaza traveling eastbound, January 2008

Massachusetts Turnpike

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Toll highway in the U.S. state of Massachusetts that is maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).

Toll highway in the U.S. state of Massachusetts that is maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).

Approaching the former West Stockbridge toll plaza traveling eastbound, January 2008
The "Weston tolls" that separated the Western Turnpike from the Boston Extension, October 2006
The eastern terminus of the turnpike in the state, and I-90 nationally, at Route 1A in Boston
Now-demolished toll plaza on an exit ramp, January 2016
Toll ticket used prior to conversion to open road tolling
Fare collection gantry in Newton
A map of the proposed highway put forth in the 1948 Massachusetts Highway Master Plan. These proposed roadways would become some of the state's most important transportation routes in the eastern portion of the state.
Billboard advertising the construction of the Turnpike, c. 1956
New York Central Railroad (Boston and Albany parent company) employee magazine Headlights from February 1965 showing an aerial photograph of the completed Boston Extension of the Massachusetts Turnpike
Diagram of the highway system in downtown Boston before and after completion of the Big Dig
Boston traffic crawling over the closed Ted Williams Tunnel entrance during rush hour, one day after the ceiling collapse
Star Market (briefly Shaw's Supermarket) was built over the turnpike in Newtonville
The Massachusetts Turnpike near the Chicopee exit
Ludlow Service Plaza westbound
Lee Service Plaza eastbound

It is a four-lane highway from the New York state border through its interchange with I-84 at exit 78 in Sturbridge; it expands to six lanes beyond this interchange, and briefly travels with eight lanes from exit 127 in Newton through exit 133 by the Prudential Center in Boston.

Brookline, Massachusetts

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Town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in the United States, and part of the Boston metropolitan area.

Town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in the United States, and part of the Boston metropolitan area.

1858 map of north-central Norfolk County, showing Brookline (upper left) along with Dorchester, Roxbury and West Roxbury, all three of which were later annexed by Boston
Overlooking Leverett Pond in Olmsted Park from the Brookline side
Brookline Village MBTA D-Train stop

The city of Newton lies to the west of Brookline.

Watertown, Massachusetts

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City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and is part of Greater Boston.

City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and is part of Greater Boston.

Saltonstall's landing spot in Watertown, also known as Elbridge Gerry Landing
Edmund Fowle House, built in the 1700s and used by the Massachusetts government during the Revolutionary War
Browne House, built c. 1694
St. Stephen Armenian Apostolic Church
Hairenik Association building – Watertown, Mass.
Benjamin Robbins Curtis
Eliza Dushku

To the north, it is bordered by the town of Belmont, along Belmont Street; to the south, it is bordered by Newton and Brighton—the border being largely formed by the Charles River.

Waltham, Massachusetts

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City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, and was an early center for the labor movement as well as a major contributor to the American Industrial Revolution.

City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, and was an early center for the labor movement as well as a major contributor to the American Industrial Revolution.

Boston Manufacturing Company
Waltham, 1793
Map of Waltham, 1877
The Charles River in Waltham
Age Distribution
Waltham Supermarket on Main Street, established in 1936, was a large historic grocery store that closed in the 1990s. The building continues to be a supermarket, occupied subsequently by Shaw's, then Victory, and now Hannaford.
Brandeis University
Deena (Drossin) Kastor

Part of Newton annexed to Waltham.

Westbound entering Wellesley

Massachusetts Route 16

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59.8646 mi east–west state highway in Massachusetts.

59.8646 mi east–west state highway in Massachusetts.

Westbound entering Wellesley
Eastbound entering Sherborn

Much of Route 16 east of the Newton-Wellesley town line, and especially from Cambridge eastward, is a multi-lane parkway, although it is not limited access for any significant length of road.

Wellesley, Massachusetts

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Town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States.

Town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States.

Central Street in Wellesley Square, looking west
Residence halls at Wellesley College
Commuter Rail train at Wellesley Hills
Sylvia Plath
Nate Freiman
Vladimir Nabokov
Steven Tyler

It is bordered on the east by Newton, on the north by Weston, on the south by Needham and Dover and on the west by Natick.

Brighton, Boston

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Former town and current neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States, located in the northwestern corner of the city.

Former town and current neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States, located in the northwestern corner of the city.

The Old First Church of Brighton 1744–1811
1852 map of Boston area showing Brighton and rail lines
Cemetery and apartment houses along Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton, near Chandler's Pond
Brighton High School
The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College

In 1630, land comprising present-day Allston–Brighton and Newton was assigned to Watertown.