Newton Centre, Massachusetts

Newton Centre is a village of Newton, Massachusetts, United States. The main commercial center of Newton Centre is a triangular area surrounding the intersections of Beacon Street, Centre Street, and Langley Road. It is the largest downtown area among all the villages of Newton, and serves as a large upscale shopping destination for the western suburbs of Boston. The Newton City Hall and War Memorial is located at 1000 Commonwealth Avenue in Newton Centre.[1]

Newton Centre, Massachusetts
Union Street in Newton Centre
Union Street
Newton Centre, Massachusetts is located in Massachusetts
Newton Centre, Massachusetts
Newton Centre, Massachusetts
Coordinates: Coordinates: 42°19′50″N 71°11′40″W / 42.33056°N 71.19444°W
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
90 m (300 ft)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)617


K-12 Education

  • The Newton Montessori School is a private school located at 80 Crescent Street in Newton Centre
  • Mason-Rice Elementary School is a public elementary school operated by Newton Public Schools located at 149 Pleasant Street

Colleges and universities

Historic pictorial map

1897 Newton Centre bird's eye view

See also


  1. ^ "Newton City Hall 1000 Commonwealth Ave Newton, MA City Government-Executive Offices - MapQuest". Retrieved 2017-03-29.

External links

Andover Theological Seminary

Andover Theological Seminary is located in Newton, Massachusetts. Andover Theological Seminary and Newton Theological Institution merged formally in 1965 to form the Andover Newton Theological School.

Capt. Edward Durant House

The Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds is a historic late First Period house at 286 Waverly Avenue in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, that is now a historic house museum.

Colby Hall (Newton, Massachusetts)

Colby Hall is an historic building on the campus of Andover Newton Theological School at 141 Herrick Road in the village of Newton Centre in Newton, Massachusetts. It was built in 1866 in a mixture of Second Empire and Romanesque styles. It was named for Gardner Colby (1810–79), who was treasurer of the school and also was the benefactor of Waterville College in Maine, which changed its name to Colby College in his honor. On January 30, 1978. it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.In 1977, Colby Hall was renovated by Drummey Rosane Anderson, Inc. (D-R-A) to serve as its design center.

College of the Sacred Heart

College of the Sacred Heart may refer to:

A former name of Regis University, Denver, Colorado

A former name of Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York

Baradene College of the Sacred Heart, Aukland, New Zealand

Campion College of the Sacred Heart, former name of Campion High School (1880-1975), Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

Newton College of the Sacred Heart, Newton Centre, Massachusetts

Emilio Q. Daddario

Emilio Quincy Daddario (September 24, 1918 – July 7, 2010) was an American Democratic politician from Connecticut. He served as a member of the 86th through 91st United States Congresses.

Hebrew College

Hebrew College is a college of Jewish studies in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. Founded in 1921, Hebrew College is committed to Jewish scholarship in a pluralistic, trans-denominational academic environment. The president of the college is Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld. Hebrew College offers undergraduate completion and graduate degrees, Hebrew-language training, a rabbinical school, a cantorial program and adult-learning and youth-education programs.

John McGrath (ice hockey)

John William McGrath (March 10, 1891 – February 18, 1924) was a Canadian amateur ice hockey player and private secretary and advisor to former President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt between 1912–1916.

Jonathan Sarna

Jonathan D. Sarna (born 10 January 1955) is the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History in the department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts and director of its Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program.

List of Jewish universities and colleges in the United States

Jewish universities and colleges in the U.S. include:

American Jewish University, formerly University of Judaism and Brandeis-Bardin Institute (merged), Los Angeles, California.

Baltimore Hebrew University, now Baltimore Hebrew Institute, Towson University, Maryland

Bramson ORT College, New York City (closed)

Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

Chicago ORT Technical Institute, Skokie, Illinois (closed)

Gratz College, Melrose Park, Pennsylvania

Hebrew College, Newton Centre, Massachusetts

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, several locations in the United States

Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York City

Karaite Jewish University, California (not accredited as an academic institution)

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, Chicago

Touro College and University System, New York City

Touro Law Center, Long Island, New York

Yeshiva University, New York City

Yeshiva College (Yeshiva University)

Stern College for Women

Yeshiva of Greater Washington, Maryland

Massachusetts Bible Society

The Massachusetts Bible Society is a Christian, ecumenical organization founded on July 6, 1809 at a ceremony in the Representatives Chamber of the Massachusetts State House. It was formally incorporated on February 10, 1810 and is the third oldest Bible Society in the United States, following the Philadelphia society, founded December 12, 1808 (now known as the Pennsylvania Bible Society), and the Connecticut society, founded in the Spring of 1809. The offices of the society are located in Newton Centre, Massachusetts on the campus of Andover Newton Theological School.

While affiliated with the National Association of State and Regional Bible Societies and often working with the American Bible Society and the International Bible Society, the Massachusetts Bible Society is an independent organization governed by its own Board of Trustees.

Melville Y. Stewart

Melville Y. Stewart (born 1935) is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, Bethel University, (Saint Paul, Minnesota).Stewart has a B.A. from Gordon College, (Wenham, Massachusetts), an M. Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), an S.T.M. from Andover Newton Theological School, (Newton Centre, Massachusetts), an M.A. from the University of Connecticut, (Storrs, Connecticut), a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, (Minneapolis, Minnesota) and he did Postdoctoral work at Oxford University, (Oxford, England) in 1986. May 21, 2015, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) degree from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA.

Newton Centre station

Newton Centre is a light rail station on the MBTA Green Line "D" Branch, located in the Newton Centre village of Newton, Massachusetts. A former regional rail station, it was converted for light rail use and reopened on July 4, 1959, along with the rest of the line. The 1891-built station and express office are part of the Newton Railroad Stations Historic District, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Newton College of the Sacred Heart

Newton College of the Sacred Heart was a small women's liberal arts college in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. It opened in 1946 and merged with Boston College in June 1974.

The college was highly regarded during its time, and in 1971 founded the Institute for Open Education, which later became Cambridge College. Like many women's colleges during the 1960s and 1970s, its applications and profits were hurt by coeducation. By the time of its closing, it was $5 million in debt.

After its closing, Boston College assumed responsibility for paying off Newton's debt and also continued the undergraduate program for Newton's students through graduation. It began to oversee services and programs for the approximately 3,000 living alumnae of Newton. In 1997, with the assistance of Newton's alumnae association, Boston College created the Newton College Alumnae Professorship in Western Culture.

Today, the 40-acre (162,000 m²), 15-building Newton campus is the home of the Boston College Law School, as well as dormitories for first-year Boston College students. The campus is approximately 1.5 miles (2 km) away from the main Chestnut Hill campus of Boston College.

Newton Theological Institution

Newton Theological Institution was a Baptist theological seminary founded on November 28, 1825 in Newton Centre, Massachusetts.Newton adopted the graduate education model and three-year curriculum pioneered by Andover Theological Seminary, with which it shared a theological tradition of evangelistic zeal. Students from the two institutions were at the forefront of the modern missionary movement.

Rachel Platten

Rachel Ashley Platten (born May 20, 1981) is an American singer and songwriter. After releasing two albums independently in 2003 and 2011, she signed with Columbia Records in 2015 and released her debut single, "Fight Song", which peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, topped charts in the United Kingdom and peaked within the top ten of multiple charts worldwide. Platten won a Daytime Emmy Award for a live performance of the song on Good Morning America. Her major-label debut studio album, Wildfire (2016), was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and featured the follow-up singles "Stand by You" and "Better Place". Her second major-label album, Waves (2017), peaked at number 73 in the United States of America.

Randolph Sinks Foster

Randolph Sinks Foster (February 22, 1820 – May 1, 1903) was an American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, elected in 1872.

Born on 22 February 1820 at Williamsburg, Ohio, U.S., the son of Israel Foster and Mary "Polly" Kain,

he attended Augusta College in Kentucky, but left to become a Preacher in the Ohio Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church when he was only seventeen. He was ordained to the Traveling Ministry by Bishops Waugh and Hedding. He went on to become the Pastor of the Mulberry Street M.E. Church in New York City, where he met Daniel Drew, the financier who provided the original funding for the Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, New Jersey.

Prior to his election to the Episcopacy, Foster served in pastoral appointments and in educational work. He was President of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1857-1860. He also accepted John McClintock's invitation to become Professor of Systematic Theology at Drew. After the death of Drew's first President in 1870, Foster was elected to that post, remaining there until becoming a Bishop in 1872, when he was assigned to the Cincinnati, Ohio area.

He died at Newton Centre, Massachusetts on 1 May 1903. He was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.

Symphony for Classical Orchestra (Shapero)

Harold Shapero completed the Symphony for Classical Orchestra in B-flat major on March 10, 1947, in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. It is written for an orchestra consisting of piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B-flat, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones and one bass (silent until the Finale), timpani and strings. Although labelled "Classical," many of the work's features point to Beethoven rather than Haydn or Mozart, such as "the way in which Shapero paces himself, alternating long passages in the tonic and the dominant, with fast, dramatic modulations often reserved for transitions and developments." Nicolas Slonimsky remarked on how the piece is "premeditatedly cast in the proclamatory key of B-flat major, the natural tonality of the bugle, and ending in a display of tonic major triads." But there are modern features as well, with "the work's orchestration, in general, ... distinctively bright and brassy, and undoubtedly derived a fair amount from Piston and Copland, as well as from the composer's experience as a dance band arranger."The work is in four movements:

Adagio = 48, 3/8 — Allegro = 120 2/2

Adagietto = 54, E-flat major, 8/8

Vivace . = 132 a due battute or . = 138 a quattro battute, G major — E major — G major

Allegro con spirito = 138-144Some commentators have found hints of the blues in the slow introduction to the first movement. The ensuing Allegro is.

The Adagietto's theme "is classically balletic, with supple rhythms, graceful turns, sighing fourths, and sweet appoggiaturas and suspensions." The movement consists of "quasi-variations that ... are organized according to the sonata principle."For the Scherzo, Shapero indicates it could be taken at two measures (battute) or four measures. These instructions naturally suggest the influence of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, but the scherzo theme itself ... points more directly to the Third; Shapero updates Beethoven's two-note idea ... to include a jazzy flatted third. The movement contains other Beethovenian features: ghostly chromatics, ... a sort of peasant stomping, ... and a generous sense of humor, sometimes quite broad."The Finale is rich in interconnections to the preceding movements, but especially the first movement.The symphony was given its premiere performance by Leonard Bernstein conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra on January 30, 1948 and later in Hague. "Bernstein went on ... to record the whole work with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, a recording rough in spots, but whose passion and finesse clearly suited the music." By the end of the twentieth century, there was only one other recording of the piece, by André Previn and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, a fact that has not helped the work's reception. Aaron Copland thought highly of Shapero but did not like his inclination to "hide the brilliance of his own gifts behind the cloak of the great masters." Of Copland's works, Shapero always admired the Short Symphony, even after Copland's popular Symphony No. 3, of which "Shapero criticized, among other things, the first movement's trombone melody."Much later on in his life, Copland dedicated one of his Emily Dickinson settings to Shapero. Prior to the Symphony for Classical Orchestra, the composer, still in his twenties, "was producing a series of chamber and orchestral works, each one longer and grander than the last," but afterwards wrote rather little music for the rest of his life. Fellow composer Arthur Berger, who like Shapero was a member of the "Harvard Stravinsky school, and considered the latter to be "arguably the most talented of us all," was puzzled by the way the latter's "composing activity tapered off" after "this illustrious beginning."


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