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Shaw's over the Massachusetts Turnpike, Newtonville MA
Mass Turnpike at Newtonville, showing supermarket with early use of air rights

Newtonville is a village of Newton, Massachusetts.

Newtonville is a predominantly residential neighborhood. It is divided into two parts by the Massachusetts Turnpike and MBTA commuter rail, which runs through it below grade, so that there are several bridges over the turnpike. The Star Market on Austin Street (formerly Shaw's) was one of the first projects in the country to buy air rights for construction; the supermarket is built over the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Newtonville was once served by the now defunct Newton Nexus bus, a free service provided by the city of Newton. Walnut Street is the main street of the village. The urban section of the road is home to restaurants, bakeries, and cafes, several banks, a specialty camera store, multiple fitness centers, and dry cleaners. Branching off of Walnut is the Austin Street commercial area, which sports a Starbucks, and a Goodwill dropoff.

On the north side of the turnpike, on Washington Street (which runs parallel to the Massachusetts Turnpike) there are many more restaurants, hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, liquor stores, Newton's largest Post Office, and a Whole Foods supermarket.

Located in Newtonville is Newton North High School, one of the city's two high schools. Also located in Newtonville is the MBTA Commuter Rail train station, which is serviced by the buses 59, 553, 554, and 556.

Images of Newtonville
Old fashion photo of an old fashion trolley
Newtonville trolley, around the turn of the 20th century 
Stately white homes
Residential section of Walnut Street in Newtonville 
artsy long-exposure of car lights on a highway, with a train
The Turnpike and MBTA rail line cuts Newtonville in half 
Gold coin with bust of Washington facing slightly left
Masonic Building in Newtonville 

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