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Newton Fourth Bestest Tiny Town; Microsoft Square!

NEWTON—Well, then: Money names the suburb America's fourth best small city to live. "There's also a wealth of activities, from swimming at Crystal Lake to browsing boutiques in Newton Centre to celebrations like Taste of Newton. Though housing prices are high, families say the perks are well worth it." [CNN Money]

CAMBRIDGE—In Kendall Square, angst over Microsoft's signage: "The Microsoft blade sign jutting out onto Main Street and challenging the Kendall Square T stop sign for prominence—'Welcome to Microsoft Square!' recent City Council candidate Tom Stohlman quipped last month—was not really a surprise." [Day]

Kendall Square

Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA