HOW NEWTON, MA HAS CHANGED SINCE I LEFT *A JOG PAST MY CHILDHOOD LANDMARKS*

After living in Chicago, I went back home for a funeral. I decided to go for a jog past the places that meant the most to me growing up.
  1. Newton center update: banks closing to make space for new banks. If a store lasts more than a year, it can make it anywhere
  2. My snap chat story thinks I go to BC... *cue the post-life-back-to-school depression*
    A detour through the BC campus was not the move
  3. Fall is more beautiful in New England
    And more noisy from the leaf blowers ... which I just learned are now banned?
  4. The chestnut hill mall is timeless
    And is the only thing that hasn't changed
  5. Outside LA-style malls are the new big thing. I'm sad I missed them but confused by their presence in New England
  6. The new playground I acted out the love story in Star Wars with my crush while I went to Ward school is now the broken down, old playground petitioned to get rebuilt
    Metaphor for my imagination?
  7. Tudor houses are beautiful
    Nowhere else have I seen such a large selection
  8. As a Catholic, I miss my Jewish roots