Pizza restaurant reopens 18 months after fatal crash

Newton’s Sweet Tomatoes is open once more.

The pizza shop made the announcement Monday on its social media pages, more than 18 months after a driver crashed through its front window and killed two people.

West Newton is open!!

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Customers Gregory Morin, 32, of Newton, and Eleanor Miele, 57, of Watertown, were both killed in the crash, which injured seven others. Bradford Casler, 55 at the time of the crash, who was the driver, was charged with two counts of motor vehicle homicide and one count of operating a motor vehicle to endanger.

The pizza shop was boarded up for many months while it was repaired.

“We would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all the [Newton] responders,” the restaurant’s Monday social media post reads. “Please come enjoy a slice on us.”

Newton Mayor Setti Warren extended his congratulations to the restaurant on its reopening.

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