I just saw this on the Lower Falls email list.
“It’s clear that a pipe has exploded under (route) 16 at Concord. You might want to fill up your bathtubs/pitchers. My water pressure is already going.”
Does anyone have any more details?
Today, Sunday, September 21, an Indian Folk Festival & Bazaar was held with musical entertainment in the War Memorial auditorium at Newton City Hall. Also, dance was performed and a bazaar was held on the lawn outside. Despite the threat of rain everything went off without a hitch and a good time was had by all.
Newt weekend check out Newtonville Village Day & Jazz Festival from noon – 5:00 PM on Walnut Street between Washington Street and Washington Park. There will be live entertainment on two stages, vendors, kid’s activities and much more.
Rancatore’s is coming to the village! At least according to the signage in the vacant All About Shoe store right next to the Rox Diner. For those who have never been, Rancatore’s has shops in Belmont and Lexington and has some wonderful flavors. In addition to the regular flavors we’re all used to, you can get ginger, bourbon butter pecan, Irish coffee and cookies or gingersnap molasses.
It certainly adds to Newtonville’s growing food flavors, putting a cherry on top of the other culinary offerings. It’s enough to make me want to hug Olaf!
Not too far away, across the street from the Boys and Girls Club, Yogurt Beach has opened. This is owned by a Newton family who lives nearby and took over for an old convenience store. It’s much cheaper than the other froyo place in town, but lacks tables. I’m told that they’re currently waiting on permitting from the city in order to put them in.
Frankly, given the location, offerings and layout, it all the makings of a local kids hangout, similar to what you’d see on Disney Tween programming. For me, it’s just nice to stop in, get something sweet and not have to mortgage the house.
Of course, with all these sweets I’m worried that my waistband will “Let it Go.”
Newton was named the best U.S. city to live in by 24/7 Wall St. for cities with a population exceeding 65,000. 24/7 Wall St. which describes itself as a financial news and opinion operation, evaluated economic data points such as median household income, cost of living, employment growth between 2011 and 2013, and the 2013 unemployment rate. Crime, economy, education, and housing were all factors receiving full weight, while environment, leisure, and infrastructure received half weight.
Here’s what they had to say about Newton: read more…
As of 6:15 PM on Tuesday, September 16, the roads have reopened, after being closed for most of the afternoon, at Mill and Walnut Streets. It appeared as though three motorcycles were headed north on Walnut Street and one of them hit a dump truck that looked as if it had been making a left turn from Mill onto Walnut. A State Police accident reconstruction team arrived at the scene to do their investigation. Writing on the door of the dump truck identified it as belonging to D&S Landscaping of Newton.
From the mayor’s office today…
September 16, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A raccoon captured on September 11, 2014 has tested positive for rabies. The raccoon was found near the Auburndale Ave entrance of the Dolan Pond conservation area in West Newton. If you, or your pet, may have had an encounter with a raccoon in this area on or around the above date, please contact the Massachusetts Epidemiology Program at (617) 983-6800 or the Newton Health & Human Services Department at (617) 796-1420.
Rabies is a very serious viral disease that affects the brain and spinal cord of mammals. The virus is spread when an animal with rabies bites or comes into salivary contact with another animal or person. The virus can also spread if the affected animal’s saliva gets into a scratch or other wound, or the eyes, nose or mouth of another person or animal.
Newton residents who live around or regularly visit the Dolan Pond Conservation Area should read more…
Newton Cares: Coalition for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, is holding a kick-off meeting on Tuesday, Sept.23, from 4-6 pm at the Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street. The Coalition’s mission is “to raise awareness and identify strategies to assist in creating a healthy, empowered community that promotes emotional well-being across the lifespan.” All Newton citizens, educators, students and mental health professionals interested in the Coalition’s mission are invited to attend.
I’m a frequent blogger, but this is only the second time I have actually posted something to Village 14. Tomorrow evening, the Board of Aldermen is scheduled to vote to appropriate $2.4 million to purchase 3 homes on Beacon Street to help accommodate a new and enlarged elementary school on the site of the current Zervas School.
I’m a member of the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council and some of our members have been at the forefront in advancing Plan B. Be that as it may, I have been an observer rather than a real participant during the recent debate between the two plans.
I’ve reviewed as best I can both the Plan A and Plan B proposals and an aggressively crafted rejoinder to Plan B by the Zervas Working Group that was circulated to Board members this afternoon, only one day before the Aldermen are scheduled to vote.
Most importantly, I also listened with keen interest to comments by Alderman Ted Hess Mahan at a recent Board meeting along with several pungent comments on this blog by a very thoughtful and articulate individual who blogs under the name Patrick. Both emphatically argue that there is simply not read more…
Come out and support your community farm and have a great time with whole family at the 8th annual Newton Community Farm Fall Festival on Sunday Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bring the strangest tomatoes, eggplant, and squash from your garden to be judged by Farmer Greg and friends in a quest to find the read more…
A recent Tab editorial by Newton’s Sustainability Director Rob Garrity highlighted great progress Newton has made in shrinking its carbon footprint. Newton deserves to be proud of its environmental leadership and the accomplishments.
Yet the largest single sector of greenhouse gas emissions – transportation – is conspicuously absent from the editorial. Newton needs a transportation sustainability plan that sets targets and timelines for carbon emissions reduction, and incentivizes the shift from single occupancy car travel to transit and active transportation by developing policies, plans, infrastructure and facilities to achieve those targets.
What should be Newton’s transportation sustainability goals and targets?
“The Folklorist” isn’t the only locally produced video series in town. Newton actress Linda Goetz began producing her own video web series in the last few years. Last year she produced “Brillig” a series about a grown up Alice who’s Wonderland past begins to catch up with her. At the moment, she’s working on “Adder Mountain” a series set in 1930’s Appalachia.
This week, she needed a nasty, brutish, son-of-a-bitch prison guard, so naturally read more…