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Austin Street report turns out to be fake news

Austin Street report turns out to be fake news

During Monday's city council meeting, Councilor Emily Norton took many of her colleagues, city officials and audience members by surprise when she reported that Austin Street Partners -- the developer building the mixed use property at 28 Austin Street -- had announced at a meeting that they've decided not to include a restaurant in their project because the cooking...

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Recycle your pizza boxes!

Recycle your pizza boxes!

Pizza boxes are somewhat controversial in our house. For years we've been told that we can't recycle them because they're covered in grease. I once watched a video of a guy who claimed to discover the "greatest pizza box on Earth" at Eataly in New York. That box could be recycled because it construction repelled grease. My son also interned for the DPW and was...

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TODAY: August 15th is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR THE SEPTEMBER PRIMARY

VOTE!  VOTE!  VOTE! Today, August 15th  is the very last day to register to vote for the September Primary.  Please be sure to register.  Tuesday, September 4th (YES the day after Labor Day) is the date for the primary elections. Full disclosure, I am a life-long Democrat.  But what's most important to me is that everyone, EVERYONE, go out and exercise their right...

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Newton’s News Desert: We’re not alone

On this site a lot of pixels have been devoted to the loss of real reporting in this city of 85,000. I'm not alone in remembering receiving two weekly papers on my doorstep when I moved here in the mid 1990s. Those soon merged into one and now we have just a few pages of what one would consider "news" content each week.  The truth is, our local news operations have...

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