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In an oped column in the TAB, John Koot and Isabelle Albeck of the newly formed group Newton Villages Alliance write….

Whether they have been living here for decades or recently moved here, most residents chose Newton precisely for its suburban qualities, not because they hope to see it grow ever more urban.

Since I’m not aware of any polls or research that have been conducted on this question, I’m guessing Koot and Albeck have reached that conclusion based on their own anecdotal  evidence or hunch.

So let’s put out there for discussion.

Why did you, or do you, chose to live in Newton? And do you share Koot’s and Albeck’s fears of becoming like Brookline or Somerville?