Although I suspect only one of the authors may have read this book, Newtonville activists Marc Kaufman and Kathleen Kouril Grieser weighed in on Mayor Setti Warren’s selection of Austin Street Partners to develop the Austin Street parking lot in the week’s Newton TAB. One column, I’d describe as cautiously optimistic. The other sounds a warning to residents in another village. Both offer different historical perspectives and context. If you haven’t done so yet, read them both and then come back and discuss.