While listening to the news this morning, I managed to forge a possible connection between two facts:

  1. On the one hand, the New England Casket Company, whose facility was burned down last month, is searching for a new Massachusetts city in which to build a new manufacturing plant. According to the news report, they have been looking in Chelsea, Lawrence and at the site of their original property.
  2. The population of Newton is aging rapidly and could use commercial and manufacturing businesses to help to carry the tax burden and to moderate residential property taxation.

It seems to me that a mutually acceptable relationship could be found, perhaps involving tax credits and casket discounting! With a long-time mattress producer nearby, maybe even another connection could be made on Needham Street!