Houston: for a Better Newton

Houston: for a Better Newton

I would like to introduce myself to many in Newton whom I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting. I am Braden Houston and I have been living in Newton for over 15 years. Along with my wife Jennifer and our two daughters Beckett (10) and Blake (5), we have made...

Another candidate enters mayoral race

Couldn’t help but notice this star-spangled video on my Twitter feed. Eli Katzoff, owner of a video production company, has already introduced himself on another thread. What does he bring to this race? His website is short on details, but there are a few issues listed, some familiar some not so much.

A more complete Needham Street

A more complete Needham Street

The Needham Times reports that MassDOT is considering revisions to the Needham Street reconstruction plans, based on comments received last fall.  After the public 75% design plan presentation, Complete Streets advocates from Newton, in conjunction with local and...
Amateur Planner on Auburndale, part 2

Amateur Planner on Auburndale, part 2

Recently in his blog (highly recommended for transportation nerds) Ari Ofsevit published a blistering critique of the $11M MBTA proposal to build a one-track ADA-compliant station at Auburndale. He points out that for the same price, all three Newton stations could...