City and Teachers reach tentative agreement

City and Teachers reach tentative agreement

Just in from NTA president Mike Zilles: Dear Colleagues: Thanks to all of your incredible work supporting our union, today your NTA bargaining team reached a tentative agreement with the School Committee! We will be sharing more information as soon as possible about...
NewMo is here!

NewMo is here!

Newton’s new transportation service for seniors, Newton in Motion or NewMo, launched on Monday.  According to Jenna Fisher at the Patch:  “The service is part shuttle, part uber, and while it won’t take a rider just anywhere in the city –...
Hey buddy, can you spare a couple acres?

Hey buddy, can you spare a couple acres?

You might recall that the city has embarked on an ambitious project to replace our current, insufficient Senior Center with a new ‘Center for Active Living’ (NewCAL).  A project team has been working since last spring to define the programmatic needs and...

Newton’s Solar Challenge, in the State House

Jim Purdy on the Green Newton blog describes a bill in the MA legislature that, if passed, could put the brakes on Newton’s solar energy plans, including solar car parking lots and a solar Rumford landfill conversion. We’ve got a state delegation that is...
Major gap mended in the Charles River Greenway

Major gap mended in the Charles River Greenway

Along the Charles River in Waltham, near West Newton, a new bike/ped deck has just been completed. People used to have to make a complicated detour on busy roads to get from the Moody Street Dam to the resumption of the Greenway at Elm St.  Now, thanks to the MA Dept...

Easing into a later high school start time?

Its Wednesday at 9 a.m. Our 9th grade Newton South student is deep in REM sleep. School starts at 11:15am today for 9th graders at South because of PSAT testing.  It raises the question: can Newton ease into a later start time by piloting it one day a week?  Going...