COVID-19 “Stay at Home” Advisory

COVID-19 “Stay at Home” Advisory

Governor Charlie Baker has ordered all non-essential businesses to close starting Tuesday, under what he is calling “Stay at Home” advisory. Businesses which ignore the advisory will face a fine, and local authorities may be able to enforce the advisory...

DPU to Utilities: Moratorium on Shutting off Services

The DPU today issued letters to National Grid and Eversource under their emergency powers granted by 220 CMR 25.03(1) and the Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency. There will be a moratorium on shutting off gas and electric services for all residential...
Thank You

Thank You

I continue to be impressed by the basic human decency I see during these trying times. People organizing support for families that can’t afford this crisis or who are at risk. Restaurants that are already struggling offering free food to children who would go...

How do we prevent that from ever happening again

Much has been said and will be said about the results of the Northland question. I won’t get into the details here. But the fact that we had to have that debate at all was, in my opinion, deeply concerning.  Not because it was a referendum – I do believe...
Boston Globe Endorses Yes Vote on Northland Question

Boston Globe Endorses Yes Vote on Northland Question

The Boston Globe Editorial Board has endorsed a vote of Yes on the Northland ballot question that will be put before Newton voters on March 3rd, under the headline With a ‘yes’ vote on March 3, Newton can pave the way to fairer future.  America’s wealthy suburbs need...
Tales from Austin Street

Tales from Austin Street

Back when Northland was just a twinkle in an architect’s eye. Back when Riverside was just a deal that fell through. Before Riverdale and Washington Place and Dunstan East. Before Right Size Newton and Voters for a Vibrant Newton. At a time when many housing...
The Progressive Case for Housing

The Progressive Case for Housing

I wanted to share some links I put together as sort of a primer on why progressives should and do care about housing, both affordable and in general.  For those who would like to better understand the progressive roots of the movement to allow more housing, I would...
Newton for [insert who you support for President]

Newton for [insert who you support for President]

There has been a real dearth of information on V14 (or anywhere else) about local Newton activities for Presidential candidates. Part of that seems to be that a large number of people seem to be still making up their minds.  As a longtime activist, this year seems to...

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