State Will Tax Short Term Rentals, with Local Option

The legislature has sent to the Governor a bill that taxes and regulates short term rentals. The bill levels the playing field by taxing short-term rentals and accommodations rented through hosting platforms like AirBnb at the same uniform tax rate imposed on stays at...
Stand with Moe – Support Walnut Market

Stand with Moe – Support Walnut Market

Walnut Market is a hidden gem tucked away in Newton Highlands, down the road from the Hyde Community Center. I’ll admit that I didn’t know about the establishment, run by Moe Khalaj, until an unfortunate event happened to Moe. In the words of local Belle...
Election Predictions Open Thread

Election Predictions Open Thread

Updated with additional “rules.” I know you’ve all been checking Village14 feverishly waiting for your chance to prognosticate on tomorrow’s election. You’ve done all you can. The doors are knocked, the flyers distributed, conversations...

What’s a dealbreaker for you?

It’s pretty clear from the discussions over the past few weeks that people on Village14 have some STRONG opinions. But no candidate can live up to all of our expectations or agree with every position we would like them to have. Unless you run yourself,...
Patch- Matthew Miller: The PTO Guy

Patch- Matthew Miller: The PTO Guy

Reporter Jenna Fisher tells the story on Patch this week of former PTO President, Oak Hill Park Association President, and Newton Destination Imagination founder Matthew Miller.  The most interesting part to me was this section, which actually contained some...

The Ultimate Candidates Guide

I thought there should be one place people can go to get all the info on all the candidates running for office. This compilation is my best effort to compile that information, although I’m happy to get more info in the comments and will update this post as...
State Representative Kay Khan Endorses YES Vote

State Representative Kay Khan Endorses YES Vote

Press release below received from the YES for a New Charter campaign.  Newton, MA – State Representative Kay Khan, representing the Eleventh Middlesex district, and Newton resident announced that she will be voting yes on the ballot question in November to reduce the...

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