The business cost of COVID-19

A few items from the retail world. When I was in Newtonville on Sunday Rancatore’s was already closed, and it looked like¬† LeDu’s Thai wasn’t doing a brisk business, or nearly any at all. The Cherry Tree in West Newton announced that this is the end...
The cost of “No”

The cost of “No”

Before there was a fight about Northland and before the battle over Riverside, there was Engine 6. The proposal for the old fire station was as a place where people who were homeless could have a way to rebuild their lives. Its proximity to the Green Line, to the...

We are the problem

In a thread deep within the comments I was essentially told to leave Newton and move to a place that has more housing. In truth, I live in within the municipal borders of Newton, but my life doesn’t stop there. I live in the Greater Boston area. We all do. My...

Flora’s to open in W. Newton

While we can mourn the loss of Lumiere, we have a name for the new concept moving in where Coney Island had been. It’s called Flora’s and I missed the post on Boston Restaurant Talk when it hit a few weeks back, but it looks to be a 20-seat concept that,...
Blackbird Doughnuts to open in Newton Centre

Blackbird Doughnuts to open in Newton Centre

This is a step in making Newton Centre cool… kinda. Blackbird Doughnuts is opening up on Union Street. That makes the street a pretty interesting culinary destination, with places like Comedor, Farmstead Table, Health Bar, Woops!, and the venerable...
Housing Group maps density around T stations

Housing Group maps density around T stations

A big part of the debate in Newton has been around housing density. We don’t talk about it that way, but that’s what it comes down to: how many units fit on an acre of land. A group of researchers mapped the MBTA stations around the MBTA and said that if...
What’s happening this week?

What’s happening this week?

It’s Thanksgiving wee, so what is happening around town? I know that Zervas had its Turkey Trot this past weekend, but what’s coming up? Tell us your Thanksgiving Week events!    

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