These videos are somewhat of a “thing” on YouTube, with some amassing more than a million views. Nina Wang, the Newton North student (who, I hear, is headed to MIT) has more than 700,000 views as of this writing.
Of course, she warns “don’t compare yourself to me, as the college process is stupid and unpredictable as f*ck.”
For the record, she got into 8 schools, waitlisted at 4 and rejected from 8.
When the Hello Washington Street event kicked off at Newton North on Wednesday night, the room was packed. By the time public comment started at a little after 8pm, and the first pitch had been thrown at Fenway, the room was far emptier and, from the sounds of those few who (before I left myself) it sounded like the majority of those who stuck around were opposed to much of what they saw.
The true test will come online, where people can leave comments without having to attend a meeting that happens to run concurrently with the Red Sox, daycare pickup time, and dinner. Video from the meeting as well as the plans will be online soon, as well an online platform allowing for comments.
This meeting focused on a few major concepts, but most came back to the tension between the car and the human.
First is the road diet that Principle Group has suggested before, only this time they noted that we people have been loud and clear: we want