Kids Robotics Event on Saturday

Kids Robotics Event on Saturday

It’s that time of year again when the LigerBots host a FIRST LEGO League tournament. We do this every year and it’s a great time. This one is a “qualifier” round with the Eastern Massachusetts State Championship coming up in December. On...
Lime commits $3 million to safety

Lime commits $3 million to safety

 This isn’t just a Newton story, but since the issue of safety in regards to Lime bikes has come up here I thought I’d share this TechCrunch story.  Lime  is putting $3 million toward a new safety initiative called “Respect the Ride.” The gist of the...

Washington Street, cars, parking and courtyards

Hello Washington Street! October 24, 2018 from NewTV on Vimeo.

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

Newtonville Pizza Changes Hands

Newtonville Pizza Changes Hands

Newtonville Pizza has been owned by the Triantafilles family for 44 years, but today it has a new owner. I had a very brief conversation with Harry, son of Charles, who had owned it. He said the new owners are Nick and Mush.  Why are they selling after so long in the...
New Coffee Bar in Newton Highlands

New Coffee Bar in Newton Highlands

Remember Fleck? It wasn’t closed all that long ago, but the corner spot is already becoming something news.  Stacks, which operates a few coffee bars in the Albany, NY market, bought out Fleck and is now having a “soft opening.” I spent a few minutes...
Recycle your pizza boxes!

Recycle your pizza boxes!

Pizza boxes are somewhat controversial in our house. For years we’ve been told that we can’t recycle them because they’re covered in grease. I once watched a video of a guy who claimed to discover the “greatest pizza box on Earth” at...
Peet’s Pours Last Brews

Peet’s Pours Last Brews

The Peet’s that had been in Newton Centre is now officially closed. But that’s not the end of the story.  Today John Coletta, Chief Strategy Officer and head of retail flew in from the Peet’s home office in California to tell the community that yes,...
Peet’s Reprieve?

Peet’s Reprieve?

Over on the very active Newton Parents Facebook page (if you’re not part of that community, consider joining), is a picture of a sign that appeared this morning on the door of Peet’s in Newton Centre.  President of Retail Coffeebars John Coletta invited...
Peets in Newton Centre to Close

Peets in Newton Centre to Close

Newton Centre is losing a key gathering point. Peets is shutting down next week.  I’m no longer a regular there, but if the seats are any indication it remains a popular spot. I was there for a meeting a couple of weeks ago and just about every seat was...

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