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...

Close Shave: Where can we shave streets for parks and pedestrians?

When looking through the collaborative zoning map recently I was struck by a comment in my neighborhood. Someone had suggested turning a stretch of Albermarle Rd., which has no driveways, into parkland. It made complete sense since the one-block road is unnecessary. In fact, a few years ago the city made the left-hand turn there illegal because people were using it as a way to avoid a traffic light.

This also came to mind when I watched the video about Washington Street and saw how changes in the street can take are

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