North Principal Jennifer Price Looking at Next Move

Newton North High School parents got this note from Principal Jennifer Price today: Dear North Community: As I hope you know, I love Newton North and have been honored to serve as Principal for the last 8 ½ years.  Yet, I have reached a point in my career where it...

Ice Bucket Challenge – Is Our Children Learning?

I’m going to assume that most people who come to this blog have heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge – essentially, it is one of those social tagging games, where you ask three friends to do something silly, and they have to ask three friends. In this case...

Suspicious package at Zervas

Not sure if there is anything to be made of this, but just received the following Newton Police press release forwarded by Alderman James Cote. In case anyone was wondering about police activity near Zervas school this morning:   The Newton Police Department is...
Scott Lennon’s Inaugural Address

Scott Lennon’s Inaugural Address

In comments for the post about Mayor Setti Warren’s address, some of you expressed interest in seeing the text of President of the Board of Alderman Scott Lennon’s remarks. I asked him for them, and he generously replied with the below. He noted that he...

Winter Parking Ban Relief?

In today’s TAB there is a story about a proposed pilot project to lift the winter parking ban in some neighborhoods where on-premises parking is tight. As someone who lives on such a street, I am very interested in seeing if they can make this work. For the last...

Changes (OK, Deep Cuts) at AOL Patch

I’m sure some of you have been following the AOL Patch story. Today, they began layoffs which I have read will encompass about 40%, or 400-500 staffers. I have heard that Boston Regional Editor Karla Vallance (an old colleague from Christian Science Monitor...