Inscrutable Sign first place award

Inscrutable Sign first place award

I was running errands on Needham Street today and drove around behind the EZ Storage building at the corner of Needham St and Christina.  I cam across this sign. Generally signs in parking lots communicate some useful information to passersby – “No...
The ‘quasi-judicial’ Special Permit process

The ‘quasi-judicial’ Special Permit process

I initially posted this as a comment but I thought I’d make it its own thread instead. The special permit process is very curious indeed and seems somewhat of an elaborate charade. From a legal standpoint, the councilors come together and analyze the project in...
That was fun

That was fun

It was great to see all those Village 14 personalities, especially the ones we’ve never met before.  Many thanks to Terry Malloy for insisting that it was time to do this again and getting it organized.  Next time we won’t wait so long till the next one....
TONIGHT: Time for a Village14 party

TONIGHT: Time for a Village14 party

Come one, come all, to the Bloggers Ball. On Monday Dec 9 Village14 will be hosting a long overdue party.  Starting at 7 PM until we run out of gas we’ll be gathering at Paddy’s Public House in West Newton.  They’re setting aside the upstairs room...
Apropos of nothing

Apropos of nothing

I arrived home from work last night and found these legs adorning our front lawn.  I arrived home tonight and the socks had been added. Upper Falls is kind of a wacky neighborhood and I definitely have a few wacky friends.  I’ve contacted the most obvious...
Rethinking Aging

Rethinking Aging

Here is a link to an article in the Globe about “Geezer Jocks”.  It highlights a group of older athletes who show how our healthy years (healthspan) are extending to match our longevity (lifespan). Our experience of aging is and will be different than previous...

Offending holiday partisan language?

Guest post from contributor Jim Epstein   The Newton Democratic City Committee’s official online Invitation to its “Ward 6 Dems Holiday Party” occurring Sunday December 1, features among other notables the presence of Mayor Fuller and Newton City...
Council Gives Preliminary Approval to Webster Woods

Council Gives Preliminary Approval to Webster Woods

This just in from the Newton Conservators (love that photo) On Monday, Nov. 25th, the City Council voted by an overwhelming margin to give preliminary approval to the Community Preservation Committee’s funding recommendation for Webster Woods. The proposal was divided...
Story of the Week – Marcia Fredlich

Story of the Week – Marcia Fredlich

Newton Nomadic Theater regularly hosts nights of storytelling called the Nomad Story Slam.  From time to time I dive into the archive of 100’s of stories that have been told at the Nomad Story Slam over the last six years and pull out one of my favorites. In March...