Fire drills

Fire drills

I just lifted this very interesting story from the mayors email newsletter.  I didn’t know this was a thing – i.e. turning over empty house to the fire department for training.  Sounds like a great idea.   Fire Drills   For the past couple of weeks,...

Where’s my chicken?

Reader John McLellan just set me this very curious story.  It reads like a thriller about chicken identity theft.  If you’re missing your chicken, particularly if your chicken is a bit of a con man, send me an email ([email protected]) and I’ll put you...
A Thousand Doorways – one night only!

A Thousand Doorways – one night only!

The Newton Nomadic Theater exists to present our own theatrical productions but every so often, when we find something special, we bring in a show in from the outside.   We’ve got one for you now!. On Sat Feb 22 we will host a one-night-only presentation of...

Accessory apartments – three years later

Three years ago the city passed new regulations to encourage the creation of “accessory apartments”.  The city hoped to encourage the creation of additional less expensive housing options and also to help homeowners take care of loved ones or create an...
What Northland project could be

What Northland project could be

While reading the Boston Globe email this morning, noticed a subtle change at the bottom – 1 Exchange Place in Boston?  The Globe has abandoned their iconic building in Dorchester near Umass Boston (another sad footnote of the Newspaper industry), so what is...
The curse of our involved citizenry

The curse of our involved citizenry

Think of any contentious issue that has faced the city – the Northland Project, the marijuana referendum, NewCal, leaf blower, Austin St, Engine 6,…. Whenever I feel strongly about a particular position on a particular issue, the most frustrating part is...