Why I support Austin Street and Jake Auchincloss

Why I support Austin Street and Jake Auchincloss

I am a strong advocate of the Austin Street Project. Not only do I object to the argument that Newton residents bought their houses thinking things would never change, I’m offended by it. I never expected that the world would remain static, and I certainly never...

Board’s timetable for Austin Street vote

I asked BOA President Scott Lennon about the anticipated schedule for the Land Use and full board votes on Austin Street. I also wanted to make sure it didn’t have to go through any other committees such as Finance. His answer follows: “Austin Street is...

Newton TAB endorses incumbents all around*

TAB editor Andy Levin just published the paper’s endorsements for the races for aldermen and School Committee, along with four picks for Charter Commission. *except Ward 1, where, as Alderman Leary pointed out below, the race for ward alderman was not mentioned...
Mayor Setti Warren visits Israel again

Mayor Setti Warren visits Israel again

Apparently Mayor Warren kept good company this past week when he traveled to Jerusalem with 39 other mayors from cities around the world for the 30th International Mayors Conference. The theme of the conference was “Smart Cities,” and they were scheduled...

How will election results affect Austin Street?

In Andy Levin’s column today, he writes that the results of the upcoming election will provide clarity on how deep the anti-development sentiment is in the community. He also suggests that, even though the Board of Aldermen is voting on the project after...