Adding Art to the Street Mix

Adding Art to the Street Mix

The Barr Foundation posted this about Boston including artists in discussions around solving city problems (and I love that they have a Department of Play). It reminded me of some street structures we saw last time we were in Cleveland Heights. I’m not a big fan...
Who is Haunting the Aqueduct?

Who is Haunting the Aqueduct?

Our commute takes us over the Sudbury Aqueduct, and occasionally we see a turkey or two. Today, however, this handsome bird was hanging out–and getting mobbed by blue jays, who clearly didn’t like her/him in the neighborhood. Anyone know what kind of owl...

An idea for Adding $ for T Expansion

I noticed an interesting initiative by Cambridge in the Boston Globe recently. Cambridge is dependent on the T to prevent total gridlock in its rapidly expanding business areas. But getting the T to meet expanding commuter needs is a difficult lift, given...
How to read the “T” leaves

How to read the “T” leaves

The MBTA is bigger than Newton, but when it has a spectacular fail like this week’s, it affects many, many Newton commuters. Even dedicated car-commuters are affected as snow-bound streets make driving dangerous–and there are no good public transit...
Newton + Snow = Neighborly

Newton + Snow = Neighborly

I’ve  been meaning to post this since the “Blizzard.” Since then, of course, we’ve had a little more of the white stuff. It started after the first storm, when Bob on the corner borrowed Bob & Liz’s snow blower (we have 4 corners, 3...

Come for the Grilled Cheese

If I have my druthers Friday, that’s where I’ll be–munching grilled cheese or tasting the wine, beer and champagne. Lights and music are also on offer–it’s the Highlands tree-lighting and sing-along. I think last year it was called...

Spooktacular Candy Deal

Save on dentist’s bills, and get some toys, books, or art supplies by trading the post-Halloween candy at Green Planet Kids in Newton Highlands. Only children (accompanied by an adult) can get the trade-in deal (you must be between 2-12), and only if they are...
Time for Newton’s Bicycle Update

Time for Newton’s Bicycle Update

If you had one suggestion to improve the cycling environment in Newton, what would it be? Your chance to share comes Monday, Sept. 15, 6:30 pm at the War Memorial! The third-annual Newton Bicycle Update  will feature presentations from Transportation Director Bill...

Have Mayor Warren read to your kids:

Green Planet Kids in Newton Highlands is back at being the best friend a parent could have. Owner Annabelle Ship just sent this out: Midsummer Night Pajama Party at Green Planet Kids.  This Thursday, July 24th at 6:00 pm. Come in your PJs to hear bedtime stories read...

Newton Muni-Wonk: Summer is when you…

worry (if you’re a conspiracy theorist) that elected officials will sneak in a new ordinance… Scratching that itch, the Muni-Wonk returns to give you this week’s highlights (details here). Probably a meeting here you’ll want to attend instead...
Fun on Friday–Bike Convoy to Boston!

Fun on Friday–Bike Convoy to Boston!

If you already work in Boston, make the commute there fun and memorable by joining the Bicycle/Pedestrian Task Force-led Bike Convoy Friday. As Sean has noted here: “It’s a ton of fun and an especially good way to dip a toe into the waters of...