Defining Questions for the 2019 Candidates

While I find the LWVN to be guided in their actions by persons who have political positions with which I often disagree, I staunchly applaud their tireless efforts to present candidates to the voting public before municipal elections. To that end, I am quoting their...

Does What Happens in Newton Stay in Newton or…

does it go to Watertown, Brookline, Boston, Needham, Wellesley, maybe even Framingham, when you dial 911? In a Globe article last week, Peter DeMarco wrote: “…the 911 system failed my wife, Laura Levis, in 2016 when she collapsed from an asthma attack on a bench...

On the One Hand…

While listening to the news this morning, I managed to forge a possible connection between two facts: On the one hand, the New England Casket Company, whose facility was burned down last month, is searching for a new Massachusetts city in which to build a new...

Which Village kitchens stay open late?

Last night, after a busy day that didn’t leave time for an early dinner, I attended a Members Reception at the MFA that started at 6:30pm. and, afterwards, returned to Newton to get something to eat. To my dismay, Cabots was closing (it was 9:50pm), Brewers...

What the hack?

Are you ready for the holiday scammers? Are the hackers going to get the password to your favorite shopping website from you to buy whatever they want at your expense? Or will they steal your cyber-identity and proceed to send their messages out over your IP...

Outside Inside Newton

Outdoor dining on an evening like a few we had this past week is breathtakingly pleasant! That got me to wondering if anyone has compiled a list of al fresco restaurant venues in the Garden City? I’ll start the list with the ones that come readily to mind....

Forget the Zombies: The Robots Will Soon be Among Us!

An article in today’s Boston Globe: “Boston Driverless Car Company Will Expand Testing Citywide” tells us that driverless cars that have been learning how to operate safely in the Seaport District of Boston will soon be stepping out into Boston’s other neighborhoods...

Shovel Off this Courier’s Moil!

Today Isabelle Albeck asked me to post this encounter she had with a Waban postal person and it got me to wondering about our home mail delivery that most of us take for granted. “This morning, a week after the last storm, I noticed the mailman walking along...
Thanks Stan – for Putting Me In Good Company

Thanks Stan – for Putting Me In Good Company

I admit it…I am an old fuddy-duddy who struggles to keep up with the technobabies who rule the digital world. But, I blog on Village 14. I am active in Waban Village politics (as President and leader of the Area council for six years and now as fundraiser for...