Newton’s Nexus Bus:  Why did it fail?

Newton’s Nexus Bus: Why did it fail?

There’s been a lot of discussion lately regarding Newton’s defunct Nexus Bus system, which ran from 1997 until 2003, and how the disappointing ridership on the Nexus might foreshadow problems with the four-shuttle system being proposed by Northland. But really,...

Video: Newton Public Schools forum on vaping

Vaping: The Growing Youth Health Epidemic from NewTV on Vimeo.

On Tuesday, April 2, Newton Public School Superintendent David Fleishman held a forum on the vaping epidemic among youth. The evening included a panel of speakers providing health, wellness, and prevention education on the topic of vaping. Attorney General Maura Healey provided the keynote for the event. Medical experts and NPS educators also gave information, insight, and education for families and community members.

For more information about the panelists, visit the following link:

TONIGHT: Thinking about running for office? This event is for you.

TONIGHT: Thinking about running for office? This event is for you.

Considering running for public office? Or maybe helping someone run for office? Interested in how local campaigns work? “Don’t Just Stand There…RUN!’ — happening Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Newton City Hall, Room 211 — is for you.

The League of Women Voters of Newton invites candidates, potential candidates, campaign managers, campaign treasurers, and all interested citizens to a workshop that offers practical information and advice about political campaigns by a group of

Walker to homeowners: Trim your hedges!

Posted this morning on Next Door Newton.. For those of you who have hedges or shrubs in front of your house. Please go out and check out how much of the sidewalk they are taking up. In some places half the sidewalk has been taken over. I am part of a walking group and...

Should changes be made to the mayor’s, city council’s and/or school committee’s compensation?

UPDATED: This thread has been moved up as a reminder about tonight’s (Weds March 27 7 p.m.) public comment opportunity.  Also: Don’t forget the On-line Questionnaire
The Blue Ribbon Commission for Salaries, appointed by City Council President Marc Laredo to review the compensation of Newton’s elected officials (the mayor and members of the city council and the school committee) and make recommendations for

Proposal would create new parks in Newtonville and West Newton

The Globe’s John Hilliard explores the proposal for park decks over the Mass Turnpike in West Newton and Newtonville that’s part of the Hello Washington Street visioning process.

Under proposed zoning for the area, developers would be able to build commercial buildings of up to 10 stories by special permit, but would also have to contribute to a fund to help support construction of the park decks, as well as improvements to the city’s commuter rail stations, [City Councillor Susan Albright] said.

Northland’s proposed updates explained

Northland’s proposed updates explained

In a world of diminished local news reporting, trying to keep up with the latest developments about developments can be challenging. Often the only reliable source of news are the various meeting minutes and live streams. And when it comes to minutes, hands down Srdj Nedeljkovic’s reports from the Newton Highlands Area Council are the most compete and detailed.

Here’s Srdj’s draft minutes from the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council meeting with Northland from March 7, which provide an overview of the changes Northland plans to present the the Land Use Committee on Tuesday March 12.

Northland Development on Needham Street Alan Schlesinger, on behalf of the developer, gave a presentation on proposed revisions to the Northland development on Needham Street. Also present representing Northland were Peter Standish (Senior Vice President of Development), Kent Gonzales (Vice President of Development), and Dan Bernard (Business Development Officer).

Mr. Schlesinger provided a preview of what the members of City Council will be presented at the Land Use Committee meeting next week. He will be discussing a proposed redesign of the site based on input from consultants, Newton officials, and public comments. Mr. Schlesinger noted that the

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