New rules for overtime parking would end ‘feeding’ the meter

New rules for overtime parking would end ‘feeding’ the meter

Remember the big brouhaha last May over proposed parking rules that would not allow you to park at the same meter, the same block or even the same city parking lot — twice in the same day?

Well the City Council’s Public Safety and Transportation committee will discuss a new version of proposed changes to the city’s overtime parking rules on Weds. Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. and they’re certainly less restrictive but no doubt will still upset some folks.

The new ordinance would prevent you from feeding (with coins or the app) a meter once your original time has expired and instead you would have to

MLK Celebration this Monday

The 51st Annual Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration takes place this Monday, Jan. 21, at 9:30 a.m at the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre (848 Beacon Street) The event will include musical performances by: the Jubilee Singers; the Monologue...
Northland to present plan to finance four shuttle bus routes

Northland to present plan to finance four shuttle bus routes

The City Council’s Land Use Committee will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at Newton City Hall to hear about Northland’s much-anticipated transportation plan for its project at Needham and Oak Streets. 

Northland is proposing a variety of traffic mitigation remedies, including limiting residential parking to one space per unit and funding new and improved bike and pedestian paths.

But the most significant part of the plan is a proposal to operate and fund a shuttle system that would be open to public use at

New year’s eve reflections

At midnight 2018 will dissolve and 2019 will rise from its ashes. The national nightmare, alas, will continue. The current administration may not be our nation’s most destructive. Nixon and Kissinger wrought havoc in Cambodia and Viet Nam. George W. Bush’s invasion of...

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