Mayor Warren affirms Newton’s commitment to Paris Climate Accord

Mayor Warren affirms Newton’s commitment to Paris Climate Accord

This just in from the mayor’s office.

Newton Mayor Setti Warren will join over 80 mayors from across the country in signing a statement that affirms their commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.

“If Washington will not lead on climate change, cities and states must step in,” said Mayor Warren. “I am proud to sign this statement that affirms Newton’s commitment to the principles and goals outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement, joining us in partnership with cities across the country and countries across the world to protect the

Are you still watering your lawn?

Are you still watering your lawn?

It used to be that when walking around the streets of Newton, I would look with envy at those homes with their plush, dark green,weed-free lawns. But while on a stroll through the Highlands last night, I realized that my attitude has changed. Now I look at folks with...

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WBUR’s David Boeri travels along Route 9 from Wellesley to Brookline (and even talks to Village 14 blogger Nathan Phillips) to illustrate how bad and dangerous the state’s gas leak problems. Take a look next time you drive Route 9 from Brookline to...
Can anyone top an 18-year gas leak?

Can anyone top an 18-year gas leak?

This past Saturday I was on McCarthy Road in Oak Hill for the Tree Planting class for representatives (including Adam Peller!) of the neighborhood groups where Newton Tree Conservancy is planting trees this Saturday, and we got eight of the trees planted. I also met...

Goodbye Newton trees

As a combination tribute to, and lament, for all the street trees we have known which will be disappearing and not replaced any time soon, and to increase awareness (if that is still needed!) of the hazardous trees out there, I have recently begun tweeting, in no...
Don’t girdle your trees!

Don’t girdle your trees!

I was going to do another tree-related topic first, but in response to Greg’s (?) request for some of today’s photos, I’ll switch. Girdling is anything that cuts off the movement of water and nutrients up from the roots to the leaves, or sugars made by the leaves down...
Saw my sewer fee at work

Saw my sewer fee at work

I got a rare look inside a sewer manhole today, as a crew from Weston & Sampson, the environmental contractor checking sewer manholes for the city, came down my street. It’s part of the effort to reduce stormwater infiltration into sewers and vice versa. It was a...

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