Globe columnist: Northland shuttles could be an ‘intriguing model for other developers’

Boston Globe business columnist John Chesto is intrigued by Northland’s proposed shuttle bus system:

…Northland would pay for shuttle buses to bring residents of the complex to nearby train stations, and even to Boston and Cambridge. The big twist: The public, not just tenants, would be able to hop on board.

and this…

VIDEO: Northland’s presentation (and Cypress Tree vote)

Tuesday’s Land Use Committee meeting had two interesting agenda items on its agenda – the presentation of the Northland project and the final committee vote on Cypress Tree, the proposed medical marijuana clinic on Route 9 — and, thankfully, NewTV recorded it all!


  • The Cypress Tree debate and vote starts at the 27:45 mark
  • The Northland presentation begins at the 72:55 mark

We will miss Mount Ida, but UMass’ plan is great news for Newton

I’ve had several requests to post my column published in the Newton TAB about the closing of Mount Ida College and the plans to acquire the campus by UMass Amherst.

We should all be grateful for all Mount Ida has meant to Newton and concerned for its current students, faculty and staff. But Mount Ida is not coming back. And it’s important for us as a community to be concerned for not just

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