Buttonwood to reopen next month

Thanks to Steven Feinstein from the Highlands Area Council for spotting news from Boston Magazine saying that chef David Punch’s Buttonwood on Lincoln Street — which has been closed for nearly a year after an electrical fire — will reopen in...

Vape shop planned for Newton Highlands

Garden City Vape & Smoke would be located at 21 Lincoln Street in Newton Highlands, according to this application for a sign that is before the Urban Design Commission. It would be Newton’s second vape shop, Vape Daddy’s is in Nonantum. Vape shops sell...

Proposed marijuana clinic at former South Pacific draws panicked opposition

A proposal for medical marijuana dispensary at 1152 Beacon Street (former site of the South Pacific restaurant) drew considerable opposition from neighbors at a Newton Highlands Area Council meeting last night, according to these very meticulous meeting minutes.

At around 9:00 pm, at the end of the public discussion about this proposal, the community members who were present were asked if they supported the proposal. Only 2 people were supportive, everyone else (about 30 people) were not supportive. One person was undecided and needed further information.

It’s worth reading the full play by play but here’s some

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