Very sad to report to that Newton has lost John O’Hara, who co-owned Paddy’s Public House in West Newton and O’Hara’s Food & Spirits in Newton Highlands with his brother Karl.
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