Breaking news: The TAB publishes an actual editorial!

For perhaps the first time since Julie Cohen became the TAB’s editor (but at least for the first time in a long, long, time) the TAB has published a local editorial! I don’t agree with it (and that’s not just because Cohen takes a shot a me, I’m more troubled by how unfair she is to Brenda Noel) and Jerry Reilly did a better job saying something similar here the other day.  But I hope this is a

Newton’s ‘hiring crisis’ weighs heavily on our local businesses

Newton’s ‘hiring crisis’ weighs heavily on our local businesses

Here’s a column I wrote for the TAB about how a very tight labor marking may impact Newton businesses in 2019. And here’s one excerpt…

The good news is local business is booming. Generally speaking, our merchants, restaurants owners and many other businesses operating in our village centers and commercial districts report that 2018 was a good year.

The bad news is that an alarmingly large number of those same employers say their ability to be successful in 2019 will largely hinge — not on their ability to attract enough customers — but their ability to find enough employees.

Leary: Why Did You Hijack Our Local Paper?

Leary: Why Did You Hijack Our Local Paper?

This letter to the editor appeared in this week’s Newton TAB.. Dear Newton Tab Editors and decision makers, I was very disappointed to see this week’s edition of the Newton Tab almost completely devoid of any local news, except for a piece from the Mayor’s...
Has the Newton TAB just gone behind a paywall?

Has the Newton TAB just gone behind a paywall?

Is WickedLocalNewton, the online version of Newton TAB, now behind a paywall? I just tried clicking on a story and got a pop-up asking me to subscribe for the content (screenshot attached). If this is true, it would be a major shift for the publication, which, as a...