TONIGHT: Time for a Village14 party

TONIGHT: Time for a Village14 party

Come one, come all, to the Bloggers Ball. On Monday Dec 9 Village14 will be hosting a long overdue party.  Starting at 7 PM until we run out of gas we’ll be gathering at Paddy’s Public House in West Newton.  They’re setting aside the upstairs room...

Nonantum Holiday Tree Lighting – Sunday

Celebrate the holidays TONIGHT, December 8th at 6:00 p.m. at the annual holiday Tree Lighting at Coletti-Magni Park on Watertown Street.Thanks to the Nonantum Children’s Christmas Party Association, the community can enjoy Christmas carols, cider, donuts with...
Northland petition drive at the market

Northland petition drive at the market

I was approached by someone from Right Size Newton today at the entrance to Whole Foods Market who I’m sure had the best of intentions, but what I heard concerned me. After being asked to sign a petition to stop Northland, the conversation went something like...
Apropos of nothing

Apropos of nothing

I arrived home from work last night and found these legs adorning our front lawn.  I arrived home tonight and the socks had been added. Upper Falls is kind of a wacky neighborhood and I definitely have a few wacky friends.  I’ve contacted the most obvious...

Right Size Newton — clarifying agents

I don’t want a referendum on the Northland special permit. (Do not sign the petition!) However remote, the downsides are too unpleasant. But, jeez, if by some miracle the Right-Sizers get the signatures, what an opportunity to settle the whole question of...
Rethinking Aging

Rethinking Aging

Here is a link to an article in the Globe about “Geezer Jocks”.  It highlights a group of older athletes who show how our healthy years (healthspan) are extending to match our longevity (lifespan). Our experience of aging is and will be different than previous...

Offending holiday partisan language?

Guest post from contributor Jim Epstein   The Newton Democratic City Committee’s official online Invitation to its “Ward 6 Dems Holiday Party” occurring Sunday December 1, features among other notables the presence of Mayor Fuller and Newton City...
Thank you, Newton

Thank you, Newton

  The 23-acre Northland Newton Development (NND) represents an aspirational opportunity to create a national model of affordable housing, environmental sustainability, historic preservation, public parks and open space, transit demand management, accessibility,...

A well-informed electorate

I’d like to make a proposal for your consideration and would welcome your thoughts, suggestions, and criticisms. I don’t know if this is original or if it has been considered in some form before; but, in any event, I’m moved to make it. Thomas...