Woodstock Revisited

Ten years ago, I wrote a column for the Tab  marking the fortieth anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. A documentary of the three-day event had just come out, and a fictional rendition, directed by Ang Lee, was playing in movie theatres. I wrote, “Millions of...

AG: Newton PTO treasurer stole $14K

Newton Patch reports: A former treasurer of the Newton Parent Teacher Organization Council was arrested Thursday in connection with stealing more than $14,000 from the Newton PTO Council, according to Attorney General Maura Healey. She’s also accused of...
Competing visions of traffic at Northland

Competing visions of traffic at Northland

Is the future of Newton car-inevitable or not? On that question, there was a stark divide on display at the most recent City Council Land Use committee meeting on the Northland Project, which was dedicated to a review of the proposed traffic-demand-management (TDM) plan.
NewCAL Working Group chooses Albemarle for NewCAL site

NewCAL Working Group chooses Albemarle for NewCAL site

This just in from the Mayor:   ” Albemarle Site Recommended as Top City-Owned Location for NewCAL Project   The NewCAL Working Group met today to analyze the six city-owned parcels in Newton and has recommended the Albemarle-Gath Pool as the top ranked site. The...
What do you want to know? Ward 5 edition

What do you want to know? Ward 5 edition

The Ward 5 ward councilor primary is right around the corner, September 10. I’m going to send a set of questions to the Ward 5 ward candidates in the next few days. What questions do you have from them? What matters to you? Please answer in the comments with...

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