As Lime turns tail, don’t be left holding the bill

As Lime turns tail, don’t be left holding the bill

Today, it occurred to me that I had a large number of Lime credits left on my account as they pull their bikes from our streets. I didn’t want to be left holding the bag, so I emailed their customer support to request a refund. They processed it immediately. If you’re...
Deciphering today’s Newton Tab editorial

Deciphering today’s Newton Tab editorial

As best I can tell today the Newton Tab published just the second ever editorial published since Julie Cohen became editor. This one is not on line yet and it’s more cryptic than the first.  I’d like to say that I’m glad Julie is taking more...
Fire drills

Fire drills

I just lifted this very interesting story from the mayors email newsletter.  I didn’t know this was a thing – i.e. turning over empty house to the fire department for training.  Sounds like a great idea.   Fire Drills   For the past couple of weeks,...

Where’s my chicken?

Reader John McLellan just set me this very curious story.  It reads like a thriller about chicken identity theft.  If you’re missing your chicken, particularly if your chicken is a bit of a con man, send me an email ([email protected]) and I’ll put you...
Smart Growth in Wellesley and Newton*

Smart Growth in Wellesley and Newton*

To housing activists, 40-R zoning is considered “Smart Growth.” Its best practices include high-density housing, nearby public transportation, pedestrian and bicycle access, and less reliance on gas automobiles, the chief contributor to global warming. 40-R projects...
A Thousand Doorways – one night only!

A Thousand Doorways – one night only!

The Newton Nomadic Theater exists to present our own theatrical productions but every so often, when we find something special, we bring in a show in from the outside.   We’ve got one for you now!. On Sat Feb 22 we will host a one-night-only presentation of...
Right Size off to a wrong start

Right Size off to a wrong start

Remember last October when some folks here gave me grief for suggesting that “Right Size Newton was engaged in likely illegal campaigning” for “blanketing the city with color glossy flyers promoting their slate of candidates” without creating a...
@MIT, SEPT is in July!

@MIT, SEPT is in July!

Finally, something we can all agree on. Please share with your favorite teachers! For one week this summer, teachers from around the world are meeting each other at MIT for the 31st annual Science and Engineering Program for Teachers (SEPT). Since 1989, over 2,000...