Peet’s Pours Last Brews

Peet’s Pours Last Brews

The Peet’s that had been in Newton Centre is now officially closed. But that’s not the end of the story.  Today John Coletta, Chief Strategy Officer and head of retail flew in from the Peet’s home office in California to tell the community that yes,...
Our mayor becomes a grandmother!

Our mayor becomes a grandmother!

Mazel tov to Mayor Ruthanne Fuller and her husband Joe who just welcomed their first grandchild, Henry Joseph Resolved Fuller, to the world this morning in Chicago. We understand parents Roey and David Fuller and the entire family couldn’t be happier.
Here’s her full comment…
The City received only one response to our request for proposals for a site to locate a new police complex, and at first glance, I’ve got a few concerns.
That’s not to say the whole undertaking is off the table, but let’s just say there’ll have to be some tough negotiating to get the proposal to a place where it makes sense for the City.
A little background: A few months ago, Police Chief David MacDonald took me

Carlson Woods sale called off, following UMass’ Mount Ida acquisition

On the heels of news that UMass is acquiring Newton’s Mount Ida College, plans to build eight homes along Carlson Avenue will not go forward, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller announced today

“I’ve spoken with University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan and he’s committed to being a good neighbor and working with the residents of Newton,” Fuller said in a statement.

Meehan said that the present agreement on the eight parcels along Carlson Avenue would not go forward as part of the UMass transaction, which was part of a positive dialogue about the future of the campus, the statement added.

Some city unions join Teamsters

The Boston Globe reports that 178 city workers are joining Teamsters Local 25. DPW Commissioner Jim McGonagle told the Globe that “the 178 workers joining Local 25 include about half of the city’s Department of Public Works employees, as well as Parks and...