Investigation: Ongoing

Jonathan Dame has a piece out this afternoon focusing on reaction from cyclists to Newton’s bike infrastructure. The TL;DR version: it’s lacking.  Of course this stems from the ongoing investigation into the crash last week that left a 17-year-old cyclist...
New 128 exit opens tonight

New 128 exit opens tonight

There’s little question N2 Corridor businesses will be celebrating the (half) opening of the I-95 Kendrick Street exit.  Needham officials are patting themselves on the back, but Newton officials sat quietly through meetings when the plans were approved a decade ago.  Will this be a disaster for Newton?  I’ve shared my thoughts on this before.  I sincerely hope I’m wrong.

On the plus side, the add-a-lane project reluctantly added a few more lanes: there are now green bicycle lanes across the Kendrick exits, thanks to local activists, making the best of a bad situation for cyclists.

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Is safety a goal at Zervas?

Is safety a goal at Zervas?

What to do with the blue zone? That’s the big question regarding safety and traffic flow at the under-construction Zervas Elementary School. The discussion is equal parts encouraging and maddening. The answer should be simple: in the interest of safety and other...
Lower speed limits for Newton?

Lower speed limits for Newton?

New changes to state law would make it much easier for Newton to lower speed limits.One of the changes to come out of the flurry of last-minute legislating on Beacon Hill allows cities and towns to reduce a street’s speed limit to 25 MPH without getting state...

Newton’s sustainability challenge

A recent Tab editorial by Newton’s Sustainability Director Rob Garrity highlighted great progress Newton has made in shrinking its carbon footprint. Newton deserves to be proud of its environmental leadership and the accomplishments. Yet the largest single...

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