The Waban Area Council is born!

No more need to say “proto”, “nascent” or “ad hoc” to describe the Waban neighborhood organization that now completes Ward 5 coverage by ultra-local community government. On July 8, on First Call of the Board of Aldermen, during an oppressively steamy summer evening,...

Fear and/or compassion in Waban

The Globe’s Evan Allen has a story today about the proposal to turn the  former fire station near the corner Beacon and Washington Streets in Waban  into studio apartments for ten chronically homeless individuals. (Feisty TAB Blog discussion here.) Allen...

Four Newton villages down…nine to go!!!!!!

Under the Newton City Charter, neighborhood area councils have been approved as citizen-instigated elected grass-roots advisory organizations for several decades. But, for many years, only one neighborhood took advantage of this most local of all loci of our city’s...

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