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Parking and traffic: economics over engineering

Parking and traffic: economics over engineering

Republished from Newton City Coucilor Jake Auchincloss’ latest newsletter. We tend to think of traffic like a liquid: it requires a certain amount of volume to flow smoothly. Congestion, in this view, is the result of constrained volume. Widening roads should reduce congestion, because automobiles will flow through a wider aperture. This does not work. Widening roads does not read more

Globe: Should local elections remain non-partisan?

The Boston Globe posed an interesting question in its "The Argument" column Sunday: Should local elections remain non-partisan in Massachusetts? Arguing in favor of maintaining status quo is Melrose Alderman at-large Monica Medeiros, Arguing that local elections should require candidates to list party affiliation is Progressive Needham's Ted Steinberg. From...

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Jimmy Tingle comes to Newton

Jimmy Tingle comes to Newton

Jimmy Tingle is a hilarious comedian, a political satirist, a story-teller, and he got 41% of the vote in the last election for MA Lieutenant Governor. He's working on a new show and next Thursday, Dec 27, 7:30PM he'll be trying it out on the Newton Nomadic Theater audience at Gregorian Rugs.  . Tingle has worked as a humorist and commentator for 60 Minutes II and...

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My name is Tamika Olszewski and I’m running for School Committee

My name is Tamika Olszewski and I’m running for School Committee

My name is Tamika Olszewski and I am thrilled to announce my candidacy for the open Ward 4 School Committee seat in 2019. I am the mother of twins in third grade at Burr Elementary and the wife of my college sweetheart, Al, for over 13 years. We moved to Newton in pursuit of an excellent education for our children and a welcoming community for our family. An...

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How would you rate the 2018 Newton City Council?

How would you rate the 2018 Newton City Council?

One year ago, a significantly different Newton City Council was getting ready to be sworn in. In addition to a new president (Marc Laredo), vice president (David Kalis) the council featured seven new members --Maria Scibelli Greenberg, Andrea W. Kelley, Christopher J. Markiewicz, Joshua Krintzman, Andreae Downs, Brenda Noel and Rebecca Walker Grossman-- replacing...

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