How the Burbs are Missing Out on the Boom

Today’s Boston Globe Business section includes an interesting piece on the building boom going on today in Boston. According to the data, most of the suburbs are missing out on it. This isn’t because the places are undesirable for housing, but because the...

City conducting Newton Centre parking study

this comes from the mayor’s office. The City of Newton is undertaking a comprehensive study of parking supply, utilization and management in Newton Centre. With continued retail success, proximity to the T, dense abutting residential neighborhoods, and a healthy...
MBTA enters 21st century

MBTA enters 21st century

At a press conference today at Newton Centre, transportation secretary Stephanie Pollack and T officials welcomed the enablement of train announcements at surface stations on the green line....

Mr. Sid’s Ira Segel dies at 78

Ira Segel, co-founder and longtime operator of the Mr. Sid’s men’s clothing store in Newton Centre, died Sunday at the age of 78,  the trade magazine Womens Wear Daily reports. The full story is behind a paybwall and I haven’t seen any other updates...
What to do with the old Newton Centre Library

What to do with the old Newton Centre Library

When I tell folks there’s an old library in Newton Centre (which has recently acted as the health department), they can’t picture it. I can describe it all I want, but most have never been there. The fact is, the old building is on the National Register of...