An unsatisfactory response

An unsatisfactory response

Cognizant of Mayor Fuller’s request for people to be careful about Covid social distancing violations, I just called the dispatcher at the Newton Police to report a gathering of some 40 college-age men practicing football with no masks on Weeks Field. (The photo...

And no play dates, either

Please read this most recent article by Asaf Bitton at Ariadne Labs here in Boston. He offers an informed opinion in a time of uncertainty. I’d rather follow his advice and hope that it is not necessary than not follow it and discover he was right.  Excerpt: No...
Wait, this is me now!

Wait, this is me now!

Sorry if this comes across as too personal, but I’m offering it as a general statement on behalf my generation and also (perhaps) to help you “young’ns” understand how some of us might be feeling when we strongly encourage people in Newton to...
Do it for each other

Do it for each other

We spend a lot of time on this forum having discussions and making arguments about how to be good citizens and good neighbors. The COVID-19 virus gives us all another chance to demonstrate our commitment to one another and the broader community.  This has nothing to...

We’ll try to fit it into the day

I’d like to make clear that this post is not a criticism: It’s more a story about the complications and cross-currents in our lives that arise from the COVID-19 virus. A Newton parent related the following story. Concerned about the virus, she’s been...

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