The reality of seniors and housing

The recent statement from this presentation from Right Sized Newton (page 12) that “… seniors overwhelmingly DO NOT WANT to live in luxury high-rise rental apartments” is simply not true. I say this based on academic background; extended membership/ leadership of the...

What is going on with housing prices?

This originally appeared in City Councilor Jake Auchincloss’ email newsletter.   Debates about housing dynamics are often vague, anectdotal, and ad hominem. So, here’s an attempt to explain housing prices concretely, empirically, and systemically: Housing prices...
What does it take to make ends meet in Newton? A cost-of-living breakdown

What does it take to make ends meet in Newton? A cost-of-living breakdown

City Councilor Jake Auchincloss shared this on his email newsletter. Reprinted here with his permission.

Residents spend approximately 15% more to live in Newton than in neighboring cities and towns of Middlesex County, and one in five families earn below the living wage of $78K, according to Making Ends Meet in Newton, a report sponsored by the mayor’s Economic Growth for All initiative.

Drawing on Boston College faculty to help apply

Kathleen Kouril Grieser’s fake math

Kathleen Kouril Grieser’s fake math

This one has been bugging me for a week but I’m just getting to it now. In last week’s TAB, of anti-housing group Newton Villages Alliance makes this rather bold — and I’d argue entirely unsubstantiated — statement.

It is indisputable that Newton residents reject high-density residential projects because every one that has been proposed has encountered intense local opposition.

Kouril Grieser offers no evidence to support her declaration other than the fact that

Austin Street conversations at NNHS

Those of you who are as bored with Austin Street as the Tab seems to be (no coverage of the March 1 community meeting at NNHS) can skip right over this if you want, but for anyone who’s curious, here’s a sampling of what people were hearing. I’m sorry I didn’t manage...

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