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

Dear NVA, please don’t repeat my mistake

About ten years ago, when I still worked at The TAB, one of our reporters was writing a story about how a group of political insiders was looking to recruit a candidate to run against then-alderman (and habitual thorn in the side of then-Mayor Cohen) Ken Parker. To...
Why did Brian Yates join the NVA candidates slate?

Why did Brian Yates join the NVA candidates slate?

I’ve always considered Alderman Brian Yates to be something of a maverick. First elected in 1987, it’s not always easy to predict where Yates would come down on many issues. It’s often even harder at times to guess his reasons behind some votes.  I...
Newton Villages Alliance emerges from cone of silence

Newton Villages Alliance emerges from cone of silence

Sixteen months after its debut the no-growth group Newton Villages Alliance has finally published the names of its directors on its website. According the recently amended page, “the Alliance is led by a steering committee of 30 members.  The steering committee elects...

Newton Villages Alliance seeks to stop Charter reform

The still mysterious Newton Villages  Alliance has just issued an alert to its email subscribers calling for aldermen to “vote NO, and against putting the questions of establishment of a charter commission and candidates for such a commission on the November...