Asim had meeting with mayor, police chief

Asim had meeting with mayor, police chief

West Newton resident Jabari Asim finally had that meeting with Mayor Setti Warren and Police Chief Howard Mintz last month to express his displeasure about a citation police pursued against him this summer – and to seek assurances police officers would not pay special...
Walk/Bike to School Wednesday Oct 7

Walk/Bike to School Wednesday Oct 7

Do your kids have safe routes to school?  Where are the danger points?  On National Walk/Bike to School Day Wednesday, Oct 7, your kids and you can help a fledgling effort to create a Newton-wide Safe Routes to School map, complete with posted wayfinding routes.  A...
Newton’s gas leaks (and more) mapped

Newton’s gas leaks (and more) mapped

I wish I could take credit for the wonderful map, as it’s the kind of thing I would do if I were retired, but thanks to the people at HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Team) and in particular their co-founder and president Audrey Schulman, we can now view...
Gas Leaks, Redux

Gas Leaks, Redux

We’ve spoken about gas leaks a few times here on the blog, but clearly the problem is not yet solved.  New laws were passed last year to try to accelerate detection and repairs. The regular Newton Tree Conservancy spring planting will be coming up on April 25,...

Somerville spotlighting snow shoveling scofflaws

The city of Somerville is hanging oversized neon yellow placards on doors of houses where sidewalks have not been shoveled in accordance to the city’s snow-removal ordinance, according to this article by  Boston Globe (and former Newton TAB) reporter Steve...

TAB: Eleven rapes in Newton in 2014

The TAB’s Jim Morrison wrote a page one story today about decreased crime rates in Newton between 2013 and 2014 (not online yet.) Good news, mostly. Here’s what had me puzzled though: “Rapes were down 48 percent with 11 in 2014, compared to 21 in...

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