Proposed marijuana clinic at former South Pacific draws panicked opposition

A proposal for medical marijuana dispensary at 1152 Beacon Street (former site of the South Pacific restaurant) drew considerable opposition from neighbors at a Newton Highlands Area Council meeting last night, according to these very meticulous meeting minutes.

At around 9:00 pm, at the end of the public discussion about this proposal, the community members who were present were asked if they supported the proposal. Only 2 people were supportive, everyone else (about 30 people) were not supportive. One person was undecided and needed further information.

It’s worth reading the full play by play but here’s some

RIP: Newton’s South Pacific sign

It’s the end of an era. Newton’s long standing landmark, stands no more😞 pic.twitter.com/RqpCQReGia — Newton Police (@newtonpolice) May 24, 2016 There’s also a Facbook page that memorializes the restaurant’s closing....