City: Traffic Counter Missing from Walnut Street

A traffic counter has gone missing from the commercial section of Walnut Street. The city confirms that the counter had been installed in mid October but was missing from it’s spot in front of Great Harvest Bread Company on October 18. Though, while the city...

Mayor Warren engages in ‘retail’ politics

Newton Mayor Setti Warren has been spending time meeting with Newtonville business this week to listen to their concerns and answer their questions about the Austin Street project. Here’s a few images from his Twitter feed… Always good to see my friends at...
Dear Orr Building

Dear Orr Building

I’ve been playing with the Digital Commonwealth archives and found some amazing pictures of our little city. Some are recent, but others give insight into a very different time. My son and I, inspired by the site Dear Photograph, have started taking images of...
Open thread: Parkview or Parkedview?

Open thread: Parkview or Parkedview?

Yes, there’s more to Newtonville than just Austin Street. At @fignewtonville’s request, here’s an opportunity to discuss last night’s Parks & Recreation Commission public hearing. At issue was a proposal to build a parking lot on public...

Here’s the city’s vision for Newtonville

Not that this will be controversial or anything  but Newton’s Planning Department has just released this document outlining the city’s vision for Newtonville.   And  on page 15, you will see the  Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis for the Austin Street...

Developers Circle the Wagons

We could reasonably expect that the NVA would support candidates for Alderman-at-Large who share their concerns about the Austin Street development. Whether they suggest that you bullet-vote for Lynne LeBlanc or also support Jake Auchincloss as an independent...
Is Newtonville’s Subway Already Gone?

Is Newtonville’s Subway Already Gone?

I haven’t seen any official signage, but it looks like the Newtonville Subway was “coming soon” longer than it was “open now.” The tables are gone and I haven’t seen the “open” sign on at any time you’d normally...
What the Hail?

What the Hail?

In Newtonville just a short while ago … hail between the size of a nickle and a quarter. I have never seen anything like this in Newton. Any hail in your village?...

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