Congressman Joe Kennedy III visits Newton North for a Town Hall

Congressman Joe Kennedy III, our directly elected representative in Congress ( D-Mass, 4th District) visited Newton North for a Town Hall this afternoon to speak and take questions from residents about happenings in Washington.   He listed the health care bill and Russian interference in the US election as key topics.   Photos from the event below. Continue reading “Congressman Joe Kennedy III visits Newton North for a Town Hall”

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Sound Levels on the Walnut Street Bridge

The City of Newton is currently considering a developer proposal to redevelop the Orr Block at the corner of Walnut St and Washington.   As part of the project the developer is seeking to have the area rezoned to MU-4 zoning and for a special permit for various variances from that zoning.    As part of that arrangement the developer would offer to make investments or cash payments for improvements desirable to the city.

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Photos of the Newtonville Commuter Rail Station

With discussion picking up on the proposed Orr Building development, and given the significance of the rail station to the transit-oriented development of Austin St., it seemed useful to snap a few photos of the stairway leading to the rail platform.  Click on the images for high resolution version. Continue reading “Photos of the Newtonville Commuter Rail Station”

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“Parking is the lifeblood of Business” – Results of Newton Center Parking Study

Results of the Newton Center Parking Study were presented to the Public Safety and Traffic Committee on Thursday January 14th.

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Analysis of the Austin Street Partners Pro Forma

Below is the Austin Street Partners Pro Forma submitted to the city and Board of Alderman in September 2015. It formed the basis for assessing whether the city was getting a fair deal in terms of affordable units and land price. Continue reading “Analysis of the Austin Street Partners Pro Forma”

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