10/4/2018: Derby St appeal wins

The appeal of the decision to make Derby St a 1 way won last night in a 4-2 vote. Derby won’t be a 1 way anytime soon you guys. Good arguments were made for and against changing the street to a 1 way and ultimately the committee felt they would be rushing in without fully understanding how it would effect traffic elsewhere in the neighborhood.

10/2/2018: Derby St meeting tomorrow at 7pm

The appeal for the Derby St petition will be tomorrow at 7pm at City Hall. In case you are new to the neighborhood, or earth, we are trying to get Derby St to become a 1 way so it’s safer for kids & families walking to/from Franklin.

There is opposition to making Derby a 1 way so its imperative you show up tomorrow night to support this petition. If you show up, the council should vote in our favor. If you don’t, we’ll lose.

I realize it’s a Wednesday and everyone has shit to do. No one wants to spend the evening at City Hall talking about traffic. But this is important. Please make time to be there.

9/18/2018: Decision to make Derby Street a 1 way appealed

Most of you guys know the traffic council voted 5-0 to make Derby St a 1 way on May 31st. A victory for the people. Except maybe 1 person who appealed it.

So now there’s another meeting on Oct. 3rd 7pm at City Hall to discuss it. Again. Please try to attend. If you can’t, please email Danielle Delaney at the Office of the City Council. These emails do carry a lot of weight at the hearings. Email address is:

Ddelaney@newtonma.gov

8/30/2018: New sidewalks on Randlett

The Randlett beautification project continued this week as the city replaced some of the sidewalks on upper Randlett. Unfortunately, some ASSHOLE tried to run through wet concrete and ruined the sidewalk, possibly the whole street.

If I’m being totally honest, that asshole was me you guys. Was running home from the gym listening to Drake at volume 10 and just ran right into. The foreman was not impressed and tried to make me feel better by saying “it happens all the time.” Notice tho how I stopped on a DIME 3rd step in and jumped into Ed’s yard. Yeah – I know – pretty athletic for someone who just ran into wet concrete.

8/9/2018: Randlett Park no longer scheduled to be repaved

Sorry no blog posts lately – on summer hours you guys.

So we were scheduled to get the street repaved in 2019 because we scored a 37 on the city’s StreetScan scale in 2016. Sounds like that’s not happening anymore because the city has a new 5 year plan to only repave streets with a score of 25 or less.

The city is using terms like strategic, prioritization & cost benefit value. That’s stuff you say at meetings gang. Our street needs to be repaved and I say we march on city hall! Once it gets cooler obviously. Been so humid lately. Then we get some cold ones! Who’s with me?!?