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?!?

7/19/2018: Another pitbull attack today at 154 Randlett

Pitbulls attacked a local dog today around noon in front of 154. This is the 3rd time these pitbulls have attacked dogs on the street. Police responded, which is the 5th time they have been called to house regarding the dogs behavior in the past 2 years.

After the last attack, a public hearing was held and the dogs owners didn’t bother to show up. They were fined.

Newton Police needs to step up and take control of this situation. If you agree, please let Officer Torres of Animal Control know at rtorres@newtonma.gov

5/31/2018: Motion passes to make Derby St one-way

The city passed a motion tonight to make Derby a one-way street westbound from Waltham to Cherry (towards Franklin). The decision can be appealed in the next 20 days. But a big win for the people (and the kids!) tonight.

Derby St is only 19-20′ wide, which is not wide enough for traffic to be passing in both directions. That section of street is 1,150 feet long and over 2,000 cars travel it each day.

The city’s major concern is that making Derby a one-way will encourage drivers to speed and that won’t be necessarily any safer.

Huge shout out to Miles & Brad for making this happen and all the parents that came out to voice concern for our kids. And Ken the crossing guard – he was there and spoke up for us.

Oh yeah it turns out there are no parking restrictions on Derby. Probably because no one in their right mind would park there. That being said, you’ll be able to park on Derby during pick up/drop off now. The city actually likes this since it will force traffic to slow down.

20 Day appeal period but good start you guys.