8/26/2015: 277 Waltham for sale… again

Cue the circus music! 277 Waltham is back on the market. Again. This time with a reduced price of $899,888. That’s $100k off the original asking price.

Bill Murray

Looks like the whole for sale & rent at the same time, renovated/unrenovated with no permits thing isn’t working out. Shocking you guys. Open house Sunday 12-2pm if you want to stop by and see WTF is going on with this place.

277 Waltham


8/25/2015: Neighborhood residents shoot down Knights of Columbus development

W. Newton residents and local alderman have shot down a proposed developed at the Knights of Columbus. The proposal called for 5 residential units with garage parking underneath. The handicap accessible unit was only going to be 460 sq/ft — which is tiny.

Neighborhood folks didn’t like the “Motel 6” look of the development and fact that the garage design would likely cause residents to park on the street. At a community meeting on July 25th, neighbors voiced their concerns to the developers attorney. At an August 4th meeting of the Land Use Committee, the developers revised plan did not impress. Neighbors were still concerned about the density and impact on the neighborhood.

So right now, this development is nowhere you guys.

Knights of Columbus

Knights development

8/20/2015: Poison ivy on Randlett

Most of you guys know I get poison ivy every summer. Its all around the sugar maple in our backyard. Last year’s case of poison ivy was a real downer. I got it in the worst spot. Like THE worst spot.

Common sense says stay away from the sugar maple. But when you’re a boss you do boss things. Like yard work around the sugar maple. One year I ripped it all out. You’ll never guess what happened? I got poison ivy.

Some Newton bros must have been running into the same problem as me, cause they just invented SeeLeaf — a wipe that changes color when it comes in contact with poison ivy or poison oak. These wipes can be bought in 5 or 10 packs and each wipe can be used over and over until it comes in contact with poison ivy/oak.

Poison ivy looks different everywhere you guys. At the beach it looks different than it does in Newton. It does not go dormant in the winter. You can even get it from dead plants or vines. So maybe these wipes are a good idea? http://www.seeleaf.com/

poison ivy


8/20/2015: Review of Judith’s Kitchen

Hit up Judith’s Kitchen this morning with Management and the low to mid-level employees. Was gonna go yesterday but I work downtown and am terribly important.

Here’s what you need to know. JK is going to fill a nice little void in W. Newton. Coffee and breakfast breads for commuters in the morning. Make your own sandwiches for lunch. And plenty of prepared foods to take home for dinner. Oh yeah, good wine & beer selection too. Judy baby has Coors Light, so you can tell she’s a woman that enjoys the finer things.

Was kinda surprised after some of my blog posts that I was actually served food this morning. Wasn’t sure if it was gonna be hi welcome to Judith’s Kitchen or go f yourself. Thankfully, blog readership is in the dumper lately and Judy baby probably has no idea who I am.