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.

5/18/2018: Blog closed tomorrow for royal wedding

I don’t know about the rest of the internet but this blog will be closed tomorrow for the royal wedding.

Meghan Markle is an American princess and that Harry, one lucky guy.

I wasn’t always into royal weddings until the last one when Pippa Middleton showed up with those kids at her sister Kate’s wedding. 😍😍😍 you guys.

I didn’t even know Kate had a sister. Whose kids are those? Hers? That’s what I love about royal weddings — all the surprises.

And all the family drama. Like on those English period dramas that Management watches on Netflix called like The Duchess or Barrington Estate or Princess That Rules the Kingdom But Somehow Can’t Find a Suitor. So fun you guys and always in italics.

Management told me Meghan Markle’s family is a total shit show and has flown to London but is not invited to the wedding.  I don’t know if they can even do that but they just did. Maybe they saw the movie wedding crashers?

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So royal wedding yes tomorrow, blogging no.