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?!?

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