Monday, January 28, 2013
Waban resident Sallee Lipshutz reminds residents about a meeting this Thursday, Jan. 31 to discuss concerns about the I-95 Add-a-Lane project.
Monday, January 28
To the Editor: WAKE UP, WABAN! THE TRAFFIC IS COMING, THE TRAFFIC IS COMING! Add-A-Lane is nearly here! The design process of the Mass Department of Transportation is almost 75 percent complete. The Public Safety and Transportation Committee of the City of Newton’s Board of Aldermen has had the item on its agenda eight times already. The time to get educated and involved is NOW! THE MASS DOT IS PROPOSING A PERMANENT CHANGE TO THE INTERSECTION OF RT. 9 AND RT. 128/95 THAT INVOLVES MORPHING THE EXISTING FOUR-LEAF CLOVERLEAF INTO A TWO-LEAF CLOVERLEAF. They want to install two traffic lights at the intersection that will allow eastbound Rt. 9 drivers to turn left onto Rt. 128/95 north and westbound Rt. 9 drivers to turn left onto Rt. 128/95 …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The villages of Nonantum and Waban held their tree lighting events on Sunday, Dec. 2. Share your photos from the festivities by clicking the "upload photo and video" button below.
Waban Square and Coletti-Magni Park were packed Sunday evening as community members gathered to kick off the holiday season in Newton's villages. The festivities started in Waban with the annual tree lighting and community sing-a-long. The huge tree in Waban Square (corner of Woodward Street and Beacon Street) is now adorned with bright blue and gold lights. Later Sunday evening, the Nonantum Children's Christmas Party Association kicked off its annual holiday event in Coletti-Magni Park. The block around the park was packed with hundreds of people as Santa made his way down Watertown Street, escorted by a truck from the Newton Fire Department. After Santa made it into the park, the countdown began. As the crowd shouted, "3...2...1" the …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Chefs Jeff Fournier and Jakob White talk about what distinguishes their new Waban restaurant from 51 Lincoln, how they came to work together and what they'd do if they had a whole pig to work with.
If you were going to open a new restaurant, would you choose a spot just a mile and a half away from your already wildly successful (but very different) dining destination? If you were Jeff Fournier of 51 Lincoln, and now Waban Kitchen, that is exactly what you’d do. And you’d have a darn good reason for doing it too: the short commute makes for an easier balance between work life and home life. “My philosophy of entrepreneurship and being a chef has morphed over the last few years,” Fournier explains. “When I started thinking about starting a family (Jeff and his wife, Kate, are expecting their first child at the beginning of next year), I really started to make choices about quality of life for my staff and for myself and, moving …