Posted inTransportation

In Newton, a super Tuesday for pro-growth side

ALL POLITICS IS LOCAL, and for some residents in Newton that meant yesterday’s Super Tuesday vote in the presidential primary took a backseat to a question of what would happen in their backyard. The affluent Boston suburb of 88,000 residents has been riven for months by a proposal for a massive mixed-use development project in the […]

Posted inEducation

Suburbs and the charter school question 

HINGHAM DOES NOT look much like the sort of place where a charter school is likely to pop up. While charters schools in Massachusetts are concentrated in lower-income urban communities with struggling district schools and large minority populations, the wealthy South Shore suburb has a median home price of nearly $800,000 and a highly-regarded district school system, with a student population that is 92 percent […]