The proposed improvements will include a raised intersection and crosswalks, ADA-compliant curbs, and new concrete sidewalks.
“But at a time when our employers are battling inflation, wage pressure and a looming recession, a property tax increase feels like a lot to ask of our business community,” Greg Reibman said.
“While it may not translate today and tomorrow to increased sales, the idea is that people are just introduced to another part of Newton—and, in particular, Newton Centre—and they will come back,” Petrulakis said.
Whether it be at farms or golf courses, the summer drought has left Newton businesses with changes in revenue.
“They had super moist chicken, and when I bit into it, it was like biting into a slice of heaven,” said Joseph Anderson, a Bentley University student. “And when I did it, it was like a little bit of crunch but then just a full melt of flavors in my mouth.”
Newton Al Fresco, an outdoor dining collaboration between local restaurants and artists, is returning to the streets of Newton starting April 1 with more restaurants participating than ever before.
DoorDash awarded Corner Café Newton $20,000 as part of the delivery service’s Main Street Strong program, created to support small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The proposal to ban Uber and Lyft from picking up and dropping off customers on the curb outside of the Logan Airport terminals and to add a drop-off fee at Logan was approved Thursday. The Massachusetts Transportation Authority (Massport) voted to institute the new policies beginning in October 2019.
“I was literally looking at tickets a week ago, which is really funny, and I was about to buy a ticket when my sister texted me and was like, ‘Don’t buy a ticket, they are shutting down.’” said Claire Madden, MCAS ’20.
The hearing was headed by Kim Janey, the ordinance sponsor and city councilor for District 7, and Michael Flaherty, chair of the committee.