Attendees at a Newton City Council Zoning and Planning Committee meeting on Feb. 28 discussed a citizens’ petition that would limit the height of businesses and residential buildings in the city.
The city of Newton has received a grant to make headway in turning the historic West Newton Armory into affordable housing, according to a press release from Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller. The grant enables the city to conduct a pre-development analysis to see if the armory is suitable for an affordable housing establishment.
Newton City Council passed the Northland Development Project on Monday, setting up the project to break ground over a year after its proposal.
Imagine a sprawling metropolitan system, connected by high-speed rail, that encompassed Boston, New York City, Toronto, Rochester, New Haven, Worcester, Portland, Springfield, and Montréal. That’s called an “interaction sphere,” which is becoming increasingly common in China, and would put the region’s major cities only an hour or two apart by train. Not only would people…