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Forum Post: Do you see the meal tax as a positive or ineffective revenue builder and is it affecting your dining options?
Posted 07/12/2011 03:16:41 EDT
Wellesley has netted more than $600,000 in new revenue since the town adopted a local option tax on meals served in restaurants, according to figures released by state revenue officials. Read more.
Posted 07/12/2011 03:10:40 EDT
Watertown has netted more than $500,000 in new revenue since the town adopted a local option tax on meals served in restaurants, according to figures released by state revenue officials. Read more.
Forum Post: What would it take to get commuters out of cars and into trains?
Posted 07/08/2011 01:27:39 EDT
A traffic surge is predicted on Route 128 with the expected growth in jobs and building development along the corridor. The highway is above capacity at 200,000 cars per day, and it is expected to inc more »
Posted 07/08/2011 01:21:04 EDT
Forum Post: Share your favorite summer recipes
Posted 06/29/2011 02:55:38 EDT
With a booming Lexington farmers' market and upcoming July 4 celebrations, there is great opportunity to try out a new recipe. What are some of your favorite recipes that incorporate fresh ingredients more »
Forum Post: What is something memorable or notable about Watertown that you would put into a town time capsule?
Posted 06/29/2011 01:55:02 EDT
Watertown High School seniors created a time capsule to be opened in 50 years by the class of 2011. What would be fitting to include into a hypothetical town time capsule, if Watertown residents were more »
Forum Post: Do you agree with the new fees for cutting down trees on privately owned property?
Posted 06/29/2011 01:40:31 EDT
The Board of Selectmen approved a three-tier fee system for removing trees without planting replacements. The Tree Bylaw was accepted at Town Meeting in March and will take effect July 1. Read more ab more »
Forum Post: What is your favorite Watertown restaurant?
Posted 06/14/2011 04:03:13 EDT
The students of Watertown Middle School's newspaper are holding a poll regarding residents' favorite local restaurant food. Do you have a favorite local restaurant you would recommend? Read more about more »
Forum Post: What would you like to see done with Governor Stoughton's property in Milton?
Posted 06/13/2011 02:25:02 EDT
The Board of Selectmen will be taking a public vote June 27 regarding proposals received for the future use of the 40-acre property. In his will, Colonial-era Massachusetts governor William Stoughton more »
Forum Post: Do you think that underage drinking is a marked problem for high school athletes?
Posted 06/13/2011 02:06:26 EDT
Student athletes from Dedham High School recently attended a conference on drinking and driving at Gillette Stadium. The state's director of highway safety stated that student athletes are susceptible more »
Forum Post: What did you do for Memorial Day in Milton?
Posted 06/01/2011 04:20:59 EDT
Many residents get out of the city, yet others stayed close by and attended the Milton Memorial Day service Monday. What are some of Milton's best offerings for spending a holiday weekend at home? Rea more »
Forum Post: Would you urge Senator Scott Brown to back the "Safer Chemicals Act"?
Posted 06/01/2011 04:08:43 EDT
Dedham mother and cancer survivor Erin Boles presented her case to Senator Scott Brown last week, urging him to back a bill now on the senate floor. The bill would require the Environmental Protectio more »
Forum Post: What is your favorite restaurant in Arlington?
Posted 06/01/2011 03:53:12 EDT
Including Tryst and Tango, there are many restaurant offerings for great cuisine in Arlington. What is your favorite restaurant, or favorite establishment for specialty items such as seafood, ethnic f more »
Forum Post: What is your favorite restaurant in Wellesley?
Posted 06/01/2011 03:45:48 EDT
There are many offerings for great cuisine in Wellesley. What is your favorite restaurant, or favorite establishment for specialty items such as sushi, pizza, or seafood? more »
Forum Post: Do you think a call to report suspicious activity warrants a police dispatch?
Posted 05/27/2011 11:06:27 EDT
In light of the recent robberies in Milton, police have warned residents to lock their doors and be aware of anything suspicious in their neighborhood. Do you think that residents on edge may end up g more »
Forum Post: Are you going to Dedham Day at Fenway Park?
Posted 05/27/2011 10:53:21 EDT
In celebration of Dedham's 375th birthday, there will be special tickets available to Dedham residents. Are you taking advantage of this perk and attending the July 22 game? Read more about it. more »
Forum Post: How do you feel about negotiations between the town and teachers of Watertown?
Posted 05/26/2011 02:04:28 EDT
Watertown Educators Association's contract for a salary increase for teachers was rejected by the School Committee. Now teachers are protesting, and stating that all non-teaching activities will cease more »
Forum Post: Should the Endicott Estate be privatized to save the town $400K in yearly maintenance fees?
Posted 05/17/2011 03:06:02 EDT
The Endicott Estate is a landmark in Dedham that more than 80 community groups use during the year. Maintaining the property costs the town $400,000. Town officials are looking to privatize the estate more »
Forum Post: Wellesley Wonderful Weekend
Posted 05/17/2011 02:55:23 EDT
This coming weekend marks the 13th annual Wellesley Wonderful Weekend. Among the events are a Fun Fair and parade, Wellness Expo, and fireworks display. What were some of the previous years' events th more »
Forum Post: How do you suggest John Lawn fulfill his campaign promise of new job creation in the 10th Middlesex?
Posted 05/11/2011 01:41:24 EDT
The votes have been counted, and Democrat John Lawn has won the 10th Middlesex House seat that represents parts of Newton, Waltham, and Watertown. His top priorities were job creation and increased re more »
Forum Post: Why do you believe Dedham should be named an "All-America City"?
Posted 05/06/2011 01:30:07 EDT
Since Dedham will be celebrating its 375th town anniversary this year, it's a good time to reflect on what makes Dedham special. Our town was recently selected as one of 26 finalists to be an "All-Ame more »
Forum Post: Is a standalone senior center important for the town of Wellesley, and why is it needed in addition to the community center?
Posted 05/04/2011 03:38:57 EDT
Building on the community center for additional facilities for seniors has been abandoned by the Board of Selectmen. Should the town continue with plans to spend $5.8 million on building a separate ce more »
Posted 05/04/2011 03:29:25 EDT
Forum Post: Is $16,000 alloted per student a reasonable budget cost, and how do you back that spending?
Posted 05/04/2011 02:47:16 EDT
Milton Town Meeting appropriated about $800,000 to the Blue Hills Regional Technical School, a school with roughly 50 students. A budget forecast from 2009 had Milton Public Schools average cost at al more »
Forum Post: Share your Grendel's Den memories
Posted 03/30/2011 06:32:16 EDT
Harvard Square bar/restaurant Grendel's Den is celebrating 40 years. http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/cambridge/2011/03/grendels_den_celebrates_suprem.html Over ten years ago, I used to work in Har more »
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