Volunteer in Watertown, May 10

Our Charles River clean up on Earth Day was cold and wet but not miserable. Hopefully, the volunteers will have better weather on May 10 for the Watertown Clean up sponsored by the by Watertown Community Foundation — click for details from their website. See also their upcoming forum on May 7th about health aging.

Departure platform moved to improve #73 and #71 bus service

Platform Change As of Monday, April 28 the departure platform for MBTA buses #73 and #71 going to Belmont and Watertown during Monday through Saturday will now be on the lower busway of Harvard Station. Departure on Sundays and holidays will be on the upper busway. This change should help improve service times and is […]

Local officials regulate dogs and kennels.

Because Belmont has been considering a new animal control law, I’ve been receiving some state law questions. State law vests authority for regulation of animals with local officials. General Laws, Chapter 140, sections 136A through 172 defines local authority over both kennels and individual dogs. Here are a few relevant sections. Section 136A defines terms, […]

Congestion near Fresh Pond Parkway

The following statement was released jointly by State Senator Will Brownsberger, State Senator Pat Jehlen, Representative Jon Hecht and Representative Dave Rogers. Update 2/11/2016: Contract Awarded If you commute inbound from Belmont, Watertown or West Cambridge, there is one problem you always have to solve — how to get past the congestion on Fresh Pond […]