Jeff Hecht

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Supported a comment by GuruPrasad Ravi on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 9 months, 3 weeks ago
GuruPrasad Ravi
The developer simply exploiting the Newton schools and its infrastructure. They have no particular love for the City. There are a lot of bigger and ready to develop sites in Waltham and Dedham and other places if they really want a "good" site. It is simply exploitation.
Supported a comment by Vin Shelton on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Vin Shelton
.. and that is where we disagree. The current scope (two giant towers and multiple six-story buildings) is MUCH too big. Traffic is an important unsolved problem, but it is not the only problem, IMO, Tom.
Supported a comment by Rose D on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months ago
Rose D
There is a commuter rail line that goes from Brandeis to porter square. Parking at Brandeis costs $4/day and then CR cost but then you can walk to Harvard square or take the red line to Kendall. A long costly trip. But it works and still requires a car and lots of time
Supported a comment by Brendan Keegan on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months ago
Brendan Keegan
No, this is a rail line that would begin/end at Riverside and travel over existing rail ROW into Allston, possibly onto Kendall and North Station: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/01/MBTA.jpg
Commented on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months ago
The proposed Indigo line is different, but bus service to the Brandeis station on the Fitchburg line into Cambridge and North Station is an interesting idea. There is some spotty bus service from West Newton and Auburndale to the Fitchburg line, and that's a quick and convenient line into Porter Square and Cambridge that most people in Newton know little about.
Supported a comment by Alexander Golob on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months ago
Alexander Golob
Totally agree! There is such an easy transit connection there that would make such a big difference in public transit accessibility and use.