In praise of downtowns, Main Streets

To give them a boost, end policies that codify car worship

COMING FROM NEWTON  I should have known that Greater Boston has hundreds of wonderful little downtowns and village centers, the hearts of walkable neighborhoods. Newton itself has 13 villages. I grew up walking to downtown Newtonville for blue slush puppies and books at the branch library, now a senior center. In my 30s, I lived(...)

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