If you drive down Walnut Street at night, then you've noticed the Newton North construction site looking a lot like Rockefeller Center. If you're curious why the city is spending money on keeping the area lit up all day and night, it's not just for the holiday season.
"During working hours, the lights are there for the safety of the workers," Jeremy Solomon, the mayor's spokesman, wrote in an email. "After hours, they are on to (1) deter trespassers, and (2) to protect the safety of trespassers. Clearly, an unlit, partially constructed four-story structure presents a significant public safety hazard."
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