MassChallenge may open site in Newton

MassChallenge, the world renowned Boston-based start-up accelerator, is looking at expanding from Boston’s Innovation District into the former Health Department building in Newton Center,  The Boston Globe’s Ellen Ishkanian...

Jan. 10: Kennedy to hold Newton office hours

Congressman Joe Kennedy III will hold regional constituent office hours in Newton and Brookline on Saturday, Jan. 10. These regional office hours will continue the Congressman’s commitment to ensuring the resources of his office are accessible to all residents in the 4th District. “As we begin our second...

Jan. 8: Needham St/Highland Ave. road designs hearing

Mass DOT will present its design plans for the Needham Street/Highland Ave road design on Thurs. Jan. 8, 7 p.m. at Countryside School Auditorium, 191 Dedham St, Newton. Here is a link to Mass DOT’s Needham Street/Highland Ave presentation which was unveiled at a public meeting at Needham Town Hall in...

Globe column takes Newton to task on Wells Ave project

In a column in The Boston Globe, Paul McMorrow, offers a perspective on a key parcel in the N2 Innovation Corridor that too many of Newton’s aldermen and the city’s Planning Department failed to embrace in the decision to reject a proposed housing complex at 135 Wells Ave. The Newton-Needham Chamber’s Board...

Sewer fees to increase for Newton o businesses, non-profits

Newton’s Board of Aldermen approved a measure Dec. 15 that will allow residents to install second water meters for outdoor use but not provide the same option to businesses, non-profits, or apartments and/or condominium owners with four or more units. An estimated 6,000 of Newton’s largest...

Village Bank nomination earns grant for Understanding Our Differences

Joseph A. De Vito, president and CEO of The Village Bank, announced today that a nomination by the Bank has earned a local nonprofit organization, Understanding Our Differences, a $2,500 grant from the Massachusetts Bankers Association (MBA) Charitable Foundation. Founded and still based in Newton,...

What’s your level of satisfaction with the MBTA?

This comes from the MBTA Advisory Board…. The MBTA Advisory Board, a member of the Boston MPO, has developed a tool to measure the experience of the typical transit user and their level of satisfaction with the service they receive.   Please follow this link, http://www.transitdiary.com/login/ and help us...

Alert: Plan would increase non-homeowners’ sewer bills.

By Greg Reibman Newton’s Board of Aldermen will vote on a proposal Monday that would give residents the option to install a second water meter on their property exclusively for outdoor water use. As explained in this article in The TAB, outdoor meters would provide a savings to select users because...

Give Local

Today is Giving Tuesday, the annual effort designed to encourage us all to pause from the bustle of holiday shopping and celebrations and make time to support the non-profits which make our world a better place. As you consider where to donate your dollars and time this year, please don’t forget the...

Chamber partners with Northeastern on MBA scholarship

The Newton Needham Chamber has entered into a partnership with Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business to offer a $20,000 MBA scholarship to an employee at a qualified Chamber member company annually. “We are thrilled to partner with the Newton-Needham Chamber to provide this annual...

J.C. Monahan returning to host Chamber breakfast

J.C. Monahan, news anchor at WCVB-TV’s NewsCenter 5 and co-host of Chronicle, will return as master of ceremonies at the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce Annual Achievement Breakfast on Thursday Nov. 13 at 7:30 a.m. at the Newton-Marriott Hotel.   The breakfast – the largest annual...

Chamber board: Vote ‘no’ on Questions 2 & 4

The Newton-Needham Chamber’s Board of Directors voted at its Oct. 15 meeting to take a stand on two of the four statewide ballot questions which will appear on the Nov. 4, 2014 State Election ballot.   Here are the results of those deliberations.     QUESTION 1 (eliminating the gas tax...

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