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...

Chamber to honor Ken Brennan

Kenneth C. Brennan, chairman of the board of The Village Bank, will be among those honored at the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce Annual Achievement Breakfast on November 13 at 7:30 a.m. at the Newton-Marriott Hotel. The breakfast — the largest annual gathering of area business and civic leaders – will...

Newton/Needham share $3.3M MassWorks grant

Much needed improvements to roadway conditions along Needham Street and Highland Ave. took a step forward this week thanks to the awarding of a MassWorks grant for the long-delayed construction project. Gov, Deval Patrick announced Oct. 21 that $3.35 million has been awarded to the project under the...

Needham named a 2014 Google eCity

Google has named Needham its 2014 eCity of Massachusetts. The eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state — the digital capitals of America. These cities’ businesses are embracing the web to find new customers, connect with existing clients and fuel their local...

Saturday rail service returning to Needham

Saturday commuter rail service is returning to Needham this winter. MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey announced the restoration of service yesterday to Needham as well as the Kingston/Plymouth and Greenbush lines, following a two year absence. “Our customers have consistently asked for more...

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