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March 21, 2017 Likes Comments

Mayors Warren and Walsh both release ambitious transpiration plans

A top goal of Newton Mayor Setti Warren’s just released transportation plan, “Newton 2040: A Transportation Strategy for Newton,” is to not just make it easier to move through the city, but to transform Newton into a place that is safe, smart, accessible, livable and sustainable. Turning...

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Featured / N2 Innovation District
March 20, 2017 Likes Comments

N-Squared campaign nearly fully-funded

The key members of the business, real estate and educational communities within the N2 Innovation District have stepped and supported the effort to brand the region and grow innovation-driven businesses here. Thanks to their support, a fundraising campaign launched...

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Featured / N2 Innovation District
March 08, 2017 Likes Comments
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Miraca Life Sciences expanding in the N2 Inno District

Miraca Life Sciences is moving to a 30,000 square foot lease at Crawford Place at 15 Crawford Street in Needham, part of the N2 Innovation District. The Irving, Texas-based company provides proven high-quality anatomic and clinical pathology services, serving more than 5,500 patients...

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Featured / N2 Innovation District
November 02, 2016 Likes Comments
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Northland unveils new vision for N-Squared Inno District

In the parking lot outside of the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber Offices on Needham Street, Northland Development Corporation recently unveiled a vision that will transform 27 acres of outdated buildings and windswept asphalt into a thriving village that has the power to remake the N2 Innovation District. ...

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Featured
July 15, 2016 Likes Comments

Newton Nexus to bring grocery store, other amenities, to Needham Street

Crosspoint Associates broke ground in late June on a new mixed-used development at the former TripAdvisor site on Needham Street called Newton Nexus.   Newton Nexus will transform three vacant office buildings into a 143,000 square foot community-oriented retail destination, including a grocery store, restaurants...

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N2 Innovation District
March 21, 2017 Likes Comments

Solving transit needs can’t be just limited to one or two options

By Chuck Tanowitz If Greater Boston has an Achilles Heel, it’s transportation. This was our number one challenge when we established the N2 Innovation District in 2014 and, although we’ve seen some progress, it remains a major hurdle today. It’s also cited as a...

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Needham
March 20, 2017 Likes Comments

Farmers Market eyes new home

Needham’s Farmers Market would be well-served by relocating to the Garrity Way in front of Town Hall, according to the Chamber’s Needham Economic Development Committee. Relocating the Sunday market received strong support at a Re-Imagine Needham Center brainstorming session organized by the chamber to...

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N2 Innovation District
February 10, 2017 Likes Comments
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Video: Four N-Squared District projects

The N2 Innovation District is undergoing rapid physical change, with construction cranes and workers busy at sites in both Newton and Needham. But have you been wondering what, exactly, is being built on Needham Street, Wells Ave and Needham Crossing? Which businesses are moving to these new...

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February 07, 2017 Likes Comments

Green business awards nominees wanted

  The Chamber's Environment Committee is planning its Spring Business Breakfast May 4 at the Needham Sheraton and is looking for your nominations for the annual Annual Green Business Awards.    Click Here to Nominate a Business   To qualify, a business must be based in either Newton,...

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N2 Innovation District
February 01, 2017 Likes Comments
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N-Squared transformation continues with central property coming on the market

One of the most walkable office spaces in the N2 Innovation District has come on the market. The 60,000 square foot Paragon Towers at 233 Needham Street is now up for sale. This kind of change is emblematic of the vibrant transformation happening in the N2 Innovation...

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January 30, 2017 Likes Comments

Campanelli joins Needham Bank

Joseph P. Campanelli is Needham Bank’s new chief executive officer, succeeding Mark Whalen who announced his retirement earlier this year. Campanelli brings a wealth of industry knowledge and industry experience to the Needham Bank Team. He began his banking career at Hartford National Bank ...

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January 30, 2017 Likes Comments

Housing advocate Josephine McNeil to retire

By Gail Spector When Josephine McNeil retires from CAN-DO (Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton Development Organization) later this year, she’ll leave a legacy that includes a lot more than the 44 affordable housing units she helped create. ...

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