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December 07, 2016 Likes Comments

N2’s hidden gems-small independent businesses make the district unique

By Gail Spector The N2 Innovation District is gaining recognition as the home of well-known companies like TripAdvisor, CyberArk, PTC and Big Belly Solar. But innovation in the area is not limited to technology-oriented companies. N2 is also dotted with hidden gems employing unusual business models, ...

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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Offices on Needham Street, Northland Development Corporation recently unveiled a vision that will transform 27 acres of outdated buildings and windswept asphalt into a thriving village that has the power to remake the N2 Innovation District.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
September 29, 2016 Likes Comments

Jeffery named GM at Sheraton Needham

Mark Jeffery has been named general manager of the Sheraton Needham Hotel in Needham. A 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Jeffery will be responsible for overall operations of the 247-key hotel, leading a team of 110 on-site associates in the heart of the...

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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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December 05, 2016 Likes Comments

Contest for Newton’s next mayor underway

Mayor Setti Warren’s decision to not seek a third term has launched beginning of what’s certain to be a hotly-contested municipal election season in Newton. So far, two veteran City Councilors — Scott...

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December 05, 2016 Likes Comments
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Elliot Bridge set to reopen

It’s hard to believe that such a small bridge could wreak so much havoc. But that’s exactly what happened when the two-lane Cook’s Bridge — connecting Central Ave in Needham with Elliot Street in Newton — was determined to be...

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November 30, 2016 Likes Comments

Chamber welcomes three new directors

Come January, there will be new faces around the table at the monthly meeting of the chamber’s board of directors. With several current directors stepping down due to term limits, three new directors were appointed to the board at the Nov. 10 annual meeting.   Bruce ...

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November 30, 2016 Likes Comments

The harsh realities of ‘patent trolling’

By Richard J. Ross The now-mainstream act of “patent trolling” is a growing threat to small businesses not only in Massachusetts, but across the United States. These acts are carried out by non-practicing entities, or NPEs, and have gone from a low-profile to conventional issue in less than 10...

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Newton
November 21, 2016 Likes Comments
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The Village Bank partners with Newton for 9th annual Holiday Gift Drive

Again this year, The Village Bank and the City of Newton Department of Health and Human Services are combining efforts in order to brighten the upcoming holiday season for local children who may otherwise be overlooked. The ninth annual Holiday Gift Drive is now underway and will...

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N2 Innovation District
November 21, 2016 Likes Comments

Chamber president on BBJ’s ‘Power 50’ list

Newton-Needham Regional Chamber President Greg Reibman has been recognized as one of Greater Boston's “50 most powerful people in the spheres of business, community and policy” by the Boston Business Journal. The BBJ’s annual “Power 50;...

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N2 Innovation District / Newton
November 17, 2016 Likes Comments
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Boston Ballet moving to Newton Nexus

Boston Ballet will be relocating and expanding the Boston Ballet School Newton Studio to 153 Needham St. in the N2 Innovation District. The new studio will be located within the new Newton Nexus complex, which...

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Needham
October 06, 2016 Likes Comments
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Initiative aims to ‘Re-Imagine Needham Town Center’

By Lise Elcock What would it take to make Needham Center one of the best small downtowns in the nation? That’s the question a group of stakeholders began discussing last month during a workshop designed to start developing a vision and strategy for a downtown that’s culturally and...

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