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Needham
April 26, 2018 Likes Comments
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Needham’s Street Fair returns

The Needham Street Fair is returning to the Town Common on Saturday June 2. Long organized by the Needham Business Association, the fair’s operation is now being coordinated by the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber, following the merger of the two business advocacy groups earlier...

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N2 Innovation District
April 26, 2018
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Economic impact of housing crisis on May 17 menu

One of the region’s leading experts on housing trends and economics will be the featured speaker at the chamber’s annual Spring Business Breakfast on Thursday May 17 at the Needham Sheraton. Annual Spring Breakfast will also honor green businesses One of the region’s leading experts on housing trends and...

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N2 Innovation District / Newton
April 25, 2018
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UMass Amherst’s Mount Ida campus would help grow jobs and the economy

There is little doubt that last week’s announcement that UMass Amherst has an agreement to acquire the Mount Ida College campus in Newton has not played out well. By Greg Reibman UMass Amherst’s plan to create an...

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Needham
April 18, 2018
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March RAY of Hope recipient

Josh is a senior at Needham High School. He was nominated by his sister Becki Steinberg. Josh was diagnosed with severe OCD at age 11 and, after undergoing several years of intensive treatment, is now able to manage his symptoms effectively and harness his experience to help others do the...

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Bike share coming to Newton, Needham this summer

LimeBike and Spin have been selected to provide dock-less bike share services for Newton, Needham and 13 other inner suburban communities in Metro Boston starting this summer, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) has announced. “People who live, work, and visit the service area...

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N2 Innovation District / Newton
April 06, 2018
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Newton joins Needham as a gold BioReady community

Newton has just been designated a Gold BioReady community, a status that should help attract the burgeoning life sciences industry to the city.   The BioReady Community designation from the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio) signifies that a municipality ...

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N2 Innovation District / Newton
April 06, 2018
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N-Squared to be incorporated into UMass' plans for Mt Ida campus

Mount Ida College has reached a definitive agreement in principle with the University of Massachusetts that will lead to the establishment of a new UMass campus in Newton focused on the innovation economy, health care, business, computer science and other STEM specialties. UMass Amherst will acquire the physical...

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Newton
April 04, 2018
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Fuller to create Washington Street corridor master plan

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller is hiring an outside consulting firm to bring together residents, city officials and businesses to pro-actively plan the future of the Washington Street corridor. Principle Group is expected to have a final master plan and the associated zoning recommendations for the Washington Street corridor...

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February 26, 2018
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Chamber membership reaches a new milestone

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber started the new year by reaching the 800 member mark, positioning itself to become one of the ten largest chambers in the state. The chamber welcomed 265 new members since Jan 1, 2017 across all industries and professions plus many nonprofit organizations of...

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Needham / Newton
February 23, 2018
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Newton-Needham’s top leaders no strangers to #MeToo movement

While stories of sexual equality and harassment have gained prominence in the national debate, Newton’s and Needham’s top women in government are paying close attention to how these issues play out locally. No strangers to witnessing the behavior behind the #metoo movement, Ruthanne Fuller, Newton's ...

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