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N2 Innovation District / Newton
June 07, 2017

Kathryn Ellis has been appointed the Newton’s new economic development director

Ellis fills a vacancy that has been open since Nancy Hyde departed last September. "Ellis efforts in Newton will focus on furthering Newton’s innovation economy, assisting Newton’s current businesses to grow and prosper, and attracting new business to the city," said Newton Planning Director, Barney...

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N2 Innovation District / Newton
June 02, 2017

Newton takes steps to enhance biotech status

By Chuck Tanowitz Working with recombinant DNA — the technology used in making insulin and other biologic drugs — is common in the biotech and pharmaceutical world. So much so, that it’s now more difficult to find a lab that...

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New England Mobile Book Fair Strikes Deal to Stay in Newton

The New England Mobile Book Fair, an institution that has been a key part of the literary community of the Newton area for more than a half-century, has found a new home on Needham Street in the N2 Innovation District. The new site is the Marshalls Plaza,...

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NBCU’s arrival would create N2 ‘media hub’

  Another major media company is making a long-term investment in the N-Squared Innovation District. NBCUniversal and Normandy Real Estate partners are planning to build a $125 million “world class broadcast and digital media center” at Founders Park in Needham. The 165,000-square foot facility would house the new local...

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N2 Innovation District
May 08, 2017
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Baker: Needham St./Highland Ave funds are ‘locked-in’

By Ellen Ishkanian It took Gov. Charlie Baker nearly 40 minutes to get to a local topic that was likely on the minds of many in the packed ballroom at the chamber’s annual Spring Business...

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N2 Innovation District / Needham
March 23, 2017
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For Kaminario, artful design goes hand in hand with attracting top talent

By Cindy Bailen When you first step into Kaminario’s collaborative office space on the sixth floor of the Hillsite Office Building in the N2 Innovation District, you might assume it’s all about grand views and the flood of natural light. The next thing you notice:...

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N2 Innovation District
March 21, 2017

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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N2 Innovation District
March 20, 2017

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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N2 Innovation District
March 08, 2017
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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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N2 Innovation District
February 10, 2017
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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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