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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 / 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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Needham / Newton
January 17, 2017
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One Bridge Down, One to Go!

With the recent reopening of Cook’s Bridge linking Newton’s Elliot Street with Needham’s Central Avenue, a plan to repair a second bridge over the Charles River linking the two communities has now moved forward for consideration. Last fall, Newton and Needham residents formed...

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N2 Innovation District / Needham / Newton
December 07, 2016

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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Needham
October 06, 2016
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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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N2 Innovation District / Needham / Newton
September 16, 2016
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New I-95 Access Opens Gateway to N2 Innovation District

Highway ramp provides faster access for jobs and economic growth to both Newton and Needham Needham MA, September 16, 2016 – Today the Massachusetts Department of Transportation officially opened the new gateway to the N2 Innovation District, providing access to jobs and increased economic growth for Newton and...

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N2 Innovation District / Needham / Newton
September 15, 2016

Advisory: Highland Ave closing Nov. 4-6

  During the weekend of Nov. 4-6, Highland Ave. over Route I-95 will be closed to all traffic in order to allow for the demolition of the old bridge crossing over the interstate. Traffic on I-95 will be detoured over the on-off ramps at...

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N2 Innovation District / Needham / Newton
August 18, 2016

Entry to N-Squared Corridor just became a lot easier

As of Aug. 19 a major new entry into the N-Squared Innovation Corridor will be available to motorists.  This new series of ramps -- to be known as interchange 19 -- will allow drivers traveling northbound on I-95 to exit directly onto Kendrick Street...

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Needham / Newton
July 27, 2016

Energy $avers program helps Newton-Needham businesses

A new initiative designed to help businesses save energy and money has been launched in Newton and Needham. Business Energy $aversprovides cost-effective energy efficiency and fuel savings services to small businesses and nonprofits. NBE$ has set an ambitious goal to complete 60 installations ...

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Sustainable organization is vital to our economic success

By Matt Borelli About one month ago, I came across a 60-year-old newspaper article describing what we now call Needham Crossing, but what was formerly called the Needham Industrial Center. The paper discussed how this part of Needham was zoned with...

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