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Needham
December 14, 2018 Likes Comments
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Entrepreneur Robert Glazer to headline Needham Night

Serial entrepreneur and author Robert Glazer -- whose company was just named one of 2018’s Top Places to Work by the Boston Globe -- will be the guest speaker at the second annual Needham Night dinner on Jan. 30 at the Needham Sheraton. Glazer is founder and...

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December 12, 2018
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Kennedy: A younger Congress provides a ‘path forward’

Last month’s mid-term elections, weren’t just notable because of a political shift in the House of Representatives but because the new Congress will be younger and more diverse, Congressman Joseph Patrick Kennedy III told the audience at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s annual Fall Business Breakfast on Nov. 13. ...

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N2 Innovation District / Newton
December 12, 2018
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We couldn’t think of a better way to launch 2019

Each year the chamber likes to launch the new year with a cocktail party at a location most of our members have never been before. This January we’re planning a variation on that theme. By Greg Reibman Each year the chamber likes to launch the new year with...

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N2 Innovation District
November 23, 2018
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Fuller commits Newton to help address region’s housing crisis

In an effort to address the region’s worsening housing crisis, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller has joined a coalition of 15 local mayors who are to committed to creating 185,000 new units of housing across the region by the year 2030. “We need affordable housing for people to stay...

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Newton
November 07, 2018
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Newton-Needham Chamber awarded grant to move and expand Newton Innovation Center

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has received a $25,000 state grant from the Massachusetts Collaborative Workspace Program to help the Newton Innovation Center (NIC) find a new home. The grant – which was awarded last week through the Baker-Polito administration through...

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Newton
November 02, 2018
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Life sciences co-working incubator LabShares launches in Newton

A new office and laboratory incubator for emerging biotechnology and life science companies has just opened in Newton’s Charles River Mill District. LabShares Newton is a fully equipped incubator for early-stage research companies seeking a collaborative, cost-effective, and entrepreneurial working...

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Newton
October 30, 2018
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Where would Newton’s marijuana stores be allowed to open?

Often lost in the debate over whether or not adult-use recreational marijuana shops should operate in Newton is the fact that there aren’t very many properties where these stores can exist under the city’s proposed zoning. By Greg Reibman Often lost in the debate over...

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N2 Innovation District
October 29, 2018
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Coke to stop manufacturing in Needham

The operators of the Coca-Cola facility in Needham announced plans to cease manufacturing operations at the site and covert the facility into a warehouse. The change in use could result in approximately 146 local layoffs, although the company says it will work to retain interested associates in other roles. ...

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October 29, 2018
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Newton seeking volunteers to examine elected officials’ salaries

Newton City Council President Marc Laredo is seeking volunteers from the business and nonprofit communities to serve on a new commission that will be examining the compensation of Newton’s elected officials. The city council passed a resolution on Oct. 1 asking the Council President...

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N2 Innovation District / Newton
October 26, 2018
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Former Bookfair building gets new owner

Hammers, dust and broken pieces of wood are flying inside the building that served for a half-century as the home of The New England Mobile Book Fair. The bookstore itself moved last year to a storefront further down Needham Street, but the long warehouse-like space it once...

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