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October 18, 2019 Likes Comments
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Chamber to honor McNeil

Housing advocate Josephine McNeil will be the recipient of the prestigious R.L. Tennant Award - the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s highest honor - at the chamber’s annual Fall Business Breakfast on Nov. 7. McNeil co-founded CAN-DO (Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton Development Organization), ...

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October 17, 2019
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Jeff Cournoyer named Managing Director of UMass’ Mount Ida Campus

Jeff Cournoyer, vice president for communications in the University of Massachusetts system office, has been appointed managing director of the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst by Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy. Cournoyer will serve as the Newton campus’ primary point person...

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October 15, 2019
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Jaff stepping down from Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Dr. Michael R. Jaff, President of Newton-Wellesley Hospital announced today that he is departing Newton-Wellesley to pursue a new role with Boston Scientific to continue his career-long focus on improving the health of patients with vascular diseases. Jaff had been in his...

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October 08, 2019
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Linda Henry to address chamber at annual Fall Business Breakfast

Boston Globe Managing Director Linda Henry will be the featured speaker at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s Fall Business Breakfast on Thursday Nov. 7 at the Newton Marriott. The breakfast, the region’s largest annual gathering...

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September 30, 2019
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Needham Street/Highland Ave work about to begin

The long-awaited reconstruction of Needham Street and Highland Ave is about to begin. Preliminary utility work on the nearly two-mile long corridor will begin this fall with the entire project expected to take five years to complete. “There’s certainly going to be disruption and inconvenience,” Thomas Currier, Supervising Project...

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September 25, 2019
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Chamber urges Newton City Council to approve Northland’s special permit

  The following letter was sent to the Newton City Council Land Use Committee Chair Greg Schwartz from the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s Board of Directors.   Chairman Greg Schwartz Land Use Committee Newton City Council   Dear Chairman Schwartz: The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s Board of Directors has voted unanimously to...

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September 16, 2019
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Bright Horizons to move HQ to Newton

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc., the nation's largest provider of employer-sponsored child care will move its headquarters to the N2 Innovation District in late 2020. The company will be consolidating 400 of its employees into 130,000 square feet to the recently renovated 2 Wells...

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September 03, 2019
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Needham Harvest Fair returns Sunday Oct. 6

The Needham Harvest Fair, one of two annual community-wide festivals organized by the chamber in Needham Center will be returning to the Town Common on Sun. Oct. 6. Expected to draw thousands of fairgoers from Needham and beyond, close to 100 business and nonprofit booths will line...

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September 01, 2019
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Arsenal shuttles offer added access for employers, workers and residents

Watertown companies may be joining in with the Watertown Transportation Management Association in providing shuttle service for major businesses and large apartment complexes along Arsenal Street. By Charlie Breitrose Watertown companies may be joining in with the Watertown Transportation Management Association in providing shuttle service for...

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August 29, 2019
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Group seeks to open adult-use marijuana dispensary

A group already approved to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Watertown now seeks to also sell its products for recreational use, too. Natural Selections (NS AJO Holdings Inc.) appeared before the Town Council’s Economic Development and Planning Committee to discuss the application. By Charlie Breitrose A group...

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