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Needham
March 09, 2021 Likes Comments
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Is an Amazon warehouse in Needham's future?

Widett Circle isn’t likely on the minds of most of us out here in the western burbs. But it should be.   Located about 25 miles from Needham Heights, Widett is an old industrial park, just south of downtown Boston off the Southeast Expressway. It was once considered a prime...

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Needham / Newton
March 05, 2021
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Just in time for next week’s 60-degree weather

Rather than settling for one of these, wouldn't you prefer a meal lovingly made by local, independent restaurateur? And with temps expected to touch 60 next week (and Daylight Savings Time one week from Sunday!), you can even enjoy your favorite meal with your favorite people, in...

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Needham / Newton
March 04, 2021
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Testing is the new toilet paper

Remember a few months back when COVID tests were as scarce as toilet paper had been a few months before that? Now grocery store shelves are stocked and the lines at testing centers across Greater Boston are mostly gone, as providers say they've seen a decrease in...

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Newton
March 03, 2021
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More help for businesses and nonprofits

Millions of additional dollars for businesses and nonprofits are included in the latest version of President Biden’s new stimulus plan which is now headed to the Senate. One year ago today, Newton residents voted decisively in favor of the Northland Newton project. The...

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March 02, 2021
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Second guessing our governor

For at least ten months now, people have been second guessing Gov. Charlie Baker’s reopening plans. But his latest loosening of some restrictions is drawing criticism from an impressive array of heavy hitters. While not commenting on Baker’s actions specifically, both CDC Director (and...

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Needham / Newton
February 26, 2021
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Uncle Charlie: 'Go out and play'

NPR's Ari Shapiro aired an interesting story last night about a debate inside the Biden White House where they're asking; should our COVID messaging focus on hope or caution? This week in the Bay State, our governor focused on hope.   “The good news is that it’s okay to go...

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Needham / Newton
February 25, 2021
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Consider the price of doing nothing

Once this pandemic is over, we’re going to regret not having done more to address a transportation crisis that’s harming to our planet, our economy, our heath, our ability to attract talent and regularly made us late for dinner. If you’re 65 years or older, or have certain...

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Newton
February 24, 2021
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Here's hoping this helps

President Joe Biden ordered some important changes to the Paycheck Protection Program this week that aim to make the federal relief program more accessible to the smallest of our small business, sole entrepreneurs and independent contractors. While these seem like genuinely useful adjustments, it remains...

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Newton
February 23, 2021
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This could be a life saver for our smallest businesses

If you own a small business, are a sole proprietor, independent contractor or are self-employed and didn’t think you’d qualify for the Paycheck Protection Program, it’s time to take second look. Yesterday President Joe Biden acknowledged that the federal program had failed to serve many of...

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Needham
February 19, 2021
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We should know better than any state

“We should know better than any state, with our incredible health care system, how to do this and how to do it well.” That was Congresswoman Katherine Clark speaking yesterday at our annual Women in Government event (watch her here). Clark was talking -- of course -- about the ongoing frustration over...

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