Chamber News

Newton
October 31, 2019
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28 Austin opens, bringing much-needed housing and retail to Newtonville

Seven years after Newton‘s Board of Alderman voted unanimously to transform Newtonville‘s Austin Street municipal parking lot into housing and retail space, 28 Austin has opened. 28 Austin — Newton’s first new multi-family housing north of Route 9 in more than a decade — is...

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Newton
October 23, 2019
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Newton’s variable parking price program is worth exploring

An article in today’s Newton TAB (Newton businesses flabbergasted by possible $3.75 parking meters) mischaracterized a new parking rate plan in Newton. The TAB reported that the council gave the city the authority to raise parking rates to as much as $3.75 an hour.But it failed to...

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Newton
October 22, 2019
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City of Newton: Answers to questions about parking meter rates

The Newton City Council recently voted to allow parking meters to have a range of rates.Here’s some answers to common questions as provided by the city’s planning department.   What are the current rates? Right now, everywhere in Newton the rates are 50 cents for long-term spaces and 75 cents for short-term spaces....

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Needham
October 22, 2019
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Boston Children’s eyes N-Squared facility

Boston Children’s Hospital is looking to open a satellite facility in the Needham Crossing section of the N2 Innovation District. The proposed project, which was first reported by the Needham Times, would encompass two buildings at 380 First Avenue and 37 A Street next...

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October 18, 2019
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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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