Chamber News

June 26, 2019
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Housing shortage seen as a drag on the region's economic growth

Massachusetts is a global leader in life sciences and technology. It’s home to many of the world’s best colleges and universities and one of the nation’s best K-12 education system.Businesses large and small are adding employment and innovating every day. But everywhere Gov. Baker’s economic development ...

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June 25, 2019
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Possible developments on Watertown’s horizon

The development boom in Watertown shows no sign of waining, as developers continue to approach town officials with redevelopment possibilities. The most popular use for the new developments is lab and office space for life science firms, said Steve Magoon, the assistant Town Manager and director of the...

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June 24, 2019
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Chamber announces 2019 scholarship recipients

Yahni Lapa and Mia Rosengard have been awarded scholarships from the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber. Lapa is a graduating senior at Newton North High School and will attend Brandeis University in fall 2019. During her youth, Lapa’s family experienced challenging financial and personal hardships. Rather...

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June 19, 2019
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Business leaders get smart on transportation funding

As our transit infrastructure ages and capital investment lags, events like this will become more common and their impacts more dramatic. So what’s the solution? Source: Kendall Square Association On Tuesday, June 11th at 6:00 am a red line train at JFK/UMass Station derailed, and much of the Massachusetts...

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June 18, 2019
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Why N-Squared needs Northland

Over the past four years, the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber, in partnership with the City of Newton and the Town of Needham, has embarked on an effort to attract innovation economy businesses, entrepreneurs and employees to two-square miles of office parks and retail corridors near the Charles River ...

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June 17, 2019
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New parking meters, tiered pricing looked at in Watertown

New parking strategies are being considered in hopes of making Watertown’s two main business districts – Watertown Square and Coolidge Square – more attractive to shoppers, diners and workers. A parking study presented by consultants from Stantec found that Watertown has enough parking in those areas. However, ...

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Needham / Newton
June 14, 2019
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Independent merchants to be honored June 27

Locally-owned retail and restaurant owners will be honored at the Newton Needham Regional Chamber’s Annual Members Celebration, on June 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Newton Marriott Hotel. “Whether it’s a retail shop, salon, pub or family restaurant, we’ll be highlighting the hard work and commitment of...

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June 14, 2019
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Watertown requesting more liquor licenses from state

On May 14, the Town Council approved an effort to request more liquor licenses for Watertown from the state legislature, but not everyone on the board supported the idea. The request for 15 additional liquor licenses came after a request from the representatives of Arsenal Yards. The...

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Newton
June 13, 2019
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Kathryn Ellis to leave city for UMass Amherst Innovation Institute

Newton Economic Development Director Kathryn Ellis has been named director of the Innovation Institute (UMII) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and will head offices in Amherst and a new office at the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst in...

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Newton
June 07, 2019
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Opening for the sculpture on Newton’s Upper Falls Greenway happening on June 13

The N2 Innovation District, in partnership with Studios Without Walls, will launch its 2019 sculpture exhibit on June 13 with a neighborhood celebration filled with art, fun, food, music and activities. The celebration runs from 4:30 p.m. through 7 p.m....

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