Chamber News

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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June 16, 2019
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Golf tourney to help empower girls and young female athletes

The chamber has chosen Dream Big! to be the nonprofit beneficiary of its 28th Annual Children’s Charitable Golf Tournament happening at Woodland Golf Club on Mon. Aug. 5. Each year, the chamber’s golf committee selects a different local nonprofit located in Newton or Needham whose mission includes working with children...

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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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Newton
June 04, 2019
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Susan Paley honored as 2019 Unsung Heroine by Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

Susan Paley, vice president of community relations at The Village Bank, has been honored by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) as a 2019 Unsung Heroine. Paley, who was nominated by State Representative Kay Khan, was selected for devoting her time, experience, and knowledge...

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