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August 16, 2019
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UMass Amherst to open Innovation Institute in N-Squared

As part of its effort to spark innovation and entrepreneurship in the metro Boston area, UMass Amherst is expanding its renown UMass Amherst Innovation Institute (UMII) to the Mt. Ida campus in Newton. The university has hired Kathryn Ellis, the former Economic Development Director for the City...

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August 16, 2019
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Olin college president to step down next year

Olin College President Rick Miller, who has led the school since its start, will be stepping down from the position at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. The Needham-based school...

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August 08, 2019
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Meals tax will not be part of the tax-free weekend

The meals tax will not be included as part of Massachusetts’ upcoming tax-free weekend after all. The change was made at the request of Gov. Charlie Baker and restaurant owners who were concerned about their ability to implement a two-day tax holiday, ...

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August 01, 2019
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Staples to bring coworking, marketing services to N-Squared District

The Staples store on Highland Ave. in Needham is about to undergo a major renovation; adding coworking, a classroom, new print and marketing services and even a podcast studio to the gateway of the N2 Innovation District. Staples Studio, the company’s co-working concept currently...

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