Chamber News

Newton
February 26, 2020
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Northland vote could impact economic development for a generation

Newton voters will decide on May 3 if the Northland Investment Corporation can build its previously-approved 23 acre mixed use development at the corner of Needham and Oak Streets. But more than just this forward-thinking project is at stake. By Greg Reibman Newton voters will...

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Newton
February 20, 2020
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Baker awards grants designed to complement Newton’s Northland project

Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy joined Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, elected officials, business owners and residents in Newton on Feb. 20 to award two grants to the city that aim to improve transportation and...

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Needham
February 18, 2020
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NBCUniversal invests $125M in new Needham facility

Industrial in feel -- with vibrant, pixilated murals and warm wood on the walls -- the interior of NBCUniversals’ new complex gives a nod to the color palette for each of the four stations that are now calling Needham home: NBC10, NECN, Telemundo Boston and NBC Sports...

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February 11, 2020
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Improvements coming to Needham Street

The biggest construction project to touch Newton in a generation is set to break ground later this year. No, I’m not talking about the Northland project, whose fate will be decided by voters on Super Tuesday. I’m talking about the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s redesign of the...

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February 07, 2020
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Linda Sloane Kay to chair the chamber’s board

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s board of directors elected Linda Sloane Kay, vice chair of Century Bank, to a two-year term as the chamber’s new chair. Kay replaces Chris Teachout...

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Newton
February 07, 2020
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New shuttle bus system will serve Wells Ave, Mount Ida campus

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has awarded $250,000 to the City of Newton to launch a shuttle system between three mass transit lines (Newtonville, Needham Heights, Newton Highlands) and the Wells Avenue business district area, which includes the Mount Ida Campus of UMass...

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Needham
February 07, 2020
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Why the chamber supports the Northland Newton project

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s Board of Directors has voted unanimously to support Northland Investment Corporation’s proposed mixed-use development on Needham and Oak streets. Highlights include: 1. Housing for our workers: Housing supply is critical to our ability to attract companies to locate...

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