Chamber News

August 18, 2020
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Newton councilors ask liquor commission to cut fees

In a show of support for our local restaurants, 17 City Councilors are asking the Newton Licensing Commission to temporarily cut liquor license fees tonight. “We are concerned about the struggling Newton restaurants,” the councilors wrote in a letter to the commission. “Our villages are made vibrant...

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August 14, 2020
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We can't restart our economy without schools

Certainly the anxiety is high for the parents of school age kids, wondering and worrying about what’s going to happen this fall, as school systems statewide scramble to meet today’s deadline to submit reopening plans. Good morning and happy Friday! Or is it really more of a high anxiety Friday?   Certainly the...

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August 13, 2020
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What the PPP has meant for our cities and towns

If I’m fortunate enough to have a grandchild one day and he or she asks me what I did during the great COVID-19 Pandemic, I’ll have to say that I spent a maddening amount of time writing about, venting about (and even being interviewed about) ...

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August 12, 2020
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New COVID coding system shows favorable local infection rates

Here’s something Newton business owners and employees should be following. Earlier this summer, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller announced the creation of the 11 person Newton Police Reform Task Force. (Globe story here.)   “The task force knows that input from residents, business people and others across our...

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Needham
August 11, 2020
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Needham announces Dine Around Needham, a progressive dinner party

Needham’s Select Board today announced Dine Around Needham, a Progressive Dinner Party to support Needham’s restaurant community and give residents the chance to discover new dishes or indulge in some of their favorites from many local establishments. Dine Around Needham will be held Wed. Aug. 19 from 6-9...

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August 11, 2020
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Your morning updates return

We're back. It would be nice to be able to say I’m returning from a week off full of optimism that the economy is turning a corner as the pandemic wanes and schools reopen, just as we all hoped it would by now.   Instead, well, you know. ...

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