Can you help us identify the most influential business people of color working in the western suburbs?
Our goal is to showcase the individuals and employers who are making a positive contribution to the economic and social fabric of our west suburban businesses
We also want it to be a way to start a conversation about where we fall short and how we can do even better.
To qualify, nominees must work and/or sit on a board of a business or nonprofit that is physically located in Newton, Needham, Watertown, Waltham, Wellesley,
Natick or Framingham. Unlimited nominations welcome.
Thanks in advance for your participation. And please help spread the word about this by sharing it with friends, colleagues and customers who may also
know some great nominees.
Newton and Watertown getting Bluebikes
Newton is still evaluating specific station locations, but “most of the stations will be in the northeast section of Newton to provide connectivity to
the other Bluebikes stations in Watertown and Cambridge.” According to Nicole Freedman, the city transportation director.
Today’s PPP beach reads
Lenders can begin submitting applications for Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness Aug. 10, the BBJ reports.
But the SBA platform’s opening date is subject to extension if legislators make changes to the process that affect the system. And given a plethora of
pending possible changes, updates and even the possible new legislation, some experts say there’s no need to rush
Here's three more PPP articles to fill up those hours you aren’t spending at Fenway...
House still debating Housing Choice
The House worked late into the night debating amendments to the economic development bill, which includes, among other things, a provision that would make
it easier for Bay State cities and towns to create diverse housing as well as legalized online gaming (which channels some revenue to help restaurants
They dispensed with around 60 amendments but hundreds remain, with the legislative year still currently scheduled to end Friday. They’ll reconvene at 10
Covidiot boat grounded
Remember that disturbing photo yesterday
of the jam packed cruise ship at a Boston Harbor? The state Department of Labor and the Boston Public Health Commission have ordered Bay State Cruise
Company to cease operating, according to NBC Boston
Not really accurate
That’s a little misleading.
This change wouldn’t "end" single family homes. A better way to describe it is the council is considering a proposal that would "allow multi-family housing.”
Susan Albright, the City Council president, said the rezoning would make it easier for homeowners and developers to create a wider range of options, including
more two- and three-family homes, and offer lower-cost housing for people who currently can’t afford to live in Newton. Currently, builders in those
areas have to seek a special permit from the City Council to build multi-unit housing, writes the Globe’s John Hilliard.
OK, I’m off in search of a breeze. I'll report back tomorrow.
President, Newton-Needham Regional Chamber