Chamber News

Newton
February 18, 2021
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Time to treat these businesses like others

Since May of 2019, Newton’s only cannabis retail shop has been operating on Washington Street in Newtonville, without “any issues,” according to acting Police Chief Howard Mintz. Hopefully you didn’t just pull an all-nighter waiting for today's 65-plus vaccine registration to open. Registration actually begins this...

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Needham / Newton
February 17, 2021
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Big news from us today

We have some exciting news this morning. The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has been selected to administer a state program that aims to provide financial support for struggling restaurants and healthy meals to those facing food insecurity in Newton, Wellesley and Brookline. The $175,000 initiative will deliver...

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Newton
February 17, 2021
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New program to address food insecurity, while helping local restaurants

A new program that aims to provide financial support for struggling restaurants and healthy meals to those facing food insecurity, will launch next month in Newton, Wellesley and Brookline. The initiative will deliver more than 10,000 restaurant meals to food pantries, senior programs and other persons in...

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Needham / Newton
February 16, 2021
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One more thing managers must manage

We’ve been telling ourselves that everything will be better soon. And for many of us, it seems, like it will. Of course, that’s not true for those no longer with us and for the family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and customers we've lost. Coping with loss and...

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Needham / Newton
February 12, 2021
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Change could transform Wellesley's dining scene

A proposal on the just-finalized Wellesley Annual Town Meeting warrant could entice small boutique restaurants to open in town and, in turn, help fill an alarming number of empty storefronts. Can a state-mandated shutdown absolve a business from paying rent? In a ruling that might have broad implications for...

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Needham / Newton
February 11, 2021
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Senior citizens have suddenly become extra popular

No, a vaccine chaser is not something you order at O'Hara's to celebrate getting an appointment. They’re actually everyday folks who hang out at hospitals and vaccination clinics, hoping to be offered any leftover doses.   The Globe’s Beth Teitell spent some time the...

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Needham / Newton
February 10, 2021
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Paid leave law raises piggybacking issues

By Colin A. Young, State House News Human resources professionals and employment law experts have been busy making sense of the state's new paid family and medical leave program for companies and workers since some of the new benefits kicked in last month, explaining how the state program...

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Needham / Newton
February 10, 2021
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Chamber members step up to help chamber members

Late last year, 22 chamber member businesses and individuals donated more than $8,000 to create a fund to support independent restaurants, retailers and other small chamber member businesses and nonprofits that may be struggling to pay their chamber dues due to the...

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Needham / Newton
February 09, 2021
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News and webinars to help you navigate extraordinary times

"Health care workers are heroes in my eyes,” said one supermarket worker. “But we are forgotten.”   It’s easy to understand the frustration. For nearly one year, grocery workers have been there for us, at great risk to themselves and loved ones.   But even as experts warn us to minimize ...

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February 08, 2021
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Digging Deep: A local attorney’s race through perseverance, resilience, and redemption to become an Ironman

As a veteran triathlete, and local attorney, Patrick Dwyer, already had 30 years and 11 Ironman race experiences under his belt when he was sidelined by a devastating knee injury in 2016. Three years later, Dwyer, a founding partner at the law firm Dwyer,...

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