Chamber News

April 24, 2019
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McCready: It’s not city vs. ‘burbs, ‘it’s community or no community’

Biotech is one of the fastest growing sectors in Massachusetts with most of the activity centered on Kendall Square in Cambridge. But that activity comes with a cost, specifically the high cost of rents, traffic and inadequate parking. A recent Boston Globe story noted that a single...

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Newton
April 24, 2019
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Village Bank to establish major presence in N2 Inno District

The Village Bank will be opening a new corporate office in the N2 Innovation District. The bank will lease roughly half of the 40,000 square-foot facility to corner of Needham and Christina Streets, bringing together...

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Newton
April 17, 2019
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Newton schools can accommodate new developments

An in-depth demographic study of how the four proposed large developments would impact the Newton Public Schools shows that the new housing (1,775 units) would create only a small amount of new enrollment. The study forecast only 83 additional students district-wide over the next decade. By Mayor Ruthanne...

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April 08, 2019
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Remembering Marshall Sloane, 1926-2019

The chamber is sad to report the passing of our friend, Marshall Sloane, the founder and chairman of Century Bank. ...

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Newton
April 04, 2019
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A safer and better West Newton: Village enhancements reach final approvals by city council

West Newton has long been looked at as an on-ramp to the Mass Pike, with four lanes of car traffic snaking through the village, as well as poorly coordinated traffic lights that often result in backed up traffic and a dangerous experience for pedestrians. But a multi-year project...

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March 19, 2019
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Four new directors added to chamber’s board

Four new directors will be joining the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s Board of Director in early 2019. Dan Brent’s 3-year term began in January; Kathryn Ellis, Jack Fucci and Tali Golan will start their terms effective March 1. Dan Brent is vice president of Finance and Operations ...

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March 12, 2019
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Don’t write off small private colleges

By Michael B. Alexander Media here in New England and across the country continue to shine a light on the wide range of challenges facing small, private higher education institutions. Close to home we have also witnessed the devastating impact of recent college closings. Yet despite some...

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March 11, 2019
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Restaurants and retailers sign on to Arsenal Yards

The parking lot of the former Arsenal Mall in Watertown has been turned into a construction site, but by the end of the year the first new tenants will begin opening for business. The Wilder Cos., which manages the retail space at Arsenal...

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March 10, 2019
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Chamber launches fundraising initiative to grow N-Squared Innovation District

The second round of funding aims to grow the district beyond its initial origins The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has begun fundraising for phase two of the N-Squared Innovation District initiative. The previous fundraiser reached its goal of $345,000, exceeding its goal of $325,000. With this project the Chamber...

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Newton
March 08, 2019
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Fuller: Newton schools can handle new developments

Photo: Newton South High School Newton Public Schools will have no difficulty accommodating an influx of students even if four proposed or pending mixed-use developments are approved by the City Council, a new city-funded study shows. ...

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