Chamber News

Newton
October 22, 2019
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City of Newton: Answers to questions about parking meter rates

The Newton City Council recently voted to allow parking meters to have a range of rates.Here’s some answers to common questions as provided by the city’s planning department.   What are the current rates? Right now, everywhere in Newton the rates are 50 cents for long-term spaces and 75 cents for short-term spaces....

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Needham
October 22, 2019
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Boston Children’s eyes N-Squared facility

Boston Children’s Hospital is looking to open a satellite facility in the Needham Crossing section of the N2 Innovation District. The proposed project, which was first reported by the Needham Times, would encompass two buildings at 380 First Avenue and 37 A Street next...

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October 18, 2019
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Chamber to honor McNeil

Housing advocate Josephine McNeil will be the recipient of the prestigious R.L. Tennant Award - the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s highest honor - at the chamber’s annual Fall Business Breakfast on Nov. 7. McNeil co-founded CAN-DO (Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton Development Organization), ...

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October 17, 2019
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Jeff Cournoyer named Managing Director of UMass’ Mount Ida Campus

Jeff Cournoyer, vice president for communications in the University of Massachusetts system office, has been appointed managing director of the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst by Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy. Cournoyer will serve as the Newton campus’ primary point person...

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October 15, 2019
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Jaff stepping down from Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Dr. Michael R. Jaff, President of Newton-Wellesley Hospital announced today that he is departing Newton-Wellesley to pursue a new role with Boston Scientific to continue his career-long focus on improving the health of patients with vascular diseases. Jaff had been in his...

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October 08, 2019
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Linda Henry to address chamber at annual Fall Business Breakfast

Boston Globe Managing Director Linda Henry will be the featured speaker at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s Fall Business Breakfast on Thursday Nov. 7 at the Newton Marriott. The breakfast, the region’s largest annual gathering...

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September 30, 2019
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Needham Street/Highland Ave work about to begin

The long-awaited reconstruction of Needham Street and Highland Ave is about to begin. Preliminary utility work on the nearly two-mile long corridor will begin this fall with the entire project expected to take five years to complete. “There’s certainly going to be disruption and inconvenience,” Thomas Currier, Supervising Project...

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September 16, 2019
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Bright Horizons to move HQ to Newton

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc., the nation's largest provider of employer-sponsored child care will move its headquarters to the N2 Innovation District in late 2020. The company will be consolidating 400 of its employees into 130,000 square feet to the recently renovated 2 Wells...

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September 03, 2019
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Needham Harvest Fair returns Sunday Oct. 6

The Needham Harvest Fair, one of two annual community-wide festivals organized by the chamber in Needham Center will be returning to the Town Common on Sun. Oct. 6. Expected to draw thousands of fairgoers from Needham and beyond, close to 100 business and nonprofit booths will line...

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September 01, 2019
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Arsenal shuttles offer added access for employers, workers and residents

Watertown companies may be joining in with the Watertown Transportation Management Association in providing shuttle service for major businesses and large apartment complexes along Arsenal Street. By Charlie Breitrose Watertown companies may be joining in with the Watertown Transportation Management Association in providing shuttle service for...

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