Chamber News

June 14, 2019
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Watertown requesting more liquor licenses from state

On May 14, the Town Council approved an effort to request more liquor licenses for Watertown from the state legislature, but not everyone on the board supported the idea. The request for 15 additional liquor licenses came after a request from the representatives of Arsenal Yards. The...

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Newton
June 13, 2019
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Kathryn Ellis to leave city for UMass Amherst Innovation Institute

Newton Economic Development Director Kathryn Ellis has been named director of the Innovation Institute (UMII) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and will head offices in Amherst and a new office at the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst in...

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Newton
June 07, 2019
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Opening for the sculpture on Newton’s Upper Falls Greenway happening on June 13

The N2 Innovation District, in partnership with Studios Without Walls, will launch its 2019 sculpture exhibit on June 13 with a neighborhood celebration filled with art, fun, food, music and activities. The celebration runs from 4:30 p.m. through 7 p.m....

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Newton
June 04, 2019
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Susan Paley honored as 2019 Unsung Heroine by Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

Susan Paley, vice president of community relations at The Village Bank, has been honored by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) as a 2019 Unsung Heroine. Paley, who was nominated by State Representative Kay Khan, was selected for devoting her time, experience, and knowledge...

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Newton
May 29, 2019
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Newton considering new recycling rules and paper bag fees

The Newton City Council will be considering a proposal that would require commercial property owners and some condo associations who rely on private waste haulers to begin collecting recycling. State laws prohibit recyclable materials from being disposed of as trash. Yet, there are a significant number of businesses...

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May 23, 2019
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Getting the max out of your membership

We want to help our members make the chamber work for their business/organization. As a new member, your membership starts immediately after you receive a welcome letter from Membership Director Lise Elcock that highlights many benefits and resources the chamber offers … but it doesn’t stop there. By...

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Newton
May 21, 2019
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Campaign underway to bring outdoor sculpture walk back this summer

Exhibit would feature 20 artworks on the Upper Falls Greenway starting in June. The free outdoor sculpture walk along the Upper Falls Greenway in the N2 Innovation District will return this summer, providing organizers can raise the needed funds. Curated again by Studios Without Walls, this year’s exhibit called...

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May 14, 2019
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Reibman: Give municipalities more control over housing

Newton-Needham Regional Chamber President Greg Reibman testified alongside other business leaders before the Joint Committee on Housing at the State House on May 14, in support of Gov. Charlie Baker’s Housing Choice bill. The legislation filed by Baker in February ...

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Needham / Newton
May 08, 2019
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Transportation entrepreneur: We have to get this transition right

The country’s mobility future is a heaven or hell choice, transportation entrepreneur and featured speaker Robin Chase said at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s annual Spring Business Breakfast on May 3. Photo by Leise Jones Photography By Gail Spector The country’s mobility future is a heaven or hell choice, transportation...

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Needham
May 07, 2019
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Street Fair returns to Needham June 1

Preparations are under way for the annual Spring Street Fair, Saturday June 1 from 10-2 p.m. on the Needham Town Common. Again presented by Needham Bank, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham and Briarwood Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, more than 80 businesses, home entrepreneurs, and nonprofit & community organizations ...

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