Chamber News

May 07, 2019
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Business groups demand action on congestion, transit and climate

Dissatisfied with the current pace of improvements to transportation systems and services, the chamber has joined two statewide business coalitions that plan to issue recommendations to address the state’s transportation needs. “Inadequate mass transit, road congestion and the growing threat of climate change are holding back our economic...

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May 02, 2019
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Chamber launches public awareness campaign to promote housing

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber launched a public awareness campaign that calls attention to how Greater Boston’s housing shortage has created a hiring crisis for local businesses and nonprofits. .video-container { ...

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April 26, 2019
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‘Getting our transportation future right’

The changing face of transportation will be in the spotlight when transportation entrepreneur Robin Chase addresses the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s annual Spring Business Breakfast on May 3. The Spring Business Breakfast, presented by Eastern Bank, is one of the chamber's two major ...

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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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