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Needham / Newton
March 05, 2021
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Just in time for next week’s 60-degree weather

Rather than settling for one of these, wouldn't you prefer a meal lovingly made by local, independent restaurateur? And with temps expected to touch 60 next week (and Daylight Savings Time one week from Sunday!), you can even enjoy your favorite meal with your favorite people, in...

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Needham / Newton
March 04, 2021
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Testing is the new toilet paper

Remember a few months back when COVID tests were as scarce as toilet paper had been a few months before that? Now grocery store shelves are stocked and the lines at testing centers across Greater Boston are mostly gone, as providers say they've seen a decrease in...

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Needham / Newton
February 26, 2021
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Uncle Charlie: 'Go out and play'

NPR's Ari Shapiro aired an interesting story last night about a debate inside the Biden White House where they're asking; should our COVID messaging focus on hope or caution? This week in the Bay State, our governor focused on hope.   “The good news is that it’s okay to go...

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Needham / Newton
February 25, 2021
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Consider the price of doing nothing

Once this pandemic is over, we’re going to regret not having done more to address a transportation crisis that’s harming to our planet, our economy, our heath, our ability to attract talent and regularly made us late for dinner. If you’re 65 years or older, or have certain...

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Needham
February 19, 2021
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We should know better than any state

“We should know better than any state, with our incredible health care system, how to do this and how to do it well.” That was Congresswoman Katherine Clark speaking yesterday at our annual Women in Government event (watch her here). Clark was talking -- of course -- about the ongoing frustration over...

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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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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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