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Needham / Newton
June 14, 2019
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Independent merchants to be honored June 27

Locally-owned retail and restaurant owners will be honored at the Newton Needham Regional Chamber’s Annual Members Celebration, on June 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Newton Marriott Hotel. “Whether it’s a retail shop, salon, pub or family restaurant, we’ll be highlighting the hard work and commitment of...

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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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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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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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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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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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