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N2 Innovation District / Newton
December 12, 2018
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We couldn’t think of a better way to launch 2019

Each year the chamber likes to launch the new year with a cocktail party at a location most of our members have never been before. This January we’re planning a variation on that theme. By Greg Reibman Each year the chamber likes to launch the new year with...

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Newton
November 07, 2018
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Newton-Needham Chamber awarded grant to move and expand Newton Innovation Center

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has received a $25,000 state grant from the Massachusetts Collaborative Workspace Program to help the Newton Innovation Center (NIC) find a new home. The grant – which was awarded last week through the Baker-Polito administration through...

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Newton
November 02, 2018
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Life sciences co-working incubator LabShares launches in Newton

A new office and laboratory incubator for emerging biotechnology and life science companies has just opened in Newton’s Charles River Mill District. LabShares Newton is a fully equipped incubator for early-stage research companies seeking a collaborative, cost-effective, and entrepreneurial working...

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Newton
October 30, 2018
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Where would Newton’s marijuana stores be allowed to open?

Often lost in the debate over whether or not adult-use recreational marijuana shops should operate in Newton is the fact that there aren’t very many properties where these stores can exist under the city’s proposed zoning. By Greg Reibman Often lost in the debate over...

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N2 Innovation District / Newton
October 26, 2018
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Former Bookfair building gets new owner

Hammers, dust and broken pieces of wood are flying inside the building that served for a half-century as the home of The New England Mobile Book Fair. The bookstore itself moved last year to a storefront further down Needham Street, but the long warehouse-like space it once...

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Newton
October 16, 2018
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Newton-Wellesley Hospital projects $16M loss if nurse ratio question passes

Newton-Wellesley Hospital is projecting significant negative impacts on its capability to provide safe, quality care to patients should proposed nurse staffing ratios pass on Nov. 6. The ballot question would require that hospitals across the state, no matter their size or the specific needs of their patients, adhere...

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Newton
October 05, 2018
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Proposed pot shop ban would mean lost revenue for Newton

A ballot referendum that would ban the sale of adult-use recreational marijuana in Newton would result in the loss of millions of dollars annually in local tax revenue, according to city projections. By Greg Reibman A ballot referendum that would ban the sale of adult-use...

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N2 Innovation District / Newton
August 17, 2018
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Northland unveils vision for Needham Street

Northland Investment Corporation has officially unveiled its plan to transform a significant portion of Needham Street in the N-Squared Innovation District into 28 acres of residential, retail and office space. The special permit application was filed with the city in August.If approved by the Newton City ...

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Newton
August 15, 2018
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Shared parking program coming to Newton

A program designed to provide more parking for businesses, employers and customers in Newton’s villages and commercial districts will be rolled out city-wide this fall. Under Newton’s shared parking pilot program, a business or nonprofit that has excess parking would be allowed to rent parking through an app...

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Newton
August 07, 2018
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The Newton Innovation Center readies for version 2.0

Two years after the opening of the Newton Innovation Center, the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber is joining an effort to expand the NIC’s operation, with a goal of eventually finding a larger location for the startup-friendly collaborative workspace. Located at the former Newton Corner...

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