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Newton
April 29, 2020
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Newton-Wellesley Hospital names new president

Newton resident Errol R. Norwitz, MD, PhD, MBA has been named President of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, effective July 1. Norwitz is currently Chief Scientific Officer at Tufts Medical Center and the Louis E. Phaneuf Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at...

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Newton
March 25, 2020
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Mayor announces Newton COVID-19 Care Fund

Fund will assist both Newton residents and Newton-based workers. Mayor Fuller on Friday announced the launch of the Newton COVID-19 Care Fund, established by Newton community leaders in partnership with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. The campaign will help families and individuals --...

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Newton
March 04, 2020
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Newton votes “Yes” on Northland project

Newton residents decisively voted in favor of the Northland Newton project on March 3; delivering a clear message that Newton wants to be a city that is more welcoming and part of the solution to the region's housing crisis and climate change. Voters upheld...

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Newton
February 26, 2020
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Northland vote could impact economic development for a generation

Newton voters will decide on May 3 if the Northland Investment Corporation can build its previously-approved 23 acre mixed use development at the corner of Needham and Oak Streets. But more than just this forward-thinking project is at stake. By Greg Reibman Newton voters will...

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Newton
February 20, 2020
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Baker awards grants designed to complement Newton’s Northland project

Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy joined Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, elected officials, business owners and residents in Newton on Feb. 20 to award two grants to the city that aim to improve transportation and...

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Newton
February 07, 2020
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New shuttle bus system will serve Wells Ave, Mount Ida campus

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has awarded $250,000 to the City of Newton to launch a shuttle system between three mass transit lines (Newtonville, Needham Heights, Newton Highlands) and the Wells Avenue business district area, which includes the Mount Ida Campus of UMass...

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Newton
January 16, 2020
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Mount Ida/UMass innovation space welcomes its first tenant

  The Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst in Newton is welcoming its first resident company to its newly-launched innovation and collaboration space. CoachUp, the nation’s leading private coaching provider, is relocating to the campus from its prior headquarters in Newton Upper Falls. “We’re excited to move...

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Needham / Newton
January 10, 2020
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Business owners make their case for protecting foreign-born workers

Seana Gaherin and her partner Bobby Dunn have run Dunn Gaherin’s Food & Spirits, in Newton, for 28 years, with a staff made up mainly of immigrants. And it’s this staff, who stand out for their work ethic and dedication, that have helped...

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Needham / Newton
January 08, 2020
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New directors enhance chamber board

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has elected five new members to its board for a three-year term starting in January 2020. “The board’s goal each year is to welcome a group of new directors who will enhance the skills and professional perspectives of our existing board and represent the...

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Newton
January 06, 2020
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Mandatory recycling rules could have unintended consequences

The Newton City Council is expected to consider a proposal that would make recycling mandatory for all businesses and nonprofits, with the pickups cost born by the building owners or tenants. Curbside pickup is available to Newton residents at no charge. But commercial and nonprofits properties must contract...

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