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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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Needham / Newton
January 02, 2020
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Business coalitions call for more transportation funding

In the face of a worsening transportation crisis, the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has joined with two state-wide business coalitions in calling for more government spending to expand public transit and improve the roads. By Greg Reibman In the face of a worsening transportation crisis, the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber...

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Needham / Newton
January 01, 2020
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Deliver a powerful message about your business in 2020

The chamber’s 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities Package is ready and brimming with new and returning favorites for our annual partners to review. We’re eager to once again help your businesses or nonprofit deliver a targeted message to the chamber’s audience of committed, engaged and local professionals ...

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Needham / Newton
December 28, 2019
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Chamber accepting event proposals for 2020 workshops & seminars

Are you an experienced presenter on a business or professional development topic that would be valuable to the local business and nonprofit community? Do you have a recommendation for a great speaker or topic? Or, do you have a space that you think would be perfect to host...

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Needham / Newton
December 19, 2019
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Traffic, hiring top concerns in 2020

Across Greater Boston’s inner western suburbs, the most common challenges can be summed up in three words: traffic, transportation and talent. That’s according to the chamber’s annual survey, where three out of four respondents told us road congestion and inadequate public transportation would be the biggest ...

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Needham / Newton
December 19, 2019
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Progress on housing?

There's a glimmer of good news today on the housing front. After two years of delays, Boston Globe reporter Jon Chesto is reporting that Gov. Charlie Baker's Housing Choice bill may finally be moving forward for a vote on Beacon Hill early next year. By Greg Reibman There's a...

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Newton
December 09, 2019
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Letter: Thank you, Newton

The 23-acre Northland Newton Development (NND) represents an aspirational opportunity to create a national model of affordable housing, environmental sustainability, historic preservation, public parks and open space, transit demand management, accessibility, and ageing in community – an opportunity to develop the largest single infusion ...

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