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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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Newton
December 03, 2019
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Northland approved (but it’s too soon to celebrate)

I come with good news. But also, potentially, some disturbing news. Last night, the Newton City Council approved Northland's proposed mixed-use project, 17-7. This project -- the result of more than three years of discussions and tough negotiations between city leaders, neighbors, civic groups, housing ...

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Newton
November 21, 2019
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Scaled-down Riverside Station project edges forward

A proposed mixed-use development at the Riverside MBTA Station has cleared a major hurdle, but only after it was significantly reduced in size and scope. Originally proposed at 1.5 million square feet, the Newton City Council unanimously approved a compromise zoning...

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Newton
November 01, 2019
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Newton Innovation Center closing

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller made the following announcement on Nov. 1, 2019. I have made the difficult decision to phase-out in four months the Newton Innovation Center co-working space located in a City of Newton building in Newton Corner. The Newton Innovation Center (NIC) opened in 2016. Mayor Setti...

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Newton
October 31, 2019
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28 Austin opens, bringing much-needed housing and retail to Newtonville

Seven years after Newton‘s Board of Alderman voted unanimously to transform Newtonville‘s Austin Street municipal parking lot into housing and retail space, 28 Austin has opened. 28 Austin — Newton’s first new multi-family housing north of Route 9 in more than a decade — is...

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Newton
October 23, 2019
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Newton’s variable parking price program is worth exploring

An article in today’s Newton TAB (Newton businesses flabbergasted by possible $3.75 parking meters) mischaracterized a new parking rate plan in Newton. The TAB reported that the council gave the city the authority to raise parking rates to as much as $3.75 an hour.But it failed to...

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Newton
October 22, 2019
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City of Newton: Answers to questions about parking meter rates

The Newton City Council recently voted to allow parking meters to have a range of rates.Here’s some answers to common questions as provided by the city’s planning department.   What are the current rates? Right now, everywhere in Newton the rates are 50 cents for long-term spaces and 75 cents for short-term spaces....

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Newton
August 21, 2019
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Boston Globe to expand news coverage in Newton

The Boston Globe has announced plans to expand news coverage in Newton as part of a new partnership with the Boston University School of Journalism. Under a pilot program starting in September, the school will devote one of its beat reporting classes to covering the city of 90,000...

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Newton
July 26, 2019
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Meals tax added to state's tax-free holiday

For the first time, state and local meals taxes will be included as part of Massachusetts annual sales tax free holiday on weekend of Aug. 17 and 18, 2019. Meals, and non-alcoholic beverages served with meals, will be exempt from the sales tax on Aug. 17 and...

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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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