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Needham / Newton
May 03, 2016

Closures to begin next week for Central Avenue/Elliot Street bridge

The project to restore the failing bridge connecting Central Ave in Needham and Elliot Street in Newton will begin the week of May 9 -- resulting in occasional closures and/or lane closures as soon as next week and a complete closure for several months starting in mid-July. The...

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Needham / Newton
April 26, 2016

Small Business Month programs offer something for all

May is Small Business Month and we’re celebrating all month long with programming designed to reach both businesses and consumers. We've kicked off the month a day early on Saturday, April 30 with a community shopping event in Needham and have also scheduled a full slate of...

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Needham / Newton
April 20, 2016

Newton-Needham Chamber adds support to transgender anti-discrimination bill

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has added its name to the list of business and organizations urging the state legislature to take a favorable vote on legislation that prohibits discrimination against transgender people. The letter has also been signed by Google, the...

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Preparing Newton and Needham to compete in the innovation economy

  by Greg Reibman   What’s the best way to nurture the innovation economy in the Newton and Needham? That’s a question our chamber has been pondering since I arrived as your president four years ago this month, and especially over the past several months, thanks to a grant from...

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Needham / Newton
April 14, 2016

GE innovator to address Green Business Breakfast

A top General Electric executive, who is part of the team relocating to Boston this year, will be the featured speaker at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s annual Green Business Breakfast on Thursday, May 19. Maryrose Sylvester is president and CEO of Current powered by GE, a first-of-its...

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Newton
April 14, 2016
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MassChallenge CEO to address Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

John Harthorne, founder and CEO of MassChallenge and a Newton resident, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Ted Mann Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, May 25 at Boston College. MassChallenge, the world’s largest start-up accelerator has just opened at office at the Newton Innovation Center...

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Newton
April 14, 2016
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Mayor leads push to protect incentives for solar projects

Newton Mayor Setti Warren sent a letter in March to key state legislators, urging them to reject legislative proposals to reduce the value of net metering credits associated with municipal solar projects. Such reductions, he said, “could halt the development of projects now underway, and drastically curtail ...

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Newton
April 13, 2016

Why businesses should pay attention to Newton’s charter reform process

By Josh Krintzman The city “charter” is like the city’s constitution. It lays out the form of government, the size of the city council and school committee, the terms of office for various offices and whether there are term limits on any offices. It also establishes and defines...

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Newton
April 13, 2016
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Newton Innovation Center now open

On April 6, the Newton Innovation Center held its opening launch event at the Social Restaurant & Bar. The NIC is a three-way collaboration between MassChallenge, the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), and the City of Newton. The NIC is a start-up...

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Newton
April 13, 2016

Newton theater to be renovated, re-opened

A plan to restore the Turtle Lane Playhouse in Auburndale has been approved by the Newton City Council, despite some objections from abutters and councilors who objected to the overall project and design. Developer Stephen Vona has been trying for more than two years to renovate the...

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