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January 04, 2016

Newton gets AAA bond rating from both Moody’s, S&P

In January, Newton became one of an elite number of communities to receive a AAA-Stable bond rating from both Moody’s Investors Service and Standard and Poor. In their report, Standard and Poor’s highlighted the very strong economy, strong management, strong budgetary performance, very strong...

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January 01, 2016

MassChallenge chooses Newton for first-in-state expansion

MassChallenge, the world-renowned Boston-based start-up accelerator, is opening a satellite operation in Newton this October in collaboration with the Cambridge Innovation Center and the City of Newton. The Newton Corner location will be MassChallenge’s first expansion in Massachusetts outside of Boston’s Innovation District. The...

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N2 Innovation District / Needham / Newton
September 01, 2015

Needham Street/Highland Avenue funding secured

After decades of delays, funding to upgrade the Needham Street and Highland Avenue corridor has been approved. The decision by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization on July 30 means funds for the $14 million renovation project will be available ...

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June 01, 2015

‘Legendary Locals’ chronicles Newton’s business history

Even before Newton became one of the country’s first railroad suburbs, the town (which wasn’t incorporated as a city until 1874) housed many businesses that remain an important part of its historical fabric. Mills that sat on the Charles...

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Needham / Newton
December 03, 2014

Get ready for Shop Local Weekend

Special events Dec. 5-7 in Newton and Needham This weekend (Fri., Dec. 5 – Sun., Dec. 7) the Newton-Needham Chamber is partnering with merchants and arts organizations on a series of Shop Local events. In Newton, the Chamber is partnering with the Newton Cultural Alliance on its 4th Annual Arts Stroll and...

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