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Newton
April 17, 2019
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Newton schools can accommodate new developments

An in-depth demographic study of how the four proposed large developments would impact the Newton Public Schools shows that the new housing (1,775 units) would create only a small amount of new enrollment. The study forecast only 83 additional students district-wide over the next decade. By Mayor Ruthanne...

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Newton
April 04, 2019
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A safer and better West Newton: Village enhancements reach final approvals by city council

West Newton has long been looked at as an on-ramp to the Mass Pike, with four lanes of car traffic snaking through the village, as well as poorly coordinated traffic lights that often result in backed up traffic and a dangerous experience for pedestrians. But a multi-year project...

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Newton
March 08, 2019
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Fuller: Newton schools can handle new developments

Photo: Newton South High School Newton Public Schools will have no difficulty accommodating an influx of students even if four proposed or pending mixed-use developments are approved by the City Council, a new city-funded study shows. ...

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Newton
March 04, 2019
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Fuller concerned about proposed bus changes

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller is raising concerns about several proposed changes to MBTA bus routes serving the Newton and neighboring communities. The changes are part of the T's Better Bus Project, a system wide initiative the transit agency describes as a "first step in our...

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Needham / Newton
March 04, 2019
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40 restaurants, one tantalizing night

25th annual Spring Seasonings returns April 8   By Katherine Herer March 20 may mark the vernal equinox. But April 8 is the date that should be circled on your calendar as the start of spring. It’s the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s 25th annual Spring Seasonings: A Taste...

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Needham / Newton
March 01, 2019
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MBTA considering bus changes

  If you, your employees or customers depend on the bus system, we urge you to pay attention to these proposals The MBTA is considering a number of changes to bus routes system-wide, including to routes connecting Newton, Needham, Watertown and Dedham. Some of the T's Better Bus plan will be...

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Newton
December 12, 2018
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We couldn’t think of a better way to launch 2019

Each year the chamber likes to launch the new year with a cocktail party at a location most of our members have never been before. This January we’re planning a variation on that theme. By Greg Reibman Each year the chamber likes to launch the new year with...

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Newton
November 07, 2018
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Newton-Needham Chamber awarded grant to move and expand Newton Innovation Center

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has received a $25,000 state grant from the Massachusetts Collaborative Workspace Program to help the Newton Innovation Center (NIC) find a new home. The grant – which was awarded last week through the Baker-Polito administration through...

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Newton
November 02, 2018
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Life sciences co-working incubator LabShares launches in Newton

A new office and laboratory incubator for emerging biotechnology and life science companies has just opened in Newton’s Charles River Mill District. LabShares Newton is a fully equipped incubator for early-stage research companies seeking a collaborative, cost-effective, and entrepreneurial working...

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Newton
October 30, 2018
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Where would Newton’s marijuana stores be allowed to open?

Often lost in the debate over whether or not adult-use recreational marijuana shops should operate in Newton is the fact that there aren’t very many properties where these stores can exist under the city’s proposed zoning. By Greg Reibman Often lost in the debate over...

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