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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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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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