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N2 Innovation District / Newton
October 26, 2018
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Former Bookfair building gets new owner

Hammers, dust and broken pieces of wood are flying inside the building that served for a half-century as the home of The New England Mobile Book Fair. The bookstore itself moved last year to a storefront further down Needham Street, but the long warehouse-like space it once...

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Newton
October 16, 2018
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Newton-Wellesley Hospital projects $16M loss if nurse ratio question passes

Newton-Wellesley Hospital is projecting significant negative impacts on its capability to provide safe, quality care to patients should proposed nurse staffing ratios pass on Nov. 6. The ballot question would require that hospitals across the state, no matter their size or the specific needs of their patients, adhere...

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Newton
October 05, 2018
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Proposed pot shop ban would mean lost revenue for Newton

A ballot referendum that would ban the sale of adult-use recreational marijuana in Newton would result in the loss of millions of dollars annually in local tax revenue, according to city projections. By Greg Reibman A ballot referendum that would ban the sale of adult-use...

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N2 Innovation District / Newton
August 17, 2018
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Northland unveils vision for Needham Street

Northland Investment Corporation has officially unveiled its plan to transform a significant portion of Needham Street in the N-Squared Innovation District into 28 acres of residential, retail and office space. The special permit application was filed with the city in August.If approved by the Newton City ...

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Newton
August 15, 2018
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Shared parking program coming to Newton

A program designed to provide more parking for businesses, employers and customers in Newton’s villages and commercial districts will be rolled out city-wide this fall. Under Newton’s shared parking pilot program, a business or nonprofit that has excess parking would be allowed to rent parking through an app...

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Newton
August 07, 2018
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The Newton Innovation Center readies for version 2.0

Two years after the opening of the Newton Innovation Center, the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber is joining an effort to expand the NIC’s operation, with a goal of eventually finding a larger location for the startup-friendly collaborative workspace. Located at the former Newton Corner...

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Needham / Newton
July 06, 2018
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Paulette’s Ballet Studio, a Newton-Needham landmark, closes

  After nearly 60 years teaching dancers in Needham and Newton, Paulette Harwood has hung up her ballet slippers. Harwood closed her Paulette’s Ballet Studio at the Saco Pettee Mill Building on Oak Street in Newton in July, a place where Harwood taught generations of young dancers to move...

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Needham / Newton
June 25, 2018
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Local businesses show support for LGBTQ community

Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has teamed up with local organizers in Newton and Needham to bring awareness of the national human rights campaign #OpenToAll to its members and the business community at large. The effort focuses on distributing signs and stickers for store windows and logos...

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N2 Innovation District / Newton
June 15, 2018
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Free sculpture exhibit brings together arts & business

Innovation doesn’t come just from a lab or a computer screen or an engineering bench, it emerges when people blend the arts and sciences to create something entirely new. By Chuck Tanowitz Innovation doesn’t come just from a lab or a computer screen or an engineering bench, it emerges...

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Needham / Newton
May 22, 2018
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21st century villages needed to match housing demands

Bluestone, co-author of the Greater Boston Housing Report Card and founding Dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern, addressed business and government leaders at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s annual Spring Business Breakfast on May 17. By Gail Spector Meeting the housing needs of...

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