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Newton
October 23, 2019
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Newton’s variable parking price program is worth exploring

An article in today’s Newton TAB (Newton businesses flabbergasted by possible $3.75 parking meters) mischaracterized a new parking rate plan in Newton. The TAB reported that the council gave the city the authority to raise parking rates to as much as $3.75 an hour.But it failed to...

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Newton
October 22, 2019
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City of Newton: Answers to questions about parking meter rates

The Newton City Council recently voted to allow parking meters to have a range of rates.Here’s some answers to common questions as provided by the city’s planning department.   What are the current rates? Right now, everywhere in Newton the rates are 50 cents for long-term spaces and 75 cents for short-term spaces....

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Newton
August 21, 2019
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Boston Globe to expand news coverage in Newton

The Boston Globe has announced plans to expand news coverage in Newton as part of a new partnership with the Boston University School of Journalism. Under a pilot program starting in September, the school will devote one of its beat reporting classes to covering the city of 90,000...

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Newton
July 26, 2019
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Meals tax added to state's tax-free holiday

For the first time, state and local meals taxes will be included as part of Massachusetts annual sales tax free holiday on weekend of Aug. 17 and 18, 2019. Meals, and non-alcoholic beverages served with meals, will be exempt from the sales tax on Aug. 17 and...

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Needham / Newton
June 14, 2019
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Independent merchants to be honored June 27

Locally-owned retail and restaurant owners will be honored at the Newton Needham Regional Chamber’s Annual Members Celebration, on June 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Newton Marriott Hotel. “Whether it’s a retail shop, salon, pub or family restaurant, we’ll be highlighting the hard work and commitment of...

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Newton
June 13, 2019
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Kathryn Ellis to leave city for UMass Amherst Innovation Institute

Newton Economic Development Director Kathryn Ellis has been named director of the Innovation Institute (UMII) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and will head offices in Amherst and a new office at the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst in...

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Newton
June 07, 2019
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Opening for the sculpture on Newton’s Upper Falls Greenway happening on June 13

The N2 Innovation District, in partnership with Studios Without Walls, will launch its 2019 sculpture exhibit on June 13 with a neighborhood celebration filled with art, fun, food, music and activities. The celebration runs from 4:30 p.m. through 7 p.m....

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Newton
June 04, 2019
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Susan Paley honored as 2019 Unsung Heroine by Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

Susan Paley, vice president of community relations at The Village Bank, has been honored by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) as a 2019 Unsung Heroine. Paley, who was nominated by State Representative Kay Khan, was selected for devoting her time, experience, and knowledge...

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Newton
May 29, 2019
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Newton considering new recycling rules and paper bag fees

The Newton City Council will be considering a proposal that would require commercial property owners and some condo associations who rely on private waste haulers to begin collecting recycling. State laws prohibit recyclable materials from being disposed of as trash. Yet, there are a significant number of businesses...

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Newton
May 21, 2019
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Campaign underway to bring outdoor sculpture walk back this summer

Exhibit would feature 20 artworks on the Upper Falls Greenway starting in June. The free outdoor sculpture walk along the Upper Falls Greenway in the N2 Innovation District will return this summer, providing organizers can raise the needed funds. Curated again by Studios Without Walls, this year’s exhibit called...

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