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N2 Innovation District / Newton
April 25, 2018
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UMass Amherst’s Mount Ida campus would help grow jobs and the economy

There is little doubt that last week’s announcement that UMass Amherst has an agreement to acquire the Mount Ida College campus in Newton has not played out well. By Greg Reibman UMass Amherst’s plan to create an...

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Bike share coming to Newton, Needham this summer

LimeBike and Spin have been selected to provide dock-less bike share services for Newton, Needham and 13 other inner suburban communities in Metro Boston starting this summer, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) has announced. “People who live, work, and visit the service area...

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N2 Innovation District / Newton
April 06, 2018
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Newton joins Needham as a gold BioReady community

Newton has just been designated a Gold BioReady community, a status that should help attract the burgeoning life sciences industry to the city.   The BioReady Community designation from the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio) signifies that a municipality ...

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N2 Innovation District / Newton
April 06, 2018
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N-Squared to be incorporated into UMass' plans for Mt Ida campus

Mount Ida College has reached a definitive agreement in principle with the University of Massachusetts that will lead to the establishment of a new UMass campus in Newton focused on the innovation economy, health care, business, computer science and other STEM specialties. UMass Amherst will acquire the physical...

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Newton
April 04, 2018
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Fuller to create Washington Street corridor master plan

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller is hiring an outside consulting firm to bring together residents, city officials and businesses to pro-actively plan the future of the Washington Street corridor. Principle Group is expected to have a final master plan and the associated zoning recommendations for the Washington Street corridor...

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Needham / Newton
February 23, 2018
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Newton-Needham’s top leaders no strangers to #MeToo movement

While stories of sexual equality and harassment have gained prominence in the national debate, Newton’s and Needham’s top women in government are paying close attention to how these issues play out locally. No strangers to witnessing the behavior behind the #metoo movement, Ruthanne Fuller, Newton's ...

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Needham / Newton
February 16, 2018
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Events, events and more events!

With 118 events held in 2017, your chamber has been busier than ever. Yet, with a growing membership base both in terms of location and diversity of professions, we’re committed to continuing to increase our programming in order to provide valuable networking and educational opportunities across our...

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Needham / Newton
January 22, 2018
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Chamber offers scholarship opportunities to Newton and Needham seniors

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to two deserving students who either live in Needham or Newton and/or who attend school in Needham or Newton and who have been accepted at, and intend to attend,...

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N2 Innovation District / Needham / Newton
December 22, 2017
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Needham Street/Highland Ave. project meetings announced

Mass Department of Transportation is holding three informational meetings to discuss the proposed reconstruction of Highland Ave in Needham and Needham and Winchester Streets in Newton. The project would stretch roughly two miles, from Webster Street in Needham to Route 9 in Newton. It would widen sidewalks, improve...

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Newton
December 10, 2017
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Fuller won’t be all that’s new at City Hall

When Ruthanne Fuller takes the oath of office on New Year’s Day, Newton will welcome its first-ever female mayor. But we’re not just getting a new mayor on Jan. 1. We’re also getting a new city council president, committee assignments and a dramatically different council. By Greg Reibman ...

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