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Thursday, June 30, 2022
You’ve come to the right place

Looking for things to do for yourself, your family or guests, this holiday weekend? You’ve come to the right place. Our Take a Trip Up The Charles website lists nearly 300 restaurants, close to two hundred retailers and dozens of destination ideas inside our four chamber communities.

Greg Reibman

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Catching up on the news we missed last week

It's nice to be back in your inbox after a week off, but not good that we're stepped back 50 years in time while I was out. Oh, yeah -- and after two-plus years of telling you all what you need to know about COVID -- I tested positive yesterday. I'm boosted. I feel lousy. I expect to be fine.

Greg Reibman

Thursday, June 16, 2022
This stretches the definition of 'better'

If you’re an MBTA bus rider in Newton, chances are you’re already alarmed by the many of T’s plans to eliminate routes and frequency across the city. But those of us who never -- or rarely -- step on a T bus should be alarmed too. Here’s why:

Greg Reibman

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Remember this when you're stuck in traffic this week

Remember this when you're dealing with traffic, road closures and parking restrictions this week due to the U.S. Open. Our short-term inconveniences can be a difference maker for many of our businesses. Upwards of 175,000 fans are expected to descend on our region this week. About 35% of those in attendance will be traveling from afar to attend the event at the Country Club in Chestnut Hill, according to the USGA. Another estimated 1,000 or more workers will also travel to the area.

Greg Reibman

Friday, June 10, 2022
Looking to hire? Ask a recent retiree

Millions of Americans quit their jobs or retired in what came to be known as the Great Resignation during the pandemic. But a new CNBC survey finds that nearly two-thirds (68%) of those retirees would now consider coming back to work. The survey found that 33% of retirees left jobs for health reasons, 27% retired due to COVID-19 concerns, and 19% simply no longer wanted to work.

Greg Reibman

Thursday, June 9, 2022
Our small businesses need help with inflation too

Reforms to estate and capital gains taxes are critical to our state's long term competitiveness, especially in an era of remote work. But those -- or any other tax relief ideas Baker has proposed, or the House and the Senate may get around to -- won't kick in until a year from now.

Greg Reibman

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
How well do you know our communities?

How well do you know our communities? This morning, the Charles River Regional Chamber is launching a multi-media campaign to promote visiting Newton, Needham, Watertown and Wellesley to visitors. We’re calling it “Take A Trip Up the Charles.”

Greg Reibman

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
A plan to do something about the state's largest news desert

It’s been a month since the last ever edition of the Newton Tab landed on lawns across the city. But it’s been years since the city has had any consistent news reporting, making Newton the biggest city in Massachusetts without a local newspaper, according to the Globe. Finally there’s a plan to do something about Newton's news desert.

Greg Reibman

Monday, June 6, 2022
Ellie Fund selected as beneficiary of the chamber 2022 golf tournament

The Charles River Regional Chamber has chosen the Ellie Fund to be the nonprofit beneficiary of its 31st Annual Children’s Charitable Golf Tournament happening at Woodland Golf Club on Monday, Aug 1.

Greg Reibman

Friday, June 3, 2022
You don't have to go to Amherst to appreciate his legacy

UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announced plans to retire yesterday. He's not leaving until next summer, but when Subbaswamy (better known as “Swamy") departs he’ll leave a legacy that includes improving the university’s graduation rate, making the campus more diverse, increasing innovative research, navigating a pandemic and being a very popular selfie get.

Greg Reibman


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