November 2016 Newsletter

Newmarket News!

November 2016

See what’s new in Newmarket!

Save the date! Annual Meeting January 12th.

Our annual members’ meeting and fundraiser is coming up in January! This year we’ll be holding the event at the New England Center for Arts and Technology from 5-8 pm on Thursday, January 12th. Please join us for great networking, food, drink, and more.

MBTA and Keolis look at improving Fairmount line

Boston’s Vision 2030 Team and members of the Fairmount-Indigo Transit Network took MBTA and Keolis managers for a ride last week to highlight the need for increased frequency of trains on the Fairmount line. The current situation on the line is an unfortunate catch-22; management insists that they don’t want to increase frequency because of low ridership on the line, but low ridership will persist until trains come often enough that it is convenient for locals to take them. We will continue to work with the Fairmount-Indigo Network and the MBTA to improve the line for businesses, employees and residents.

Business Writing Workshop

We are pleased to invite you to this free workshop, Business Writing 2.0 at the Harvard Ed Portal on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Every successful businessperson must also be a writer. The words we use to portray ourselves and our businesses can make – or break – us. But many business owners have never received any formal training how to be an effective and efficient writer.  Join Ken Mirvis of The Writing Company in Watertown, who has been teaching business writing workshops since 1985, and business writing to the Harvard community since 1997. Mirvis will focus on professionalism, helping you craft, edit, and punctuate more mindfully and confidently. Sign up here!

Newmarket Safety Task Force Updates

  • Outreach Workers 
  • Workers from a number of organizations have taken to the streets in Newmarket to help with the homeless population of the neighborhood. Boston Public Health’s team of outreach workers is in the area seven days a week from 8 am to 8 pm, helping make sure that everybody on the street is safe and has a place to go when they need it. Project Place is also providing non-profit assistance, working with Boston Public Works to clean up the streets. And finally, the Boston police continue to have a seven-officer bike patrol in the area every day from 7-5. We thank all of these groups for their work to make Newmarket a safer place. At the same time, we are working closely with the city and state to make permanent changes that will improve the quality of life of all in Newmarket.

New City Services Number

The City of Boston has rolled out a new number to connect city residents with an easy way to request non-emergency services and information. The number can be used for anything from graffiti removal to reporting a broken street sign to requesting needle clean-up. The 311 Constituent Service Center is open 24/7, 365 days a year and can be contacted either by phone, their mobile app, or twitter @BOS311.

65 East Cottage Street
20,000 sq. ft. of Commercial/Industrial Space
Pre-Leasing Now!

Are you looking for room to expand? 20,000 square feet of new commercial/industrial space will be available in 12-18 months (early 2018) at Newmarket’s newest commercial-industrial development. Pre-leasing is available now! Those interested should contact Sue Sullivan either by email ( or by calling 345-3445.

NBA Member of the Month!
Doña Habana

A new restaurant from the team behind two popular Caribbean spots in the city is open in Newmarket. Doña Habana is serving up Cuban cuisine at 811 Massachusetts Ave. The owners of Doña Habana also run Vejigantes, a Puerto Rican restaurant in the South End, and Merengue, a Dominican restaurant and catering spot in Roxbury. We offer them a warm welcome to the neighborhood!

Keep an eye out for our next update on what’s new in Newmarket! As always, should you have any questions or concerns, contact us at (617) 445-3445 or

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