Biotechnology company chooses Beverly for large-scale U.S. expansion

Biotechnology company chooses Beverly for large-scale U.S. expansion

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LexaGene Holdings Inc., a biotechnology company that develops instrumentation for pathogen detection, has significantly expanded its operations in Massachusetts. Originally based in Vancouver, Canada, LexaGene recently signed a lease for a 17,500-square-foot office, lab, and R&D space at 500 Cummings Center, Suite 4550, in Beverly. The new location includes a state-of-the-art, level-two biosafety laboratory, which will allow LexaGene to adhere to biocontainment precautions specified by the CDC while testing for pathogens. The space was custom-designed by Cummings’ in-house design and construction teams. “LexaGene has started ramping up its operations, and we needed to lease a larger space that would support our R&D and manufacturing efforts moving forward,” said Dr. Jack Regan, LexaGene’s CEO. “We also plan to bring on about 20 new employees in anticipation of this growth in the…
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Jump On In to reopen with new ownership and new location

Jump On In to reopen with new ownership and new location

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Jump On In – New England’s first and largest indoor inflatable playground franchise – will open a sparkling new 11,300-square-foot party and entertainment center at its new location, 233 West Cummings Park, Woburn in mid-April. Now under new ownership, this location replaces a former franchise on Wildwood Avenue. Cummings Properties' architectural team worked directly with the client to design the facility. Cummings' in-house construction arm will make the modifications to fit up the facility in time to meet Jump On In’s fast-track schedule. The new ownership team of Kevin Lynch, Saranjit Kukreja, and Jyoti Saxena is an experienced group of Jump On In owner-operators. They currently own and manage franchised locations in Boston and Lowell, as well as in Newington, Connecticut. Founded in 2005, Jump On In offers a private venue…
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North Shore Pediatric Dental expands with new orthodontic practice

North Shore Pediatric Dental expands with new orthodontic practice

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North Shore Pediatric Dental and Orthodontics is expanding its services to include orthodontics for both children and adults. Dr. Audra Reynoso will practice out of 900 Cummings Center, Suite 119-W, located across the hall from North Shore Pediatric Dental’s primary location at 116-T. Dr. Reynoso is a native of Massachusetts, having grown up on the North Shore in nearby Lynnfield. She received her undergraduate degree from Tufts University, in Medford, and then earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and her Certificate in Orthodontics from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, in Boston. [caption id="attachment_2609" align="alignleft" width="402"] Dr. Audra Reynoso (left) and Dr. Lisa Campanella (right) are expanding their practice to include new services and a new Cummings Center office space.[/caption] "I am excited to be serving the area in which I have such deep roots,…
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Architects For Learning opens new center at Dunham Ridge

Architects For Learning opens new center at Dunham Ridge

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Architects For Learning, which provides customized instruction, comprehensive assessments, and consultation services for school-age students and their parents, has opened a new education center at Cummings Properties’ Dunham Ridge campus in Beverly. The 3,300-square-foot office is the company’s second location, in addition to its headquarters in Needham Heights. Founded by CEO Dr. Bonnie Singer, Architects For Learning caters its instruction to individual student needs. Dr. Singer and her long-time research partner, Dr. Anthony Bashir, have developed teaching methods aimed at improving students’ ability to listen, speak, read, write, take notes, study, stay organized, and manage homework. The group also offers trainings to teachers and school administrators interested in bringing these methods to the classroom. “We have had a wonderful experience working with everyone at Cummings Properties,” Dr. Singer said. “They…
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“Office Olympics” a hit with Cummings team

“Office Olympics” a hit with Cummings team

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At first, it seemed like a typical week at Cummings Properties’ Woburn headquarters. The background hum of office equipment and busy conversations, broken only by the louder call of ringing phones. Then chants of “Go, Woburn!” and “Team Stoneham!” bolstered by cowbells and applause rippled through the office. The excitement and drama unfolding on the ice rinks and ski slopes of Pyeongchang South Korea during the Olympic Games had spread to colleagues at Cummings Properties: The Office Olympics were on! Each day at lunch, teams – each named after a community where the Company owns commercial real estate – sent forth one “athlete” to participate in events such as Around the World, Nerf Archery, and Conference Room Cornhole. Over the course of two weeks, there were medals, opening and closing…
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Center for Autism and Related Disorders opens Cummings Center location

Center for Autism and Related Disorders opens Cummings Center location

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Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) has established a new location in Cummings Center. The Beverly site is the sixth CARD office to open in Massachusetts. “We are very happy with our new Beverly location,” said Nicole Chatigny, regional manager for CARD. Founded in 1990, CARD has more than 180 locations in 32 states. Its clinicians specialize in using applied behavior analysis in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder. The curricula can be tailored to the specific needs of individuals, helping them learn to communicate, develop friendships, and build life skills. The nearly 3,400-square-foot location at 100 Cummings Center features a sensory gym, which helps children with special needs develop their sensory, communication, and motor skills while improving fitness. Unlike standard fitness gyms that use treadmills and weights, a sensory…
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New England Women’s Healthcare opens office in West Cummings Park

New England Women’s Healthcare opens office in West Cummings Park

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Woburn area parents-to-be now have additional resources to guide them through pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. New England Women’s Healthcare recently leased offices with Cummings Properties in the medical hub at 800 West Cummings Park, on Washington Street. The practice launched earlier this month. New England Women’s Healthcare (NEWH) is made up of five Obstetrics and Gynecology providers and one Nurse Practitioner: Kimberly Cole, MD; Byungyol Chun, MD; Darrah Curiale, MD; Glen Dixon Jr., MD; Melissa Martin, MD; and Juliette Renzullo, NP. According to Dr. Curiale, "NEWH represents the joining together of three OB/GYN practices under one roof. We've combined the talents of experienced providers and staff in order to offer women the best care possible.  It's been such a pleasure to welcome patients in our new space."   Along with prenatal care, comprehensive gynecological services…
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Local business leader and philanthropist becomes author

Local business leader and philanthropist becomes author

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“Starting Small and Making It Big” to be released March 1. Local real estate magnate and philanthropist Bill Cummings has written an autobiography, due for release on March 1. “Starting Small and Making It Big: An Entrepreneur’s Journey to Billion-Dollar Philanthropist” chronicles his life from his humble beginnings in Medford to his membership in the Giving Pledge, an organization for the world’s wealthiest people. Cummings, age 80, is known locally for founding commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties and growing it from one small building to an 11 million-square-foot portfolio, mostly north of Boston. In recent years, the Cummings name has also been associated with more than $200 million in grant funding awarded to Greater Boston nonprofits through the eponymous foundation Bill established with his wife, Joyce, in 1986. Although…
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