Credit: Environmental Partners

Environmental Partners chosen to lead downtown project

By Frederica Saylor Lalonde

As Needham prepares to begin the next phase of reconceiving the downtown space, it has chosen to move forward with the firm Environmental Partners (EP). The selection committee and the […]

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Credit: Courtesy Robert MacLean

Library to welcome new director

By Frederica Saylor Lalonde

After an eight-month search and a pool of 20 candidates, Needham has hired a new library director. Robert MacLean, who was director of the Weymouth Public Library system for 14 […]

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Credit: Mark Favermann

A brand new Needham

By Bob Baker

If you’re familiar with the iconic “I Love New York” logo, then you’re familiar with “place branding.” Using this approach, which seeks to project a positive and unified image of […]

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NHA may be changing partners on redevelopment project

By Peter O’Neil

Since 2021, the Needham Housing Authority and the Cambridge Housing Authority have been joined at the hip, with the CHA doing the heavy lifting on devising and executing the NHA’s […]

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Credit: Courtesy L. Polach

Running point on Marathon coverage

By Linda Polach

I have a special relationship with the Boston Marathon. Although I’ve never run even a step of that 26.2-mile route, each April for more than a decade during the ‘80s […]

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Trish Cruickshank (L) and Kate Robey did the ribbon-cutting honors Tuesday at the dedication of the renovated McLeod Field, new home for the Needham High softball team. The Rockets made the day even more memorable with a 12-2 win over Concord-Carlisle./ Credit: Needham Observer

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