Store moves will expand toy and hardware offerings

By Frederica Saylor Lalonde

When one store closes, another store opens — at least that’s how the saying goes in Needham. In this case, as Architrave leaves Great Plain Avenue, Learning Express will move […]

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New single-use plastic ban targets water bottles

By Peter O’Neil

Town Meeting will vote in May on a controversial bylaw proposal banning the sale of single-use water bottles and other plastic products in town. Citing both environmental and public health […]

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Mapping Needham’s road to sustainability

By Seth Bauer

When Gabrielle Queenan took on the newly created role of Needham’s sustainability manager two months ago, she was dropped into the wilderness that is any new position. Where to begin? […]

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When a machine gun brought tragedy to Needham, typewriters came to the rescue

By Bob Baker

Robert W. Wallace’s novel “Machine Guns and Typewriters” chronicles one of the darkest days in Needham’s history. On Feb. 2, 1934, a Boston-based gang gunned down Needham police officers Forbes […]

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NHS principal details high school improvement plan

By Christian Maitre

At Tuesday’s School Committee meeting, Principal Aaron Sicotte showed how the Needham High School Improvement Plan has changed the approach to teaching students and fostering well-rounded learners. The five-year plan […]

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A soirée to remember

By Lizzie Idelson

Since 2012, French Night, also known as “La soirée de la francophonie,” has been a beloved annual Needham High School event to celebrate French language and culture. This year, it […]

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Hockey teams bow out of tourney

By Bob Clark

It was one-and-done for Needham High’s hockey teams as MIAA Division  1 tournament play got underway Wednesday. The girls, seeded No. 17, fell to No. 16 Braintree, 5-1, at Zapustas […]

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