Town begins planning long-term response to increased flooding risk

By Frederica Saylor Lalonde

Since the devastating storm on Aug. 8, 2023, Needham has suffered four other significant wet-weather events with more than 200 residents reporting significant property damage. The combination of a high […]

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HONE’s MBTA Plan: Too big, too little or just right?

By Peter O’Neil

Needham residents who attended last week’s Housing Needham Advisory Group (HONE) public meeting signaled their support for a robust approach to complying with the MBTA Communities Act.  But that support […]

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Pending projects

By Needham Observer

We’ve reported on them before, but where are they now? Here’s an update on six prominent properties around town.

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After 42 years, town clerk elects to step down

By Jeanne Hopkins

One more entry is being added to the ballot for the April town election — for town clerk — and for the first time in 42 years, the name Theodora […]

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African American history class prompts connections, conversations

By Bob Baker

While February is typically dedicated to honoring the contributions black individuals have made to American society, it’s always Black History Month in the African American studies class at Needham High […]

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ZBA rules construction can continue at 1688 Central Ave. daycare project

By Peter O’Neil

The Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously Jan. 18 not to revoke the building permit issued in September by Needham’s building commissioner for the construction of a childcare center at […]

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A very special delivery man

By Jeanne Hopkins

He was part of the neighborhood, part of the fabric of the community. Though he didn’t live in Needham, that’s how numerous residents described Vincent “Vinnie” Walsh, who delivered mail […]

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