This week we introduce Actually, an occasional feature on topics that make many of us wonder why things are the way they are.

Town Common renovation meets with mixed reviews

By Frederica Saylor Lalonde

This is a tale of two commons that appear to have a lot in … common. Many residents don’t see much difference, but to those who spent nearly a decade […]

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Traveling Meals secured for two more years

By Bob Baker

For more than 50 years, Needham’s Traveling Meals program has provided healthy lunches and dinners to residents in need. This past January, due to high costs and sourcing issues, this […]

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Children’s preps for surgery center in business park

By Daniel Barbarisi

On the east side of Route 128, next to the Tripadvisor Building, Boston Children’s Hospital’s new outpatient surgery center will begin to take shape later this year.  But for now, […]

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Outgoing building commissioner reflects on decade of growth

By Peter O’Neil

Over his 11 years as Needham’s building commissioner, Dave Roche had a front row seat to a historically active era of town construction that added nearly $2 billion to the […]

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Dust up at DeFazio

By Linda Polach

The DeFazio Park parking lot is dusty and dangerous. Why can’t the town just pave it? To pave or not to pave, that is the question on the minds of […]

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Bench dedicated to Dave DiCicco at Greene’s Field

By Peter O’Neil

Dozens of friends and family members gathered last Thursday afternoon at Greene’s field to dedicate the Dave DiCicco memorial bench. DiCicco was a beloved and tireless supporter of youth sports […]

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