Suni Williams phones home

By Jennifer Tirnauer

Needham’s own astronaut, Sunita “Suni” Williams, launched into space on June 5 aboard the Boeing Starliner, docking at the International Space Station the following day. Astronauts Williams (the pilot) and […]

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Needham feels ripples from war in Israel and Gaza 

By Peter O’Neil

The eight-month-old war in Israel and Gaza has reverberated in communities, committees and colleges throughout the country, and Needham has not been spared. The town’s Human Rights Committee has received […]

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Committee finalizes climate change roadmap for town

By Rose Evans

Last Wednesday, the Needham Climate Action Planning Committee officially released its roadmap for the town’s ongoing efforts to mitigate climate change and comply with state mandates aimed at achieving net […]

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Water & Sewer rates to increase

By Peter O’Neil

The average water and sewer bill in Needham will rise by about $100 next year if the Select Board votes to follow the recommendation made by the Water and Sewer […]

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Needham is well supplied with water

By Jennifer Tirnauer

Some Massachusetts communities get water exclusively from the MWRA (Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, on Deer Island), some use wells located in the community, and a handful use both. Needham is […]

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Car break-ins on the rise

By Linda Polach

Last week, in the early hours of the morning, there were four reported car break-ins on quiet streets in Needham. They occurred in an area near Dover and Wellesley. Deputy […]

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Two boys teams aim for state titles

By Bob Clark

Needham High School has not just one, but two boys teams playing for state Division 1 titles this week. Tonight [Thursday] the Rockets volleyball team chases its fourth straight championship […]

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Showcase gives NHS students hands-on lesson in civics

By Bob Baker

In 2018, Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a requirement that high school civics education includes a student-led political advocacy project. For the past three years, the Needham High School […]

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Needham Farmers Market Opens June 16

By Seth Bauer

This Sunday morning, June 16, the Needham town green will get a little greener as the Farmers Market pops up for the first time this season. After a couple of […]

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