Needham Graduates Make Noise at Commencement Ceremony

By Rose Evans

The Needham High School Class of 2024 graduated Sunday afternoon under a bright sun on Memorial Field, as families and friends filled the hill with lawn chairs, beach umbrellas, sunglasses […]

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DPW’s $20 million summer

By Peter O’Neil

An enhanced Department of Public Works staff and infusions of funds from multiple sources have set Needham up for a much busier than usual construction season this year — which […]

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New restaurant will bring oodles of noodles to Needham

By Frederica Saylor Lalonde

For all those noodling what might fill the empty space adjacent to Union Pharmacy, the wait is over: Ray Dheng, owner of two Wen’s Yunnan Noodles & Ramen restaurants in […]

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Blue on Highland to expand

By Peter O’Neil

The operator of Blue on Highland is seeking to expand the restaurant’s operations by taking over the vacant space next door to add 40 more seats and a small function […]

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Town Meeting rookies give thumbs up to Needham’s style of democracy

By Bob Baker

At the end of April, the Observer profiled five Town Meeting rookies before the annual meeting. Follow-up interviews revealed that all of them — now seasoned by three long nights […]

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Four – maybe five – step up to succeed Garlick

By Peter O’Neil

The race to succeed Denise Garlick as Needham’s representative in the state House of Representatives has drawn four official candidates and one possible write-in campaigner. Garlick announced in February that […]

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NHS students put dedication, talent on display at Festival of the Arts

By Luke Sokolosky

Last month the fine and performing arts department at Needham High School held its annual spring Festival of the Arts, a gallery showcasing student work. Each year, students, families and […]

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Boys volleyball, lacrosse teams still in the running in tournaments

By Bob Clark

Two Needham High School teams remain in contention in the MIAA Division 1 state tournaments. The boys volleyball team is on track for its fourth straight state title after defeating […]

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