Dear Readers,

With town elections coming up on April 9, we’ll be providing coverage of the races, the issues and the candidates in our upcoming editions, starting today with an overview.

Also this week you’ll see the first of a number of articles reported by Boston University journalism students who are working with the Observer this semester as they gain experience and add to our reporting. 

We’re pleased to be supporting the next generation of journalists and hope you will continue to support our local, independent non-profit news.

Peter, Fred, Jeanne and the team

Election season springs to life

By Peter O'Neil

While not as pleasing to the eye as the emerging daffodils and tulips, the political lawn sign is a harbinger of spring that soon will begin appearing all over town […]

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A different kind of pharmacy

By Jennifer Tirnauer

How many pharmacies does one town need? We’re about to find out. Union Pharmacy Needham is expected to open near the end of March in the former Harvey’s Hardware site […]

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Just Salad to open next week

By Jeanne Hopkins

Just Salad will open its doors next week at 669 Highland Ave. The exact day isn’t certain yet, but regional director Alex Chavez said staff training is underway as they […]

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Divers make no explosive finds

By Jeanne Hopkins

Divers from the Massachusetts State Police searched the Charles River around the Kendrick Street bridge on Monday looking for unexploded military ordnance, but found none. It was a precautionary measure […]

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Needham Trivia Bee finds its voice

By Cameron Meyer and Charlie Moore

Mike Riley, or “Sarge” as Needhamites know him, has traveled down Interstate 95 south to Gillette Stadium countless times. The Needham native has been the public address announcer for the […]

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IT consolidation should be a net gain

By Seth Bauer

In some ways, confidence in the success of merging the town and School Department’s information technology (IT) staff, which has been recently approved by the Select Board and the School […]

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Cheer heads to New Englands

By Bob Clark

Needham High School cheerleaders are practicing for Saturday’s New England championship tournament at Worcester State University. “We’re excited,” said interim coach Dina Hannigan. “I think we’re going to do well.” […]

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Art blooms at library

By Luke Sokolosky

This past weekend, members of the Beth Shalom, the Kalmia and The Needham Garden clubs presented their floral arrangements for this year’s Art In Bloom event at the Needham Public […]

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