Dear Readers,

This week in our election coverage we offer personality profiles of the three candidates vying for two seats on the Select Board, learning about their business, bee keeping and bassoon. 

Next week we’ll get their take on key town issues.


Peter, Fred, Jeanne and the team

Select Board candidates get candid

By Daniel Barbarisi

Tina Burgos moves her hands through the racks of high-end clothing at her Newton Highlands shop, Covet + Lou. Stopping on one item, she pulls it out from the rest […]

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Housing Authority election comes at key juncture

By Peter O'Neil

For the first time since 2020, voters will have options when it comes to choosing one of the five commissioners of the Needham Housing Authority (NHA) on April 9. There […]

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Reimagining and revitalizing downtown Needham

By Frederica Saylor Lalonde

Picking up where it left off more than a decade ago, the town is looking at a reimagining and design of the Great Plain Avenue corridor from Linden Street to […]

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Young coaches manage up

By Cameron Meyer and Brooke Alessi

For this year’s Needham girls hockey team, two students were surprising difference-makers, both at the rink and in the social media world. Part of the surprise: Neither of them are […]

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Data drives Mitchell improvement plan

By Christian Maitre

Mitchell Elementary School principal Greg Bayse outlined at Tuesday’s School Committee meeting how the school has created an adaptive learning environment using data-backed approaches. This has been the first year […]

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Staying Alert

By Bob Baker

If Paul Revere and his fellow patriots set up an emergency alert system today, they’d probably use an app. Alerts issued by the town of Needham reach only landlines and […]

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