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Athletic Hall of Fame honoring Lorenzen

The DSHS Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its third annual dinner and induction ceremony on March 7 from 5-8:00 p.m. at the Richard J. Wakely Gymnasium. Honored this year will be longtime teacher, coach and Athletic Director Jim “JL” Lorenzen. Lorenzen was a Phys. Ed. teacher for 29 years at Dover-Sherborn, as well as...
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Wellesley salutes its veterans

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Monday, Wellesley police officers, firemen, veterans and various other members of the community gathered inside the still-under-renovation Great Hall inside of Town Hall to honor the town’s veterans. With around 75 people in attendance, the event began at 11 a.m. on the eleventh day of the eleventh...
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Bridge named for Fandrey

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On May 10, 1996, Captain Joseph R. Fandrey, a Needham native, died when two helicopters collided during a training exercise in North Carolina. On Saturday, the bridge on Highland Avenue spanning Route 128 was named in his honor, and a brief ceremony was held to commemorate the occasion. To...
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Grugan Center celebrates ribbon cutting

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Anyone who has driven past the Charles River Center (CRC) in Needham during the last few months can see exactly how much it has changed. On October 30, invited guests came to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of the Grugan Center. The Center is named for former Charles River Center President and CEO John...
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WOW celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Recently, the World of Wellesley (WOW) organized three very successful free events that were open to the public in celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day. An Indigenous Peoples Day Land Clean Up, co-sponsored by Sustainable Wellesley, took place on Saturday, October 12. The event saw Wellesley residents meeting at Longfellow Pond to clean it....
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Walpole resident Chiodo an Eagle Scout

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On September 22, Walpole resident John Chiodo was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony. Eagle Scout is the highest Boy Scout rank. Nationally, only 4 percent of Boy Scouts attain this esteemed recognition. The path to Eagle Scout requires...
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Bates, Hardy schools recognized for achievement

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Two Wellesley elementary schools were recently honored by the Commonwealth for high academic achievement. Katharine Lee Bates Elementary and John D. Hardy elementary were named 2018 Massachusetts Schools of Recognition at a Statehouse ceremony on Friday, June 7. Bates and Hardy are among 57 schools across the state receiving this distinction, which recognizes...
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Needham honors vets in memorial service

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter   Every year on Veterans Day, the Needham community comes together at Memorial Park to honor the town’s veterans with a commemorative service.   This past Sunday, crowds of Needham residents, firefighters, police officers, and, of course, veterans came out for the ceremony.   “I have friends who have served and died,” said Tom...
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Ceremony to commemorate historic Union Station

Commuters using Walpole’s Union Station to get to and from work on the MBTA will now notice a new plaque signifying the structure’s status on the National Register of Historic Places. The plaque, funding for which was donated by Walpole native Colin Harding and was installed in May, represents the culmination of years of research and...
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