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Needham designated a Green Community

State officials this week named Needham a “Green Community,” a recognition of the hard work and effort the town has exhibited in meeting the Green Communities Designation and Grant Program’s five criteria. “Meeting these criteria is proof of Needham’s position as an energy leader in Massachusetts, poised to reduce its energy costs, improve the local environment...
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Memorial Day service honors vets’ sacrifice

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_33362" align="alignright" width="300"]Veterans ride aboard the “Mike-1” Jeep during the parade to Needham Town Common. Veterans ride aboard the “Mike-1” Jeep during the parade to Needham Town Common.[/caption] On Monday, May 27, Needham held a variety of services throughout the...
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Chamber celebrates Needham Night

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Three Needham businesses, one local entrepreneur and a local legend were honored at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s second annual Needham Night Dinner, Jan. 30 at the Needham Sheraton Hotel. Needham Night is an evening dedicated to celebrating the town’s economic and cultural vitality. Robert Glazer, founder and CEO of Needham-based global performance marketing agency...
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Needham celebrates MLK’s life and work

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter On April 4, 1968, the world mourned the loss of Martin Luther King, Jr., a prominent civil rights activist. King’s advocacy of nonviolence and civil disobedience to achieve social justice made large strides in the civil rights movement. We honor Martin Luther King, Jr. each year on the third...
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Elliot Bridge opens to snow and celebration

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The night of December 16, big flakes began to fall from the sky, covering the ground in a fresh blanket of snow, the first real snow of the season. However, to think that this would dampen the spirits of those celebrating the opening of the Elliot Street Bridge is...
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Lt. Gov. Polito signs Needham Community Compact

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Lt. Governor Karyn Polito stood in Powers Hall, flanked by local and state dignitaries. "Thank you for going through the exercise with your selectmen to figure out what is it in this Community Compact program that Needham wants to focus on," she told the assembled. "It gets your team together...
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