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Former Celtic Johnny McCarthy passes away

Former Celtics point guard Johnny McCarthy has passed away. McCarthy, who spent the 1963-64 season with the NBA champion Celtics, was 86 years old.

Locally, McCarthy was as well known for the athletic excellence of his grandchildren as he was for his own NBA career. McCarthy's grandson, Johnny, played for...

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Westwood’s O’Dwyer named Academic All-American

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor When forced to deal with the void of Jed Cappuccino (knee) in the midfield for a significant chunk of the season, Westwood High lacrosse needed to find ways to get other guys involved and produce on offense. In 2019, one of those guys was senior Justin O’Dwyer. According...
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Griffin lifts Huskies to sixth Beanpot title

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Last season, Northeastern broke their 30-year Beanpot drought with a 5-2 victory over Boston University to claim the school’s fifth-ever tournament title. On Monday night, the defending champ and No. 13-ranked Huskies took to the TD Garden ice to defend their crown against rival Boston College. Leading the...
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Vic Gatto speaks about ‘The Game’

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday, October 18, former Harvard football captain Vic Gatto gave a talk at the Needham Library Community room about the most memorable game in his alma mater’s football history. The lecture was the last of a four-part series on the Beanpot, which is a hockey tournament in New England...
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UU Wellesley welcomes new Senior Minister

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The Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills (UU Wellesley) has welcomed Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason as its new settled Senior Minister. Rev. Kelly comes to Wellesley from New York City, where she served as the Community Minister with the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn and acted as Managing Director for the...
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Bomes, DeSisto, Martin named All-American

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor BostonLax released their 2018 class of All-Americans earlier this week, and a significant portion of the players on this prestigious list hail from Hometown Weekly’s six towns. After helping lead Dover-Sherborn to the Division III Central/East sectional title with 14 goals and seven assists in DS’s final four...
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Lanchester lifts Rebels past McCarthy, Warriors

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two of the area’s top girls basketball programs faced off on Thursday evening as the No. 17 Walpole Lady-Rebels took the quick trip down Common Street to face off against the No. 10 Medfield Warriors. Behind a game-high 18-point performance by senior captain and guard Bridget Lanchester, the...
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Diabetes presentation coming to library

Dr. Qi Sun, a faculty member at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, will present a talk, "Type 2 Diabetes: Are Food Choices A Key to Prevention?", in the Community Room at the Needham Free Public Library on February 12 at 2 p.m. The talk is free and open to...
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